Graphic Design (AAS)

The Graphic Design curriculum is designed to prepare students for entry into the field of graphic design with a broad background and experience in the creation of a wide variety of media for advertising, displays, sign and computer graphics to fit clients’ needs. Though not fine artists, students need to be skilled in drawing and painting. Media creation and distribution is ever changing and so must be the knowledge and skills of the graphic designer. This program is not designed to transfer to a four-year institution. Any student wishing to transfer to a four-year college is urged to consult with a counselor. The certificate programs are intended to provide the student with foundation skills to gain immediate employment in the specialty, or continue in the AAS program.

Source: MCC 2015-16 Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 16 CR. HRS.
BCOM 101 3
Business and Technical Communications
BCOM 102 3
Advanced Bus and Tech Communications
BUS 123 3
BUSINESS LAW
BUS 127 3
Human Relations
TMAT 101A 3
Technical Math I
Choose One (1) Course From: 1
PEA 101A, PEA 103, PEA 104A, PEA 118 or PEA 201
GRAPHIC DESIGN REQUIREMENTS 35 CR. HRS.
GR 110 3
Introduction to Graphic Reproduction
GR 160 3
Digital Imaging
GR 220 3
Electronic Publishing
GR 270 3
Computer Imaging for the Printing Industry
GRD 100ID 1
Introduction to InDesign
GRD 100IL 1
INTRODUCTION TO ILLUSTRATOR
GRD 100PS 1
Introduction to Photoshop
GRD 107 2
IMAGE ASSEMBLY
GRD 120 3
Introduction to Graphic Design
GRD 130 3
Drawing for Graphic Design
GRD 140 3
Introduction to Typography
GRD 160 3
History of Graphic Design
GRD 210 3
GRAPHIC DESIGN II
GRD 290CI 3
Production Practicum
TECHNICAL-RELATED REQUIREMENTS 9 CR. HRS. 
CIS 120A 3
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CIS 167FL/GRD 167FL 1
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNET ANIMATION
CIS 177DW 1
INTRODUCTION TO HTML EDITORS
CIS 199 1
INTERNET CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
CIS 257A 3
HTML FOR INTERNET WEB PAGE DESIGN
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES 3 CR. HRS.
CIS 258 3
ADVANCED HTML
Total 62

Students are advised that it could be dangerous to wear contact lenses in any area where fumes from chemicals, solvents, gases, and areas where electrical flash may be present. You should plan to wear prescription eyeglasses if you take classes where these hazards exist.