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Graphic Communications Emphasis in Electronic Publishing
A.A. Degree Major or Certificate of Achievement

Electronic publishing--which encompasses computer-based document layout, composition, typesetting, illustration, scanning, image modification, reproduction, and distribution--has revolutionized print communications. There will be major growth in this field in the future. Employment opportunities will be with commercial printers, corporate electronic publishers, small printers, service bureaus, quick printers, direct mail companies, magazine publishers, advertising, typographers and compositors, freelance publications, newspaper publishers, inplant printers, and other still growing applications.

The 23 units of Program Requirements are the same for Graphic Communications Emphasis in Electronic Publishing, Graphic Communications Emphasis in Management, and Graphic Communications Emphasis in Production. Students may complete one or more of these programs by completing the Program Requirements, Emphasis Requirements and Electives listed for each program.

Program Requirements (23 units)
GC 100 Graphic Communications 3
GC 101 History of Graphic Communications 3
GCIP 103 Acrobat for Print 4
GCIP 105 Design for Print Production 4
GCIP 140 Digital Imaging/Photoshop I 4
GCIP 149 Page Layout and Design I 4
GCIP 180 Digital Prepress and Press I 4
Emphasis Requirements (11 units)
ARTD 210 Typography Design 3
GCIP 152 Digital Publishing/Illustrator I 4
GCIP 260 Portfolio Development and Presentation 4
Electives (Select one course, 1-4 units)
ARTD 100 Graphic Design I 3
* CE 100 Cooperative Education 1 - 4
CSIT 105 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
DT 125 /ARCH 125 AutoCAD Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 3
GC 102 History of the Book and Publishing: Papyrus to Pixels 3
GCIP 141 Digital Imaging/Photoshop II 4
GCIP 182 Digital Prepress and Press II 4
GCIP 240 Digital Imaging/Photoshop III 4
GCIP 249 Page Layout and Design II 4
GCIP 252 Digital Publishing/Illustrator II 4
GCIP 255 Electronic Package Design 4
GCIP 280 Digital Prepress and Press III 4
GCMW 102 Web Page Layout I 4
JOUR 105 Newspaper Production 3
PHOT 100 Elementary Photography 3

Total units 35.00 - 38.00

*Cooperative Education must be related to this major.

Palomar College 2011-2012 Catalog

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