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Graphic Design (AAS.DPGD)

This program is designed to prepare graduates for careers requiring a solid knowledge of graphic design skills. Emphasis is placed on current graphic arts software for print and web page design techniques combined with marketing and the latest office technology trends. Students will design and create artwork for commercial publication and see the process through to print. Students may fill various positions as full-time graphic designers, desktop publishers, pre-press operators, or positions involving a blend of administrative office duties and graphic designing. Some students succeed as freelancers and open their own businesses. Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
CIS-088 Adobe Photoshop
3.0
CIS-092 Adobe Illustrator
3.0
CIS-099 Introduction to Web Technology  
3.0
CIS-160 Practical Software Applications  
3.0
SFS-101 Strategies for Success  
2.0
BUS-094 Business Math  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
Second Semester
CIS-090 Adobe InDesign +++ 
3.0
ITT-053 Digital Media Arts +++ 
3.0
CIS-051 Designing for the Web +++ 
3.0
BUS-114 Advanced Formatting
3.0
ART-250 Understanding Art   OR
ART-110 2-D Design  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
CIS-098 Advanced Desktop Skills
3.0
CIS-056 Advanced Software Applications
3.0
CIS-058 Spec Software Applications
3.0
CIS-049 Content Management Systems
2.0
BUS-247 Principles of Marketing  
3.0
BUS-141 Business Communications  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 17.0
Second Semester
BUS-060 Automated Office Procedures +++ 
3.0
BUS-079 Professional Development +++ 
3.0
CIS-047 Graphic Design Capstone +++ 
3.0
ENG-095 Business English   OR
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication   OR
ENG-120 Composition I
3.0
SOC-280 Introduction to Sociology   OR
PSY-271 Intro to Psychology  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 64.00