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Select a program title for class details. Unit count is for major classes and does not include the count of general education units.

 
 
Graphic Communications - Imaging & Publishing (GCIP)
 

Digital Imaging
34 Units
Prepares students for entry-level position as creator and processor of digital imagery. Layout and creatived position in multimedia, Internet publishing, digital video, publishing, photography, and motion graphics. Digital imaging is one of the basic requirements for all electronic communication delivery systems.

 
Graphic Communications Emphasis in Digital Distribution 32 Units
The image reproduction and design technology publishing industry--which encompasses
computer-based document layout, composition, typography, illustration, image editing, digital imaging and distribution--has revolutionized the field of visual communications. There will be major growth in this field in the future. Employment opportunities will be with corporate digital publishers, advertising agencies, direct mail distributors, magazine and newspaper publishers, freelance publications, packaging printers and other still growing segments of the industry.

Prepares students to pursue employment in the image reproduction and design technology industry including both traditional printing processes and non-print digital imaging processes.

Graphic Communications Emphasis in Management 31 Units
The image reproduction and design technology publishing industry--which encompasses
computer-based document layout, composition, typography, illustration, image editing, digital imaging and distribution--has revolutionized the field of visual communications. There will be major growth in this field in the future. Employment opportunities will be with corporate digital publishers, advertising agencies, direct mail distributors, magazine and newspaper publishers, freelance publications, packaging printers and other still growing segments of the industry.

Prepares students to pursue managerial employment in the image reproduction and design technology industry including both traditional printing processes and non-print digital imaging processes.

Graphic Communications Emphasis in Production 33 Units
The image reproduction and design technology publishing industry--which encompasses
computer-based document layout, composition, typography, illustration, image editing, digital imaging and distribution--has revolutionized the field of visual communications. There will be major growth in this field in the future. Employment opportunities will be with corporate digital publishers, advertising agencies, direct mail distributors, magazine and newspaper publishers, freelance publications, packaging printers and other still growing segments of the industry.

Prepares students to pursue employment focused on production in the image reproduction and design technology industry including both traditional printing processes and non-print digital imaging processes.

Screen Printing 32-35 Units
Prepares students for entry-level positions in project planning, copy preparation, camera operation, screen preparation, stencil making, printing, and sales. Due to recent advances in screen printing technology, screen printing is becoming very commercialized. These breakthroughs have allowed screen printing to compete on a large scale with other processes. Productive, challenging careers are growing in the screen printing field at a growing rate.

Graphic Communications - Multimedia & Web (GCMW)


Digital Video
34 Units
Digital Video encompasses editing and design in using both digital and analog media. This degree prepares students for employment in the film, video, Internet, and television industries.

 
Interactive Media Design 28-36 Units
Prepares students with specific skills necessary for employment in the field of multimedia design and production. Students may choose an emphasis in either 3D modeling and animation, which emphasizes production skills and authoring systems, or multimedia design, which emphasizes content development and visual design of multimedia productions. Both areas of emphasis collaborate on an actual multimedia production.

Interactive Web Multimedia and Audio 35-36 Units
This program is directed at interactive methods of Web production that include creation of audio for the Internet. Students will learn techniques and software to create animated and interactive Web sites and audio production for the Internet.

Internet Emphasis in Graphic Communication 30-31 Units
As the vast web of global and local information networks grow, several skills and forms of literacy are becoming essential for anyone who wants to obtain the full benefits of the communications age.An individual's ability to capitalize on the opportunities offered by interactive communications requires mastery in four key areas: navigation skills, information literacy, distribution skills, and communications literacy. This certificate offers preparation skills for these key areas with an emphasis in Graphic Communications.

New Media Compositing, Authoring, and Distribution 35-36 Units
This program is directed at alternative methods of digital video compilation and release. Students will learn techniques and software to compile and composite digital video for release on CD ROM, DVD, and the Internet.

 

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