The Graphic Design program offers a diverse educational experience in all phases of graphic communications. The program exposes the student to a thorough scope of the industry, as well as preparing students to create and run their own freelance business. Students who complete the program will be well-versed in the modern graphics industry, and will have a variety of employment options, such as commercial or promotional needs, packaging, displays, or logos by using modern technologies. Students will take hands-on classes to learn how to use software used in the industry at a professinoal level. Students will create a portfolio of work, as well as complete a Capstone project, which can include an industry internship as a graduation requirement; this allows students to obtain the tools necessary to gain employment in the graphics field.

Potential Jobs/Careers

  • Graphic Designer
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Package Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Product Developer
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Multimedia Artist/Animator
  • Freelancer


Course NumberTitleLectureLabCredits
ESNT120LCollege Essentials101
GRA125LFoundations of Design233
GRA120LDesign Software Essentials233
CIS234LWebsite and Design Development233
ARTS212LIntroduction to Digital Photography223
GRA136LDigital Illustration233

Total Credits: 19

In order to be successful in the Graphic Design program a student must:

  • have command of the English language;
  • have a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • be able to complete requirements for college level classes;
  • be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions;
  • have sufficient vision to make fine visual discriminations, and for reading instructions and course materials;
  • have reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature;
  • have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports;
  • have basic understanding of common computer operating systems and procedures;
  • have good understanding of measurement systems;
  • have the ability to work with others;
  • have a good eye for detail/attitude toward quality.

As a result of completing the Graphic Design Program, the student will be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the theory and processes associated with the Graphic Design profession;
  • understand and use appropriately the technical vocabulary associated with the Graphic Design profession;
  • demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills to successfully problem solve customer needs;
  • produce a body of work that serves as a professional portfolio.

  • Jill Vickers

    Computer and Design Technologies
    Faculty, Graphic Design


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Program Contact

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