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This field of study deals with the creation and preparation of visual messages, conveyed either as an interactive multimedia program, an internet page, or printed piece. The Graphic Communications department offers two distinct paths toward attainment of either an Associates Degree or Certificate of Completion.

"Learn By Doing" Both degree programs feature a "hands-on" approach. We emphasize lab activities and provide a wealth of project work to complete. Students do not need previous computer or graphics experience, nor do they need to own a computer or software. We work with both the Macintosh and Windows platforms, and offer open lab times for all students who are enrolled in our classes. 

Graphic Communications - Major #8332
Graphic Communication deals with the technical requirements and limitations of the various processes. Studies include web page construction, offset print preparation, and multimedia production. A graduate of this program should possess a wide set of entry level employment skills. This program tends to appeal to the technically minded individual.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

FIRST YEAR

First Semester   Units
GRC 5 Intro Macintosh Computer 1
GRC 10 Intro Graphic Communications 2
GRC 20 Desktop Publishing 3
GRC 41 Visual Communications 3
 

Total

9

Second Semester   Units
GRC 12 PageMaker/Intro Graphic Layout 3
GRC 15 Web Page Construction 1 4
GRC 18 Graphic Production Methods 1 3
 

Total

10


SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Units
GRC 17 Adobe Illustrator/Illus Software 3
GRC 22 Multimedia 1 4
GRC 30 Quark XPress/Prof. Publishing 3
GRC 54 Math for Graphic Communication 3
 

Total

13

Second Semester    Units
AT 40 Preparing for Employment Opportunites 3
GRC 14 Adobe Acrobat 3
GRC 16 Projects/Web 2 OR  
GRC 21 Production Methods 2 OR  
GRC 23 Multimedia 2 4
 

Total

10

Recommended Electives: BT 6; GRC 13, 27, 39A, 40A; AT 10; MKTG 11; PHOTO 10, 22.

Graphic Design - Major #8501
Graphic Design deals with the planning and creation of projects. There is an almost equal emphasis on art and production methods in this area. A graduate of this program should be prepared for entry level design production, or continuation to a four year college.This program usually appeals to the artistically inclined individual.

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Units
ART 3 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ART 7 Beginning Drawing 3
GRC 5 Intro to Macintosh Computer 1
GRC 10 Intro to Graphic Communications 2
GRC 20 Desktop Publishing 3
 

Total

12

Second Semester   Units
GRC 12 PageMaker/Intro Graphic Layout 3
GRC 17 Adobe Illustrator/Illus Software 3
GRC 18 Graphic Production Methods 1 3
GRC 39A Graphic Design I 3
  Total 12


SECOND YEAR

First Semester   Units
ART 39B Introduction of Graphic Design 3
PHOTO 10 Basic B/W Photo 3
PHOTO 12 Photoshop for Photographers 3
 

Total

 9

Second Semester   Units
ART 40B Advanced Graphic Design 1.5
AT 40 Preparing for Employment Opportunities 3
GRC 30  Quark XPress/Prof. Publishing 3
GRC 40A Graphic Design II 1.5
MKTG 11 Salesmanship OR  
BA 38 Operation of the Small Business 3
 

Total

 12

Recommended Electives: GRC 13, 14, 15, 21, 22, 23, 41, 54.

WEB DESIGN - MAJOR # 8502
This certificate of completion is evidence of knowledge of the preparation of graphics and web sites for the Internet. Through the creation and capture of images, creation of animation, and layout/design of pages, the student gains insight into graphic industry standards.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Class   Units
GRC 15 Web Page Construction 1 4
GRC 16 Web Page Construction 2 4
GRC 24 Flash Animation 3
GRC 25 Fireworks/Dreamweaver 3
GRC 26 Macromedia Freehand 3
 

Total

17

 

Last updated: 7/6/2008 7:52:58 PM