Clark College has identified six college-wide abilities that help stu
dents apply what they learn. The core abilities are taught across the Graphic
curriculum and students continually practice and improve their Communications
skills in the six areas.
The ability to understand and deliver written, spoken and visual
communication clearly and accurately.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
The ability to formulate, evaluate and synthesize facts, data, ideas,
assumptions, values and points of view.
The ability to identify community issues; evaluate and respect
The Pacific Northwest is rapidly evolving into a hotbed of com various opinions and values; and articulate one’s own perspective.
panies with a critical growing need for skilled employees in Web,
multimedia prepress, and publishing. Several companies are imple Global/Multicultural Perspectives
menting internships and sponsoring cooperative work experiences The ability to identify, analyze and demonstrate how culture shapes
for students. world perceptions, values and behaviors.
Graduates of the Graphic Communications program are employed
in a variety of industries and work environments such as:
• Production Assistants • Digital Pre-Press Specialists The ability to set and revise goals, access resources and assume
responsibility for one’s own learning.
• Desktop Publishers • Technical Writers
• Customer Service Reps • Printing/Press Assistants
• Production Artists • Web Authors
The ability to identify resources; retrieve and manage data;
• Content Developers • Multimedia Specialists interpret, evaluate and use information; and adapt to changing
• Computer Technicians • Project Coordinators technologies.
n Learn digital production skills for print publishing
n Certificate of Proficiency in Prepress and Publishing
n Associate in Applied Science Degree in
Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, political affiliation, creed, disabled veteran status,
marital status, honorably discharged veteran or Vietnam-era veteran
status in its programs and activities.
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Prepress and Publishing
The Graphic Communications (GRCP) program at Clark College Web and Multimedia Production Prepress and Publishing
has been designed to prepare students for employment in the Web, ART 115 Two-Dimensional Design 4 credits Certificate of Proficiency
multimedia, printing, and publishing industries. Students acquire CTEC 122 HTML Fundamentals 3 credits
The Prepress and Publishing Certificate prepares students for careers
professional Web and print production skills through practical ex ENGL 135 Technical Report Writing I 5 credits
in the electronic prepress and printing industries. Students learn the
perience with the latest digital media technologies. GRCP 101 Introduction to Electronic
entire print production workflow from design to page layout to digi
Our program has helped students become valuable employees in the Publishing and New Media 5 credits
tal output for multiple publishing systems.
graphic communications industry. Graduates have been employed GRCP 120 Photoshop Fundamentals 4 credits
GRCP 121 Illustrator Fundamentals 3 credits
as production artists, Web authors, multimedia specialists, desktop Major Area Requirements
publishers, technical writers, prepress technicians, and in other in GRCP 210 Interface Design and Interactivity 3 credits
formation technology-related jobs. GRCP 213 Motion Graphics and Animation 4 credits Computer Systems
GRCP 230 Web Authoring and Design 4 credits BTEC 149 Computer Application Essentials 3 credits
Our GRCP curriculum consists of two specialized certificate pro GRCP 231 Digital Video & Media Integration 4 credits CTEC 102 Introduction to Windows 3 credits
grams, one comprehensive AAS in Graphic Communications and CTEC 103 Introduction to Macintosh/OS 3 credits
one comprehensive AAT in Web Design & Development. Prepress and Publishing Production
ART 145 Digital Photography I 3 credits CTEC 150 Introduction to Local Area
Students must complete all Major Area Requirements with a mini ART 174 Typography 3 credits Networks 2 credits
mum grade of “C” or better in order to successfully complete the GRCP 115 Electronic Publishing 4 credits CTEC 181 Intro to Database Design
program and earn the award. GRCP 118 Print Production and Technologies 4 credits Using Access 5 credits
Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements section in the Clark GRCP 119 Bindery and Finishing 3 credits Electronic Publishing
College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General GRCP 215 Advanced Electronic Publishing 4 credits ART 174 Typography 3 credits
Education Requirements. GRCP 219 Image Capture and Preparation 4 credits ENGL 135 Technical Report Writing I 5 credits
GRCP 221 Prepress and Output Technologies 4 credits GRCP 101 Intro to Electronic Publishing
Graphic Communications Professional Development and New Media 5 credits
Associate in Applied Science Degree CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5 credits GRCP 115 Electronic Publishing 4 credits
The Graphic Communications AAS degree combines courses to or 210 Interpersonal Communication 5 credits GRCP 215 Advanced Electronic Publishing:
prepare students with digital production skills for print and new GRCP 110 Customer Service for InDesign 4 credits
media. GRCP courses are also an excellent supplement for students Graphic Communications 3 credits Prepress Production
pursuing certificates or degrees in Fine Art, Computer Science, Busi GRCP 240 Capstone Practicum 3 credits ART 145 Digital Photography I 3 credits
ness Administration and Technology, Journalism, Technical Com HDEV 200 Professional Development 2 credits GRCP 118 Print Production and Technologies 4 credits
munications, and Computer Aided Design and Drafting. MGMT 126 Project Management 3 credits GRCP 119 Bindery and Finishing 3 credits
Total Credits Required 111-114 credits GRCP 219 Image Capture and Preparation 4 credits
Major Area Requirements (including General Education Requirements) GRCP 221 Prepress and Output Technologies 4 credits
Computer Fundamentals Professional Development
BTEC 149 Computer Application Essentials 3 credits CMST& 230 Small Group Communication 5 credits
CTEC 101 Computing Essentials 2 credits or 210 Interpersonal Communication 5 credits
CTEC 102 Introduction to Windows 3 credits GRCP 110 Customer Service for
CTEC 103 Introduction to Macintosh/OS 3 credits Graphic Communications 3 credits
CTEC 150 Intro to Local Area Networks 2 credits GRCP 240 Capstone Practicum 3 credits
CTEC 181 Intro to Database Design HDEV 200 Professional Development 2 credits
Using Access 5 credits Total Credits Required 68 credits
(including General Education Requirements)
For more information, see the Clark College Catalog or contact the Technology Programs Advisor at (360) 992-2309 or by email at email@example.com
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