Art and Graphic Design Career Pathway

Art and technology merge to create wonderful, new opportunities in photography, graphic design and visual communications. The eyes have it!

Art

Airbrush Art Certificate (9 credits) - update your skills

Credits from this certificate are not applicable to a diploma or degree. This certificate program is designed to provide you with the latest information and skills needed to function more effectively in your job or to update your skills for employment possibilities.

Continuing Ed Classes: Digital Darkroom Essentials and Digital Photo - SLR

Graphic Design

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Basic Visual Communications Certificate (15 credits) - basic building blocks

12 credits from this certificate are applicable to the Visual Communications diploma and to an AAS degree in Graphic Design or Graphic Technologies. This certificate program is designed for individuals with no prior graphic design experience and a desire to gain a basic understanding of design and software skills used in the visual communications industry.

Option 2:

Visual Communications Diploma (47 credits) - preparation for variety of entry-level positions

Option 3:

AAS Graphic Design (77 or 83 credits) - entry-level to high-level designers or business owners

AAS Graphic Technology (75 credits) - entry-level to mid-level positions

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

Graphic Design

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Corel Painter Certificate (6 credits) - update your skills

The credits from this certificate are applicable to the Visual AAS degree in Graphic Design. This certificate program is intended to provide you with the latest information and skills needed to function more effectively in your job or to update your skills for employment possibilities.

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AAS Graphic Design (77 or 83 credits) - entry-level to high-level designers or business owners

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

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Digital Illustration Certificate (9 credits) - update your skills

Most of the credits from this certificate are applicable to the Visual Communications diploma and all are applicable to an AAS degree in Graphic Design. This certificate program is designed for individuals with no prior digital illustration experience and those who wish to upgrade their skills to current software used in the visual communications industry.

Option 2:

Visual Communications Diploma (47 credits) - preparation for variety of entry-level positions

Option 3:

AAS Graphic Design (77 or 83 credits) - entry-level to high-level designers or business owners

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

Graphic Design

Digital Publishing Certificate (23 credits) - update your skills

Some credits from this certificate are applicable to a Visual Communications diploma. This certificate program is designed for individuals with prior printing and/or design experience who are looking to update or expand upon their skills.

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

Graphic Design

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InDesign Certificate (6 credits) - update your skills

The credits from this certificate are applicable to the Visual Communications diploma and to an AAS degree in Graphic Design. This certificate program is designed for individuals with no prior page layout experience or for those who wish to upgrade the software skills they use in the visual communications industry.

Option 2:

Visual Communications Diploma (47 credits) - preparation for variety of entry-level positions

Option 3:

AAS Graphic Design (77 or 83 credits) - entry-level to high-level designers or business owners

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

Graphic Design

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Interactive Media for Graphic Design Certificate (6 credits) - update your skills

The credits from this certificate are applicable to the AAS degree in Graphic Design. This certificate program is designed for students in the Graphic Design program or for individuals with prior graphic design experience who are looking to update their skills.

Option 2:

AAS Graphic Design (77 or 83 credits) - entry-level to high-level designers or business owners

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

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Printing Technologies Certificate (17 credits) - specialize in current degree or update your skills
The credits from this certificate are applicable to the AAS degree in Graphic Technologies. This certificate program is designed for students in the Graphic Technologies program who wish to specialize in their degree, or for individuals with prior printing experience who are looking to update their skills or are seeking advancement in the graphics/printing industry.

Option 2:

AAS Graphic Technologies (75 credits) - entry-level to mid-level positions

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop

Graphic Design or Marketing

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Graphic Sales & Customer Service Certificate (18 credits) - specialize in current degree or update your skills

Some of the credits from this certificate are applicable to the AAS degree in Graphic Technologies, the AA degree in Marketing, and the AAS degree in Marketing. This certificate program is designed for students in the Graphic Technologies or Marketing programs who wish to specialize in their degree, or for individuals with prior experience who are looking to update their skills or are seeking advancement in the area of marketing or graphic communications.

Option 2:

AAS Graphic Technologies (75 credits) - entry-level to mid-level positions

AA Marketing (64 credits) - useful when transferring to a four-year college or university

AAS Marketing (66 credits) - entry-level to high-level designers or business owners

Continuing Ed Classes: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop