SLCC General Catalog 2013-2014

Graphic Communication Technologies CC

CTE Certificate of Completion
34-36 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field.  The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Completion in Graphic Communications Technologies will prepare themselves for entry level work in the graphic communications industry (printing). In this certificate program students use standard software programs, basic printing techniques, and technical procedures to prepare materials for both traditional publishing (printing) and new digital publishing technologies (tables and digital devices).

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this certificate, students may find entry-level design and layout positions in the Graphic Communications industry including but not limited to printing, publishing, and web design related careers. Students may elect to work in customer service, sales, production coordination, estimating, or prepress, etc…

Transfer/Articulation Information

This certificate is currently not transferable to four-year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Program Entry Requirements

Required:
High School Diploma or equivalent.

Recommended:
Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with computers is essential.

Total Program/Course Fees

Approximately $250 for all course fees to complete program.

  • Press Supplies
  • Computers, software and supplies
  • Servers, hosting, and storage space

Estimated Cost for Students

In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, Graphic Communications Technologies students may expect to pay an estimated $500 for books and supplied needed for class projects in this one-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the recommended semester schedule, completion time is four semesters.

 Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire substantive knowledge
  2. Communicate effectively
  3. Develop quantitative literacies
  4. Think critically and creatively
  5. Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
  6. Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
  7. Develop computer and information literacy

Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:

  • read and comprehend selected educational materials relevant to current industry trends
  • read and comprehend selected educational materials relevant to the history and establishment of the printing industry
  • understand proper safety regulations for working in an OSHA compliant environment
  • create comprehensive print-ready and ready publication files that meet industry standards

1

Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:

  • create a detailed checklist of the information needed to create print-ready and digital project files
  • participate in both in-class and online discussions using proper grammar and well thought out responses
  • prepare and present new ideas and concepts to a group of students through class presentations and group work 

2

Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:

  • prepare artwork for print and digital outputs from design through file preparation using industry leading software
  • output projects using multiple printing processes including digital, offset, and screen printing
  • prepare artwork as color separations, knock outs, overprints, and with variable data printing when applicable
  • safely operate printing press equipment, print, and finish projects 

3

Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:

  • use critical thinking skills to prepare complex impositions, die lines, and other pertinent graphic arts industry skills
  • use basic math calculations to estimate job pricing, commissions, discounts, cost centers, budgeted hourly rates, and paper pricing
  • learn how math is used in the graphic arts industry by calculating basic paper weights, resolution and image sizes, and other math related problems 

4

Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:

  • use industry standard software to complete print-ready documents
  • use industry standard software to complete digital publications
  • master industry standard prepress file preparation techniques
  • tour and/or intern at graphic communications industry companies

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General Education Requirements

Core Skills:

Composition (EN) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

Any approved EN course

 

 

 

Quantitative Studies (QS) 3-4 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1210

Math for Visual Arts

3

F, Sp

OR

MATH 1010

Intermed Algebra

4

A

RDG 0900 w/C or better and within the past year, MATH 0990 w/C grade or better, or appropriate Accuplacer score

OR

 

 

 

 

Any faculty approved higher level (above MATH 1010) QS course

Communication (CM) 3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm

3

A

 

OR

 

 

 

 

Any approved CM course

 

 

 

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1150

Foundation Sem

2

F, Sp

Recommended: take first semester

OR

 

 

 

 

Any approved HR course

 

 

 

 

Graphic Communications Technologies Core Requirements: (25 Credits)

Course

Title

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ART 1120

Design

3

A

 

ART 1135

Printing Fundamentals

3

A

 

ART 1200

InDesign Software

3

A

 

ART 1230

Type & Layout

3

A

ART 1200 and ART 1120 (either may be taken concurrently)

ART 1240

Screen Printing

3

Sp

ART 1280

Photoshop Software/Des

3

A

 

OR

ART 2412

Illustrator Software

3

F, Sp

Complete One Of The Following Graphic Communications Technolgoies Advanced Courses

ART 2120

eDesign & Publishing

3

Sp

ART 1200 and ART 1230

ART 2200

Adv InDesign Software

3

Sp

ART 1200 and ART 1230

Complete 3 Credits From The Following Approved Electives

ART 1280

Photoshop/Design

3

A

 

ART 1800

Digital Media Essentials

4

A

ART 2000

Visual Art CO-OP Education

1-5

A

Sophomore standing, minimum of 2.0 GPA, study-related employment working at least 20 hours per week, and Instructor approval

ART 2010

History of Visual Art & Design

3

F

ART 2080

VAD Internship

1-3

A

Instructor approval and second year status

ART 2120

eDesign & Publishing

3

Sp

ART 1200, ART 1230

ART 2140

Adv Photoshop Software

2

F, Sp

ART 1250, ART 1810, ART 2340 or Instructor approval

ART 2200

Adv InDesign Software

2

Sp

ART 1200 or Instructor approval

ART 2220

Advanced Design

3

F, Sp

ART 1230 (Recommended ART 2230 before ART 2200)

ART 2230

Advanced Type & Layout

3

F, Sp

ART 1230 (Recommended ART 2230 before ART 2200)

ART 2412

Illustrator Software

3

F, Sp

ART 2420

Adv Illustrator Software

3

Sp

ART 2412 or Instructor approval

ART 2440

Web Site Design

3

F, Sp

ART 1800


Sample Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ART 1120

3

ART 1210

3

ART 1135

3

ART 1240

3

ART 1150

2

ART 1280 or ART 2412

3

ART 1200

3

ART 2120 or ART 2200

2-3

ART 1230

3

ELECTIVE

3

ENGL 1010

3

COMM 1010

3

Total

17

Total

17

 

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

Note: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the suggested program schedule.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

Additional Program Notes

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Department Contact Info

Visual Art & Design Division

South City Campus

General Information
801-957-4073

Program Information
801-957-3361

Visual Art & Design Programs

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
SC W138
801-957-3361

Academic Advisor
Gordon Stoors
SC W138
801-957-3361

Program Faculty

Professor
Rob Adamson
Sheila Chambers
Rick Graham 
Lana Gruendell

Associate Professor
Brent Budd
Kerry Gonzales
Neal Reiland

Assistant Professor
J. Chad Erekson
Whitney King Hyans
Terry Martin
Ed Rosenberger

Instructor
Jessica Curran
Andrew Wilson

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s):

Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor
Brandon Kowallis
Trudy Richardson