Certificate Programs

Graphic Communications

CTE Certificate of Completion
34-36 credits minimum
Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Completion in Graphic Communications 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 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.


Mobile Publishing

CTE Certificate of Completion
32 credits minimum
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.


Motion Graphics and Visual Effects

Motion Graphics and Visual Effects (CP)

Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Completion Motion Graphics & Visual Effects will prepare themselves to for entry level work in a related profession. Motion Graphics & Visual Effects technical artists find varied careers in the creation of digital 2D and 3D art and animation in the video game, film, broadcast, visual effects, mobile, and Internet industries. Students will work to develop foundation drawing and design skills, apply animation principles in time based visualizations, and illustrate a working knowledge of quality visual storytelling. Students should choose electives and projects carefully to develop a working competency of both the arts and technologies involved in at least one specific area of the discipline. The certificate of completion is very technically rigorous and drawing intensive. It requires careful scheduling of classes to complete the program in the recommended times. NOTE: This program is pending approval by the Utah State Board of Regents. Students may apply for graduation in this program beginning Fall Semester 2012.


Web Graphic Design

Web Graphic Design (CP)

The Web Graphic Design Certificate of Proficiency is a 27-credit program designed to prepare students to design websites from concept to completion and includes coursework in basic design principles, website architecture, graphic design, web animation, audio and video production, and website promotion. Students will prepare a portfolio of websites they can use to demonstrate their skills to potential employers. This program was created as part of SLCC's $2.7 million Community-Based Job Training (CBJT) grant from the Department of Labor. Note:This program is pending approval by the Utah State Board of Regents. Students may apply for graduation in this program beginning Fall Semester 2012


Creative Arts Entrepreneurship

Creative Arts Entrepreneurship (CP)

The Creative Arts Entrepreneurship certificate program helps students develop an understanding of business processes, basic business principles, self-promotion, sales techniques, portfolio preparation, financial techniques and legal issues tailored specifically for students planning to work in creative fields such as the fine and applied arts, design, multimedia, film/video, music, and writing. Note: This program is pending approval by the Utah State Board of Regents. Students may apply for graduation in this program beginning Fall Semester 2012.