Recommended Course Sequence

Graphic Arts Technology

AAS Course Sequence:

 

First Semester - Fall
Hours Co- & Pre- Requisites
GRA 100 Orientation to Graphic Arts 1  
GRA 110 Graphic Arts I 3  
ART 105 2-Dimensional Design or    
ART 112 3-Dimensional Design 3  
CIT 123 Macintosh: Use and Troubleshooting 3  
SPK 101 Public Speaking I 3  COMPASS
LAL 101 Composition I 3  
SKL 101 College Orientation 1
  17  
 
Second Semester - Spring
   
GRA 120 Graphic Arts II 3  
GRA 215 Advanced Illustrator or   GRA120
GRA 216 Advanced Photoshop 3 GRA120/
Co-Req GRA210
GRA 235 Product Design 3 GRA110
ART 101 Art Survey and Appreciation I or    
ART 102 Art Survey and Appreciation II
3  
BUS 150 Business English/Communications or  
LAL 102 Composition II 3 COMPASS
CIT 140 Introduction to HTML/Web Page Design 1 COMPASS
  16  
 
Third Semester - Fall
   
GRA 210 Graphic Arts III 3  
GRA225 Digital Media Development 3  
GRA 245 Pre-Press Production 3 GRA120
BOE 152 Business Math/Electronic Calculations or    
MTH 140 College Algebra 3 COMPASS
PSC 105 Functions and Policies of American Government or    
HST 105 American History to 1865 3
  15  
 
Fourth Semester - Spring
   
GRA 255 Screen Pringing 3  
GRA 290 Portfolio Development 3  
SKL 250 Employment Seminar or    
GRA 295 Graphics Arts Internship 1-2  
BIO *** Biological Science with lab or    
PHY *** Physical Science with lab 4-5  
Directed Elective 3
  14-16  
 
Directed Electives

GRA102 Graphics Software
GRA215 Advanced Illustrator
GRA216 Advanced Photoshop
GRA295 Graphics Arts Internship
     (PRE-REQ SKL240)
ART135 Digital Photography
ART221 Creative Photography
MKT105 Principles of Marketing
  ART100 Color Theory
ART105 2-Dimensional Design *
ART112 3- Dimensional Design *
ART130 Beginning Printmaking
ART136 Video I
CIT145 Web Design I
MKT250 Entrepreneurship
     (Pre-req Instructor Approval)
     
* The art course (ART 105 or ART 112) that is not taken as a required course may be taken as a directed elective option.

  

 

Graphic Arts Technology Certificate

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Required Courses
Hours
Co- & Pre- Requisites
GRA 100 Orientation to Graphic Arts 1  
GRA 110 Graphic Arts I 3  
GRA 120 Graphic Arts II 3  
GRA 245 Pre-Press Production 3 GRA120 
GRA 235 Product Design 3 GRA110
       
*GRA 210 Graphic Arts III (3cr) and   GRA120, GRA210
*GRA 216 Advanced Photoshop (3cr) or 6 GRA110
*GRA 215 Advanced Illustrator (3cr) and   GRA120
*GRA 255 Screen Printing (3cr) 6 GRA210
CIT 123 Macintosh: Use and Troubleshooting 3  
* Six-hour block, not used in required courses, can be used as directed electives.
 
Directed Electives
GRA 102 Graphics Software 3  
GRA 225 Digital-Media Development 3  
GRA 290 Portfolio Design 3 GRA210
GRA 295 Graphic Arts Internship 2-3 SKL240
ART 100 Color Theory 3  
ART 105 Design I 3  
ART 110 Drawing and Composition I 3  
ART 130 Beginning Printmaking 3  
ART 135 Digital Photography 3  
ART 136 Video I 3  
ART 221 Creative Photography 3  
ART 222 Photography II 3  
CIT 145 Web Design I 3  
MKT 105 Principles of Marketing 3  
MKT 250 Entrepreneurship 3 Instructor Approval
SKL 101 College Orientation 1  
SKL 250 Employment Seminar 1  
       
 

A certificate will be awarded upon the completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours, including all required courses listed above plus directed elective credits to equal a total of at least 32 credit hours.

 

 

 Certificate of Specialization in Graphic Arts Technology

  Required Courses Hours Co-/Pre-Reqs
GRA100 Orientation to Graphic Arts 1  
GRA102 Graphics Software 3  
GRA110 Graphic Arts I 3  
GRA120 Graphic Arts II 3  
GRA225 Digital Media Development 3  
GRA235 Product Design 3 GRA110
GRA245 Pre-Press Production 3 GRA120
  Total Credits Required 19