Because the techniques and technology for Graphic Communications evolves rapidly, check with the updated class syllabus at the beginning of the semester for details about the selected textbook. No software purchase is generally necessary, since the relevant applications are already installed on the computers in the various laboratories. Instruction over the Internet is likely to require purchase of the software, although Internet students are welcome to use the software on campus laboratory computers. Students who wish to purchase the software for work off-campus are encouraged to check with their instructor prior to purchase to ensure compatibility of the finished product.
Located in the Student Union, the college bookstore stocks textbooks required for classes, supplies, even apparal with the Palomar Logo!
If you decide to invest in software to install on your own machine, don't ignore the savings (up to 80% off list price!) available to college students.
Official Student Software Source
Palomar College Bookstore
Also, check out this web site for student discount: www.collegesoftware.org