SLCC General Catalog

Mobile Publishing CC

CTE Certificate Of Completion
32 credits minimum

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Program Description

Students with an interest in developing web and publishing skills specifically related new trends in mobile publishing through creative and visual methods should consider this specialized Certificate of Completion through the Visual Art & Design Department. 

Students who elect to pursue this certificate will learn a variety of cutting edge technologies specifically related to electronic and mobile publishing, social media, and new trends as they are developed. Students will stay up-to-date on current trends in industry leading software as well as popular technologies associated with social media, mobile apps, and mobile devices through the required courses outlined below.

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of this certificate, students may find entry level positions in the Graphic Arts Industry including but not limited to graphic communications and web design related careers.

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 credits 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

NOTE:  This program is not eligible for financial aid.

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
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and elements of design.
1, 2, 4
  • Demonstrate competency in the creation of electronic documents for mobile publishing and an ability to produce the visual steps necessary to create mobile apps.

1, 2, 3, 4

  • Illustrate competent mastery of current electronic publishing, web design and mobile publishing related software.

1, 4, 5

  • Prove proficiency in social media, and mobile web marketplaces utilizing ethical practices.

1, 2, 4, 5

General Education Requirements

Composition (EN) 3 Credits






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 Credits






ART 1210 Math for Vis Arts  3 A  
OR Any faculty approved higher level (above ART 1210) QS course    

Communication (CM) 2-3 Credits






COMM 1010 Elem Effective Comm 3  A  
OR Any approved CM course    

Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits






ART 1150 Foundation Sem 2 F, Sp  Recommended: take first semester
OR Any approved HR course    

Mobile Publishing Core Requirements (21 Credits)






ART 1120 Design 3 A  
ART 1200 InDesign Software 3 A  
ART 1800 Digital Media Essentials 4 A  
ART 1810 Int Photoshop for Mult 2 A  
ART 2120 E-Design & Publishing 3 A  
ART 2440 Web Site Design 3    ART 1800 or ART 1280
ART 2510 Mobile Publishing Seminar 3 A  ART 1200, ART 2120 (may be taken concurrently) and ART 2440 (may be taken concurrently)

Sample Schedule

1st Semester Fall

2nd Semester Spring

ART 1120 3 ART 2120 3
ART 1150 2 ART 2440 3
ART 1200 3 ART 1810 2
ART 1210 3 ART 2510 3
ART 1800 4 CM 3
ENGL 1010 3 ELEC 2-3





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 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 and 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

Program Information

Visual Art & Design website

Academic Advisor
Cindy Clark
SC W138

Academic Advisor
Gordon Stoors
SC W138

Program Faculty

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

Jessica Curran
Andrew Wilson

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

Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor
Brandon Kowallis
Trudy Richardson