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Certificate Graphic Communications


The 'Graphic Communications program teaches students the basics of print and web design utilizing Adobe Creative Cloud software. With successful completion of this 12 month program graduates will be able to visually communicate concepts and ideas for print and web design; produce and present work for a professional client/designer environment; format and design press-ready pieces; design, host and maintain websites using web technologies; and brand and represent companies via web and social media.

Graduates will possess the knowledge, skills, and competencies to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of design software commonly used in industry
  • Understand and develop an effective use of typography and design
  • Design and develop web pages along with social media content
  • Identify and/or produce copy for advertising, packaging and web design
  • Understand the effective use of color in design
  • Develop cohesive branding/identity for corporations, products and services
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the printing process, printing substrates and finishing processes
  • Understand copyright and Digital Rights Management 

Industry Employment Opportunities

  • advertising agencies
  • design studios
  • corporate art departments
  • newspapers
  • magazines
  • TV and radio station design departments
  • printing businesses

Course Requirements

Semester 1

Course Name Course # Credits
Fundamentals of Graphic Design GFX 1015 5
Intro to Computer Graphics  GFX 1025 5

Semester 2

Course Name Course # Credits
Web Design Essentials  GFX 1035 5
Visual Branding and Identity GFX 1045 5

Semester 3

Course Name Course # Credits
Portfolio Development  GFX 1055 5
Advanced Projects GFX 1065 5

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