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Graphic Communications Emphasis in Management
A.S. Degree Major or Certificate of Achievement

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.

The 21 units of Program Requirements are the same for Graphic Communications: Emphasis in Digital Distribution, Emphasis in Management, and Emphasis in Production. Students may earn one or more of these by completing the Program Requirements and Emphasis Requirements listed for each program.

Program Requirements (21 units)
GC 102 History of the Book and Publishing: Papyrus to Pixels 3
GCIP 103 Acrobat for Print 3
GCIP 105 Design for Print Production 3
GCIP 141 Digital Imaging/Photoshop II 3
GCIP 149 Page Layout and Design I 3
GCIP 152 Digital Publishing/Illustrator I 3
GCIP 260 Portfolio Development and Presentation 3
Emphasis Requirements (7 units)
GC 101 History of Graphic Communications 3
CSIT 105 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
BMGT 105 Small Business Management 3
GCIP/GCMW 191 Contracts for Graphic Designers & Web Developers 1
Total units 28

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