Prerequisites: Those interested in our program should have a strong interest in managing, manipulating and merging text and graphic components, used to communicate information that sells a product or idea. Skills and interest in art and photography will increase enjoyment and overall design options within our program. Students should be able to work under tight deadlines both individually and as part of a team. Students need to be open to the fact that not all graphic solutions are computer-based.
Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall, Spring, Summer
First Year - First Semester (Fall)
| ADM-133 ||Business Math and Calculators 1||3|
| ART-301 ||Design Fundamentals||3|
| ENG-101 ||Elements of Writing 2||3|
| GRA-101 ||Survey of Graphic Communication 3||3|
| MGT-145 ||Human Relations in Management||3|
First Year - Second Semester (Spring)
| ART-133 ||Drawing||3|
| ART-184 ||Photography 4 ||3|
| CSC-110 ||Intro to Computers||3|
| ENG-105 ||Composition I||3|
| MKT-150 ||Principles of Advertising||3|
| GRA-127 ||Illustrator I||3|
| GRA-131 ||Digital Layout||3|
Second Year - First Semester (Fall)
| CIS-207 ||Fundamentals of Web Programming||3|
| GRA-128 ||Illustrator II||3|
| GRA-132 ||Digital Layout II||3|
| GRA-140 ||Digital Imaging||3|
| GRA-195 ||Introduction to Web Media||3|
Second Year - Second Semester (Spring)
| GRA-141 ||Digital Imaging II||3|
| GRA-152 ||Web Design II||4.5|
| GRA-153 ||Web Media II||3|
| GRA-192 ||Production Techniques||4.5|
| GRA-199 ||Graphic Communication Job Shadow||1|
Total Program Hours 67
1 Your COMPASS math score will determine if you need to take prerequisite classes.
2 Your COMPASS writing score will determine if you need to take prerequisite classes.
3 GRA-101 Survey of Graphic Communication must be completed for admission into the technical sequence of graphics (GRA) courses.
4 Students may substitute ART-186 Digital Photography for ART-184 Phtotography.
Note: Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should verify transfer credits before proceeding with this program. See your advisor to discuss appropriate course selection.