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Graphic Design Certificate

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Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*

*If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed transferable college credits at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the certificate to 22 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. create and edit computer-generated images for both graphic and publication design applications;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of type as a design element, including the concepts of form and counterform, color, texture, contrast and movement;
  3. plan a publication cycle from start to finish, incorporating all elements necessary to produce complete communication pieces;
  4. use industry-standard software programs related to file management, electronic layout and design, and image editing/creation;
  5. develop solutions to communication problems through concept development and design application; and
  6. create documents such as newsletters, marketing materials, training guides, catalogues, case studies, service procedures, assembly instructions, organization charts, financial data, reports, and visual training materials.

Program Description:

The Graphic Design certificate prepares students for positions as graphic designers and electronic publication design specialists in business, government and industry. Focusing primarily on print-based media, students will work on original projects to produce all types of print collateral, from flyers and posters to dimensional packaging and signage.

See the coordinator for advisement and schedule planning.

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