Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-2018 Catalog Program: Graphic Design Support [3021] Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Graphic Design Support [3021]


(15 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Dr. Doug Ford
941-752-5000, ext. 61501, Bradenton
941-408-1501, Venice

This certificate is designed to prepare students for initial employment in the field of graphic design. The coursework will apply toward the A.S. Graphic Design Technology degree [2033].

Program Goals

After successfully completing this program, the student will be able to perform the following:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Perform raster and vector based illustration and graphic development.
  • Formulate concepts/theories.
  • Apply design theories.
  • Demonstrate creative use of typography.
  • Demonstrate production skills.
  • Interpret printing processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current industry standards, practices, and techniques.
  • Interpret photographic procedures.
  • Apply color theories.
  • Demonstrate industry level presentation procedures.
  • Utilize computer hardware, software, networks and peripherals for the production of electronic content.
  • Create electronic content.
  • Demonstrate employability skills.

Program Requirements

Course NameCredit HoursTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
GRA 1100C - Introduction to Computer Graphics (3 Credit Hours)
GRA 2190C - Graphic Design Basics (3 Credit Hours)
GRA 1206C - Typography (3 Credit Hours)
GRA 2150C - Photoshop (3 Credit Hours)
GRA 2121C - Communication Design (3 Credit Hours)

Total Credit Hours: 15


This certificate will require some or all classes to be taken at one campus location. Contact the department for specific details.

Credit load, and/or course availability may affect a student’s individual progress.

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