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2018-2019 Catalog Year
Graphic Communications
Certificate of Achievement

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The purpose of the Graphic Communications Certificate of Achievement is to provide basic knowledge and skills necessary to enter the graphic communications field.

Student Outcomes:

Students completing the Certificate of Achievement in Graphic Communications are expected to demonstrate that they:

  • Have a working knowledge appropriate to graphic communications.
  • Meet the WNC requirements for general education for the Certificate of Achievement.
  • Can successfully represent themselves to a potential employer.

A minimum of 30 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Program Requirements21 Units (Credits)

ART 100Visual Foundations3
GRC 103Introduction to Computer Graphics3
GRC 109Color and Design3
GRC 144Electronic Layout and Typography3
GRC 156Design with Illustrator3
GRC 175Web Design I3
GRC 183Design with Photoshop3

General Education Requirements9 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirements:
writing course required
Human Relations Requirement:
PSY or SOC recommended
Mathematics Requirement3

Suggested Course Sequence

Program Requirements: 30 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

1st Year

First Semester: 15 Credits

ART 100 3
General Education Courses 3
GRC 103 3
GRC 109 3
GRC 183 3

Second Semester: 15 Credits

General Education Courses 6
GRC 144 3
GRC 156 3
GRC 175 3


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