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Graphic Communications

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program) - 61 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:

The mission of the Graphic Communications Associate in Applied Science degree program is to prepare students for employment in the graphic communications industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and hands-on techniques and skills for page layout, web page development, packaging, screen printing, and digital publishing workflows. 

Program Note:
Formerly Graphic Art/Desktop Publishing

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
GCOMM 110; GCOMM 112; GCOMM 130; GCOMM 235; GCOMM 250

Spring Semester 1:
GCOMM 140; GCOMM 150; GCOMM 230; GCOMM 251; ENGL 110

Fall Semester 2:
GCOMM 245; GRDSN 140; COMM 110; PSY 110; Mathematics; Approved Elective

Spring Semester 2:
GCOMM 247; GRDSN 142; Laboratory Science; Humanities


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATHEMATICS *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
HUMANITIES *3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
GCOMM 110INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS 4
GCOMM 112VECTOR GRAPHICS WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 3
GCOMM 130PAGE LAYOUT WITH ADOBE INDESIGN 3
GCOMM 140PRINTING METHODS 4
GCOMM 150PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES  3
GCOMM 230ADVANCE PAGE LAYOUT AND INTERACTIVE CROSS MEDIA 3
GCOMM 235DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCANNING FOR PUBLISHING 3
GCOMM 245WEB PUBLISHING WITH ADOBE DREAMWEAVER 3
GCOMM 247ADVANCE WEB PUBLISHING WITH ADOBE DREAMWEAVER AND FLASH 3
GCOMM 250BEGINNING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES 3
GCOMM 251ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES  3
GRDSN 140GRAPHIC DESIGN I 3
GRDSN 142TYPOGRAPHY 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVE 1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

For Program Information Contact:
Graphic Communication and Digital Publishing Program Coordinator
AIT Building, Room 241
(309) 694-5147