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Graphics Technology - Graphic Design Option (AS)

Admission Program Objective Code GRTH
State CIP Code 1611080300

The Graphics Technology (Graphic Design Technology) A.S. degree is intended for students interested in careers in Graphic Design and Commercial Art where creativity and visual communication are core competencies. Students are encouraged, but not required, to contact Graphic Arts faculty at 729-6019 for detailed advising to plan a program of study before enrolling in courses.

Students who successfully complete selected courses from this program of study may be eligible to receive the Graphic Design Production (CCC)  (State CIP Code 0650040204), and/or Graphic Design Support (CCC)  (State CIP Code 0650040202).

General Education

Select one course from each category; see the AS Degree General Education Requirements  section of catalog for specific course listings:

  • ____ ____ Communication Skills 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Humanities 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Mathematics 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Natural Sciences 4 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Social Sciences 3 Credit Hours
  • ____ ____ Additional General Education Credits 2 Credit Hours

Total General Education Credits Required: 18

Total Core Credits Required: 24

Technical Elective Courses

Select 22 credits from the following:

Total Technical Elective Credits Required: 22

Total Program Credits Required: 64

Suggested Two Year Academic Plan

This program admits students in the fall/spring/summer semester(s). Below is a sample academic plan for these students admitted in the identified semester

Graphics Technology, Graphics Design Option (AS) (GRTH) Companion Certificate*
First Year GRDS GRAT
Fall Semester
PGY 1801C - Digital Photography I 4 Credit Hours  
GRA 1151C - Illustration I 3 Credit Hours  
ENC 1101 - English Composition I 3 Credit Hours ♦ ▲ ¶  
Mathematics General Education 3 Credit Hours
Additional General Education 2 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
ART 2602C - Digital Imaging I 4 Credit Hours  
GRA 2190C - Graphic Design I 3 Credit Hours  
Humanities General Education 3 Credit Hours
Science General Education 4 Credit Hours
Total Semester Hours:  14
Summer Semester
Social Science General Education 3 Credit Hours
PGY 2802C - Digital Photography II 4 Credit Hours  
Total Program Hours:  7
Second Year    
Fall Semester
GRA 1152C - Illustration II 3 Credit Hours  
GRA 2191C - Graphic Design II 3 Credit Hours  
ART 2603C - Digital Imaging II 4 Credit Hours  
PGY 1220C - Commercial Photography I 4 Credit Hours  
GRA 2900 - Independent Study – Graphic Art 1 Credit Hour  
Total Semester Hours:  15
Spring Semester
PGY 2221C - Commercial Photography II 4 Credit Hours  
GRA 2950C - Advanced Graphic Projects 4 Credit Hours  
PGY 2804C - Digital Photography III 4 Credit Hours  
GRA 2905 - Independent Study – Graphic Design 1 Credit Hour  
Total Semester Hours:  13
Total Program Hours:  64    
*  Courses with √ can also be used in the Companion Certificate indicated:
Graphic Design Support (CCC)  
GRAT - Graphics Design Production (CCC)