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

Prepares students to pursue employment in the printing industry in prepress, press, and finishing processes.

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
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
GCIP 182 Digital Prepress and Press II 4
GCIP 280 Digital Prepress and Press III 4
Electives (Select one course, 1-4 units)
BUS 125 Business English 3
CSIT 105 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
GC 102 History of the Book and Publishing: Papyrus to Pixels 3
GCIP 141 Digital Imaging/Photoshop II 4
GCIP 152 Digital Publishing/Illustrator I 4
JOUR 105 Newspaper Production 3
JOUR 205 Advanced Newspaper Production 3
PHOT 100 Elementary Photography 3
* CE 100 Cooperative Education 1 - 4

Total units 32.00 - 35.00

Palomar College 2011-2012 Catalog


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