Academic Certificate in Ceramics

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

Option 1 Sequence

This option may include variable full-time (12 to 18 credits per semester) and/or part-time (11 credit hours or less per semester) status by term due to course prerequisites and scheduling. Speak to an academic advisor for details.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART111 Drawing I 3
ART112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
ARH102 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art H, HU 3
ART161 Ceramics I Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color 3
ART115 Three-Dimensional Design Critical course 3
ART162 Ceramics II 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective ART261 recommended 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective ART262 recommended 3
ART255 Art Marketing 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective ART290AC recommended 3

Restricted Electives

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART261 Ceramics III 3
ART262 Ceramics IV 3
ART290AC Studio Art 3
ART290GC Studio Art: Ceramics 3
ART290KC Studio Art: Glazing Techniques 3
ART290LC Studio Art: Clay Bodies 3

Option 2 Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

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Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART111 Drawing I 3
ART161 Ceramics I Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART115 Three-Dimensional Design Critical course 3
ART162 Ceramics II 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART112 Two-Dimensional Design 3
RE Restricted Elective ART261 recommended 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ARH102 Renaissance Through Contemporary Art H, HU 3
RE Restricted Elective ART262 recommended 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART113 Color 3
RE Restricted Elective ART290AC recommended 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART255 Art Marketing 3

Restricted Electives

A list of additional, alternative, or supplemental courses for this pathway map
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ART261 Ceramics III 3
ART262 Ceramics IV 3
ART290AC Studio Art 3
ART290GC Studio Art: Ceramics 3
ART290KC Studio Art: Glazing Techniques 3
ART290LC Studio Art: Clay Bodies 3

Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.