2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Communications: Graphic Design, AAS [GRCGD-AAS, 60 Total Credits]


This program trains people to use digital tools for employment in design and creative production fields. Although a degree is not necessary for initial employment, students who complete an AAS degree have a good chance for employment that is profitable. Students will learn concepts and approaches to technology necessary for lifelong learning. This degree is directed toward designing, producing, and assembling digital assets into professional communications and deliverables. Graphic Designer may design identity and collateral materials (like logos, brochures, advertising materials) or layouts for print or web publications. The Web Designer creates graphics, presentations (some interactive), web pages targeted for viewing on a screen.


Academic Map: AAS - Graphic Communications: Graphic Design 21-22  


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Diagnose and provide solutions that meet spoken and visual communication challenges using graphic design appropriate for a targeted audience/market.
  2. Create marketable vector and bitmap artwork using a variety of techniques at a professional level using industry workflow applicable to graphic design, multimedia, and online development.
  3. Assemble deliverables for digital and printed communication media.
  4. Provide professional portfolio quality designs, illustrations, typography, and layouts.
  5. Model appropriate and acceptable soft skills in a team environment required for entry-level employment in the field of graphic communications.

General Education Requirements (22 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level MATH course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.

English Composition (3-5 Credits)

NOTE: Your first college-level ENG course MUST be completed before reaching 30 total college-level credits.