Graphic Design & Communications

The Graphic Design & Communications program provides self-paced, project based instruction and practice in the field of graphic arts and visual communication. Students learn digital imaging concepts and skills in a modern graphic arts lab while gaining valuable workplace skills such as dependability, resourcefulness, initiative, diligence, and interpersonal skills.

Students will gain experience in the following areas using the professional-level software packages of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Adobe Photoshop: Project Management Skills, Design Skills, Research and Communication Skills and Technical Skills. Students will design several projects in class, for example: a digital photo collage, a logo, a business card, an advertisement, a brochure, a newsletter, a mini-yearbook, a career portfolio, flyers, newsletters, calendars and magazine covers.

Students may have the opportunity to apply those skills on “real” customer projects. Jobs may include business cards, photo IDs, brochures, advertisements, invitations, photo calendars, and more.

Outcomes: Competency Certificate, Skill Profile, and Adobe Certified Associate Certification, NOCTI certificate, and three college credits in Photoshop I.