Campus/format: A majority of this program can
Computer Graphic Design—Print Certificate (CGDC) be completed during the day at the Gardner Campus.
This certificate is for students with prior computer knowledge, business experience, or a degree in a computer-related field who wish to upgrade their
skills for personal or professional use. You will learn basic techniques for creating effective promotional pieces such as advertisements, brochures,
flyers, logos, and digital artwork through the use of state-of-the-art computer technology and the latest graphic design software. In addition to Transfer options: Courses in this program can be
learning page layout software, design theory and techniques, and preparing design work for print, you’ll learn advanced computer skills such as applied to MWCC’s Computer Graphic Design–
digital imaging and electronic illustration. Print Degree.
Number Suggested Course Order Cr Semester Grade Prerequisites/Notes Special requirements: CGDC students should
CGD101 Design Theory 3 Prerequisites: ENG100, RDG100, FYE101, or either have a computer at home with Internet access
placement and the Adobe Creative Suite, or be able to spend
Prerequisite or co-requisite: CGD104 time outside of class in the graphic design computer
Note: CGD101 should be taken in the fall labs where Internet access and the Creative Adobe
CGD104 Digital Imaging 3 Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, ENG100,
Suite are provided. A grade of C or higher is
RDG100, FYE101, or placement
Note: CGD104 should be taken in the fall recommended for students taking CGD courses.
CGD109 Intro to Web Media 3 Prerequisites: Basic computer skills, RDG100 or Students should follow suggested course sequence
placement since most courses are not offered out of sequence.
Note: CGD109 should be taken in the fall Some courses in the CGDC Print Certificate may be
CGD Professional Elective * 3 See professional electives listed below applied to the CGD Print Degree. Technical
CGD235 Typography in Visual 3 Prerequisites: CGD101 and CGD104 or permission standards must be met with or without
Communication of division dean accommodations.
Note: CGD235 should be taken in the spring
CGD105 Electronic Illustration 3 Prerequisites: CGD101 or permission of division Career options: Graphic designers may be
dean employed by advertising agencies, design firms,
Note: CGD105 should be taken in the spring
marketing departments, commercial art,
CGD240 Creative Web Design 3 Prerequisites: CGD109 (grade C or better) or
permission of division dean reproduction firms, or printing and publishing
Note: CGD240 should be taken in the spring companies. Also, according to the Bureau of Labor
CGD103 Print Production for Designers 3 Prerequisites or co-requisites: CGD101, 104, 105, Statistics, many graphic designers are self-
Note: CGD103 should be taken in the spring
Total: 24 credits Earning potential: $30,600 to $53,310.
See page 100 of the college catalog for technical standards. Go to the academic program page at
www.mwcc.edu to view gainful employment
*CGD Professional Electives (Please consult with your advisor)
ART251 Two-Dimensional Design
ART263 Drawing I
BCT235 DVD Authoring
CGD102 Publication Design
CGD110 Introduction to Animation
CGD112 Communication in Multimedia Design
CGD204 Advanced Digital Imaging
CGD205 Digital Photo Art
CGD225 Advanced Electronic Illustration
CGD241 Integrated Website Design
MGT110 Small Business Management
PHO115 Digital Photography