COMPUTER BASED GRAPHIC DESIGN

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					COMPUTER BASED GRAPHIC DESIGN
                              COURSE DESCRIPTION
      The mission of the Computer Based Graphics Design Program is to meet the
needs of business and industry by preparing students for employment as graphic artists
and updating the skills of existing personnel.
      The program offers instruction in computer graphics, desktop publishing, proper
scanning techniques, pre-press production and introduction to web page design.
Students learn to combine practical knowledge with artistic ability to turn abstract
ideas into formal designs for publications, web sites, logos, signage, movie or TV cred-
its, etc. This training allows them to produce live work from business cards to web
pages using MacIntosh computers and publishing industry standard programs.
      The computer graphics student should have a high school diploma or GED, basic
math skills and good reading comprehension.
      Employability skills in the form of resume and portfolio building are an integral
part of the program.
      Computer Based Graphic Design is offered at the Main Campus.

                             CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
      The demand for graphic designers is expected to grow as consumers, businesses,
and manufacturers continue to rely on the services they provide. Due to web-based
information, video expansion, the entertainment market, and the rising demand for
interior design of private homes, offices, restaurants, etc., employment growth is emi-
nent. Upon completion of this program, a graduate will be qualified to work as an entry
level graphic artist for a printing company, advertising agency, newspaper, sign com-
pany, or in-plant/marketing department.

                         UNITS OF INSTRUCTION
       I.   Basic Measurements
      II.   PC/MacIntosh Fundamentals
     III.   QuarkXpress
     IV.    Photoshop
      V.    Indesign
     VI.    Illustrator
    VII.    Dreamweaver/Fireworks/Flash
    VIII.   Basic Keyboarding
     IX.    Graphic Communications
      X.    Resume and Portfolio Building

                            LENGTH OF PROGRAM
                              3 Trimesters - 1296 Hrs




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                   CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA LEVELS
Layout Designer                           Certificate    864 Hrs
Graphic Designer                           Diploma      1296 Hrs
Commercial Graphic Designer                Diploma      1296 Hrs




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