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Graphic Communication

Quick Facts

  • Associate of Applied Science: 2-year program (60 semester credit hours)
  • Certificates:
    • Level 1 (15–36 semester credit hours)
    • Enhanced Skills (13 semester credit hours)
  • Job opportunities: Careers
  • Full program is offered at: Northeast Campus


Our technical program prepares you for entry-level positions in the field of graphic production and design.

We use the industry-standard software and hardware to teach. Courses include:

  • Illustration
  • Photographic manipulation
  • Page layout and design
  • Website design
  • Basic animation (using a variety of techniques)

Learn versatile computer skills

The Adobe Creative Cloud skills taught in this program make you qualified for employment in more than art-related fields.

Many job opportunities now request skills in some or all of the Adobe Creative Cloud:

  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator
  • Acrobat Pro

Plan your courses

We want you to be successful in our program and strongly recommend you talk to an advisor before registering. Start strong by taking the courses in the recommended order.

If you are a full-time student, you should balance a couple of graphics courses with required academic courses in a single semester, so you are not overwhelmed with the workload.

Program Options



Level 1

Computer & Software

While not required, owning a computer and subscribing to the Adobe Creative Cloud software will give you greater flexibility to practice the skills you learn in class more often. You will be able to spend more time on assignments and projects outside of class. Meeting assignment deadlines will be easier.

Graphic Communication has a dedicated computer lab for students in our program.



Northeast Campus

Lynn Dally, Coordinator

Elizabeth Shaver, Lab Manager

Debra Krebs, Student Support Specialist

Updated February 19, 2019