C. Graphic Design Assistant
Why Graphic Design Assistant?This one-year certificate program is designed to provide students with skills for entry-level employment in design services such as publishing, print layouts and web media. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     14(15) Credits||Credits|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
|Visual Language – Drawing||3|
|Oral Communications Core Requirement||2(3)|
M 108M 108 - Business Mathematics
This course is a study of math and terminology used by business and industry. The course will begin with a review of the fundamental principles of arithmetic and percentages. Payroll, bank records, interest, notes, discounts, markup, inventory, depreciation, and stocks and bonds will be covered. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in NC 021 Supplemental Instruction/Academic Support for Mathematics. For those in NC 021, attendance and participation in NC 021 will be reported to your M 108 instructor for consideration in your M 108 grade.
|Photoshop and Illustrator||3||First Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
MART 214MART 214 - Digital Publishing and Design
This course covers the fundamentals of creating a variety of publications using Adobe Indesign including typography usage and terminology, with the aid of Photoshop for graphic manipulation. Students will develop layout and design solutions to problems presented in class. Practical application of skills is emphasized. Digital Publishing and Design is a required course for the AAS degree in Information Technology.
|Digital Publishing and Design||3|
ARTZ 106ARTZ 106 - Visual Language - 2-D Foundations
This course is an introduction to the design elements of line, shape, form, value, color, texture, and space; and design principles of balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity. These basic elements and principles of design form the structures that underlie most visual arts, whether commercial arts or fine arts.
|Visual Language - 2-D Foundations||3|
GDSN 145GDSN 145 - Introduction to Web Design
This course provides fundamental instruction on creating, editing, and enhancing Internet web sites. Students will gain hands-on experience that includes internet navigation and communication, web page creation using basic HTML/XHTML code and Adobe Dreamweaver, publishing web pages to the World Wide Web, and web site management and maintenance. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A.
|Introduction to Web Design||3|
|Written Communication Elective||3|
PHOT 113PHOT 113 - Understanding Photography
This course is designed to familiarize students with the function of the camera, use of film, and production of black and white prints. Basic techniques of film processing and printing from negative images are covered. Attention is paid to the use of adjustable 35mm or 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 cameras and enlargers. Emphasis is on the craft of photography.
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.