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.
This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. (Repeatable 3 Times)
Covers basic applications of mathematics in the business world percentages, elementary algebra, purchasing, selling, interest, future value, present value, etc. It is designed to reinforce and expand business concepts held by the student through the use of mathematics.
Covers mathematical concepts used in the computer and business field. Topics include algebra; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division of decimals and fractions; hexadecimal, binary and octal number systems. Problem solving techniques will be used to solve business-related narrative problems.
An introduction to using digital technology to produce artistic creations on the computer. Students will learn basic art theories of design, color, typography, and visual elements and how to apply them in a digital environment.
Development of skill in formatting business correspondence, reports, forms, and tables to meet mailability and production standards. Instruction on word processing software is integrated throughout the course.
InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are used to create advanced graphic designs. Emphasis is placed on creating your own styles, graphics, and layouts. Pre-press and printing techniques are also covered. (Repeatable 3 Times)
Students handle office activities and use career-related software such as a computerized accounting system, desktop publishing, PowerPoint, form management, calculator, medical scheduling and invoicing, and legal document preparation. (Repeatable 3 Times)
This course covers the creation and maintenance of a website using a content management system. Hands-on coursework includes applying plugins, building blogs, theme development, user account setup, and management. (Repeatable 3 times)
Covers the selection of target markets; the controllable variables of the marketing mix including product, place, price and promotion; and the uncontrollable variables including legal environment, economic environment and cultural environment.
Students manage office activities using computer software and equipment in a simulated office environment. Students use word processing, electronic mail and calendaring, and other specialized software.
This capstone course will integrate InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Web Page Design concepts. The course features a simulated work environment. Students will complete graphic design applications in print and on the web for a simulated business. (Repeatable 2 Times)
Using critical thinking skills, students will study and reinforce the basics of the English language as they apply to business communications. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.
Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.
Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester