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Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Graphics and Visual Communication (Graphic Design Option)


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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

General Education - 21-22 Credits


General Education Electives


(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education Courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Biological and Physical Sciences 3-4 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Total Number of Credits Required for Degree 63-64**


**A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework 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 degree to 64-65 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.

The Graphic Design option 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. Students who select this curriculum and plan to transfer to a four-year college, university, or art school should consult with the program coordinator. This program offers a variety of specialized courses that may not match every transfer pattern.

Program Outcomes:


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

  1. develop computer-generated images for both graphic and publication design applications;
  2. operate computer systems and workstations designed to generate electronic publication design;
  3. plan a publication cycle from start to finish, incorporating all elements necessary to produce complete communication pieces;
  4. understand and work with industry-standard software programs related to file management, electronic layout and design, and image editing/creation;
  5. find solutions to communication problems through concept development and design application; and
  6. plan and develop documents such as newsletters, marketing materials, training guides, catalogues, case studies, service procedures, assembly instructions, organization charts, financial data, reports, visual aids, contracts and more.

Program Description:


The Computer Graphics and Visual Communication (CGVC) program prepares students for careers or transfer to four-year degree programs in graphic design, animation, motion graphics, photography, digital imaging, game design, and interactive media. This program, which incorporates a common core of six studio and digitally based courses, offers an A.A.S. degree with six different options for study. Please see curriculum degree and certificate options for specific descriptions. Students who select this curriculum and plan to transfer to a four-year college, university, or art school should consult with the program coordinator. This program offers a variety of specialized courses that may not match every transfer pattern.

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