School of Applied Technology

Graphic Designer (KGRD)

Certificate of Proficiency
645 Hours

In the Graphic Design Program, students learn to communicate with employees, customers, and other businesses through printed material, websites, electronic presentations, videos and other related media. This program is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the skills and visual literacy needed for employment in the graphic design media industry. The courses will cover visual language, composition, typography, photography, color, and graphic communication. This program provides comprehensive training in software applications and skills to prepare students for employment requiring design responsibilities in a variety of organizational settings.

Occupations in this Area

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  • 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $40.00
  • Tuition: $1,231.95
  • Student Fees: $96.75
  • Lab Fees: $80.00
  • Books: $350.00

Total Estimated Cost: $1,798.70
(subject to change without notice)

Financial Aid

VA, PELL

Requirements

TABE Test Results:

  • Reading: 8.0
  • Math: 8.0

Documented competency or instructor approval:

  • Beginning Keyboarding (KAOS 0110) or 20 WPM
  • Computer Concepts (KAOS 0170)

Available Class Schedules

South City Campus

1575 South State Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Required Courses: (555 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KMDT 0020

Graphic Design Applications

90

A

 

KMDT 0031

Design Principles

90

A

 

KMDT 0230

Image Editing

90

A

 

KMDT 0040

Computer Illustration

90

A

 

KMDT 0320

Desktop Publishing Applications

90

A

 

KMDT 0171

Electronic Portfolio

90

A

 

KWRK 0515

Job-Seeking Skills

15

A

 


Elective Courses: (90 Clock Hours)

Course

Title

Clock Hours

Semesters

Prerequisite

KMDT 0220

Web Programming Intro

90

A

 

KMDT 0140

Web Design Animation

90

A

 

KMDT 0205

Media Design Introduction

90

A

 

KMDT 0300

Desktop Publishing Fundamentals

90

A

 

KMDT 0520

Video Production I

90

A

 


Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

 

  1. Acquire Substantive Knowledge
  2. Communicate Effectively
  3. Develop Quantitative Literacy
  4. Think Critically and Creatively
  5. Civic Engagement
  6. Work Professionally and Constructively
  7. Develop Computer and Information Literacy

Students demonstrate mastery in industry aligned knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level employment.

1, 4, 5, 6, 7

Students demonstrate mastery of job seeking skills

1, 4

Students will demonstrate mastery in communications of their skills and knowledge to employers.

1, 2, 4

Students will demonstrate mastery of visual literacy necessary to communicate, develop, and design needed for employment in the graphic design field.

1, 2, 5, 7

Department Contact Info

South City Campus (SCC) W241

General Information
801-957-7522

Program Information
801-957-3354

Academic Advisor
Veronica Medina
South City Campus (SCC) 1-061J-G
801-957-3199

Program Faculty

Instructors
Kelly J. Albers
Monica Ingoldsby