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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2017-18

Graphic Design Certificate


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Important Information


Short Description


The Graphic Design certificate prepares students for positions as graphic designers and electronic publication design specialists in business, government and industry. See the coordinator for advisement and schedule planning.

Type of Credential


Credit Certificate 

Program Code


398

Contacts and Additional Information


Program Coordinators:​

Art Concentration:

CCBC Westside (Catonsville and Owings Mills)
Doug McNamara
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4423 or dmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Eastside (Essex and Dundalk)
Sharon Trumbull
CCBC Essex
443-840-1767 or strumbull@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Catonsville
Debby Ciccarelli
Catonsville Campus
443-840-4324 or dciccarelli@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Essex
Jessica Walton
Essex Campus
443-840-1567 or jwalton2@ccbcmd.edu

Photography Concentration:

Hal Rummel
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4598 or hrummel@ccbcmd.edu


Interior Design Concentration:

Kim Morrison
CCBC Catonsville/Dundalk/Essex
443-840-4954 or kmorrison2@ccbcmd.edu


Art Education Concentration:

CCBC Westside (Catonsville and Owings Mills)
Doug McNamara
CCBC Catonsville
443-840-4423 or dmcnamara@ccbcmd.edu

CCBC Eastside (Essex and Dundalk)
Sharon Trumbull
CCBC Essex
443-840-1767 or strumbull@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*


Program Requirements and Electives - 21 Credits


Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 21*


Note


*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.

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.

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.

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