Associate of Applied Science degree
2 years (5 terms including summer)
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 in art, photography, marketing and interactive design interest, will increase enjoyment and overall design opportunities within the 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.
The Graphic Communication Technology program prepares students for employment in the technical graphic production and graphic design industry. Following an introduction to the graphics industry, the core program develops students' practical knowledge and provides hands-on experience with current standards in graphic communication. Students learn design, layout, image manipulation and illustration principles to applying final graphics used in 2D design, print, web and motion graphics, plus receive extensive experience using industry standard software from Adobe.
- printing and publishing companies
- advertising agencies
- Web design
- in-house graphics
- design and marketing departments
|GRA-101||Survey of Graphic Communications 1||3|
|Principles of Advertising
or Principles of Marketing
|Elements of Writing
or Composition I
|Principles of Selling
or Fundamentals of Oral Communication
|GRA-132||Digital Layout II||3|
|GRA-141||Digital Imaging II||3|
or Composition II
|GRA-195||Introduction to Web Media||3|
|CIS-207||Fundamentals of Web Programming||3|
|GRA-153||Web Media II||3|
|GRA-157||Web Design II||3|
|GRA-191||Graphic Communication Applications||3|
|Human Relations in Management
or Introduction to Psychology
|WBL-157||Job Shadowing: Applied Digital, Visual, and Communication Arts||1|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Business Math and Calculators|
Approved Math Course
|Total Credit Hours||67|
GRA-101 Survey of Graphic Communications must be completed in the first semester.
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.