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Foundations of Graphic Communications
Certificate of Achievement

This program introduces foundational graphic communications concepts for careers in print production for publishing, digital design and authoring for web development, and video and sound production and editing for motion graphics. The program is a multidisciplinary approach to develop a strong foundation in the creative processes and technologies used by the graphic communications industry. The program offers a valuable perspective through core terminology, essential procedures and processes, equipment, and industry standards. The program will prepare students for entry in our industry as generalists or managers as well as benefit technical communicators, administrators, public relations practitioners, educators, sales and marketing staff, and technical and business professionals. Additionally, students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution will benefit from this program.

Program Requirements
GC 100 Graphic Communications 3
GC 101 History of Graphic Communications 3
GC 102 History of the Book and Publishing: Papyrus to Pixels 3
GC 110 Graphics and Media: A Multicultural Perspective 3
GCIP 190 /GCMW 190 Copyright for Graphic Designers & Web Developers 1
GCMW 100 History of Multimedia 3
GCMW 192 /GCIP 192 Legal Issues for Graphic Designers & Web Developers 3

Total units 19.00

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