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Communication Graphics (Certificate)

36 credit hours.

This certificate program is designed to prepare students for entry-level careers as commercial graphics designers. The comprehensive program provides students with skills in computer and art fundamentals, creating effective designs with an audience in mind, and troubleshooting technical problems. Student will be able to seek a variety of positions related to graphic design.

General Education Core Requirements:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
COMM 101 Introduction to Oral Communications 3
ENGL 101 Composition I 3

Required Core:

Course Course Name Credit Hours
ART 104 Basic Drawing 3
ART 190 Digital Photography and Imaging I 3
ART 231 Graphic Design I 3
BUSN 110 Introduction to Business 3
DMED 101 Introduction to Digital Media 3
DMED 120 Computer Imaging and Design 3
DMED 145 Video Production 3
DMED 250 Preparing Print Publications 3

Electives (6 credit hours):

Any DMED, ART or COMM course.

Gainful Employment Information

By completing this certificate, you may apply for employment as:

Job Title SOC Code
Prepress Technicians and Workers 51-5022.00
The total program cost for completing this certificate is $4,896 for tuition and fees and $1,650 for books and supplies.

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