Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Graphic Design

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The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Digital Arts: Graphic Design prepares student to work in a specialized field of graphic design as production artists, graphic designers, art directors, pre-press specialists and service bureau personnel. The program emphasizes design and production principles and develops the student’s knowledge and skills required to solve graphic design and layout problems encountered in various print media. The program is designed for both those seeking to enter a career in graphic art and those already working in the field who wish to advance and update their knowledge and skills.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Digital Arts: Graphic Design (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5633
Total Credits Required
22
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Digital Arts: Graphic Design program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Art Directors

$49,270

Graphic Designers

$43,467

Multimedia Artists and Animators

$41,463

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
10
ART100 Introduction to Computer Graphic Art RC 1
ART112 Two-Dimensional Design RC 3
ART183 Computer Aided Graphic Arts I RC 3
ART190 Art of Web Site Design Course offered in Fall only RC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
12
ART169 Two-Dimensional Computer Design RC 3
ART283 Computer Aided Graphic Arts II Course offered in Spring only RC 3
ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging RC 3
ART142 Introduction to Digital Photography RC 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Digital Arts: Graphic Design (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=125902).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019