Computer Graphic Design—Print Certificate _CGDC_

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					                                                                                                                                                         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-
                                                                                     235                                                                 employed.
                                                                                     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
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*CGD Professional Electives (Please consult with your advisor)
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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
THE113 Speech

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