Graphic Design and Communications

Associate in Applied Science

College Degree Requirements

Prescribed Technical Program48
General Education15
Total Degree credits63
Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterCredits
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
GDES 103 Introduction to Electronic Imaging 3
GDES 103L Introduction to Electronic Imaging Lab 1
GDES 107 Design and Desktop Publishing 3
GDES 107L Design and Desktop Publishing Lab 1
GDES 117 Digital Illustration 3
GDES 117L Digital Illustration Lab 1
General Education Course  
Business, Math, Science & Technology  
CSCI 101 Introduction to Computers (Recommended) 3
 Credits15
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
GDES 111 Electronic Imaging II 3
GDES 111L Electronic Imaging II Lab 1
GDES 113 Design and Layout I 3
GDES 113L Design and Layout I Lab 1
GDES 115 Typography 3
GDES 115L Typography Lab 1
General Education Course  
Communications I  
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Required) 3
 Credits15
2nd Year
Fall Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
GDES 202 Current Imaging II 3
GDES 202L Current Imaging II Lab 1
GDES 207 Introduction to Multimedia 3
GDES 207L Introduction to Multimedia Lab 1
GDES 209 Design and Layout II 3
GDES 209L Design and Layout II Lab 1
General Education Course  
Communications II  
Select one of the following: 3
College Composition II  
Introduction to Professional Writing  
Fundamentals of Public Speaking  
 Credits15
Spring Semester
Prescribed Technical Program Requirements  
GDES 201 Current Imaging I 3
GDES 201L Current Imaging I Lab 1
GDES 204 Print Production 3
GDES 204L Print Production Lab 1
GDES 213 Portfolio Presentation 3
GDES 213L Portfolio Presentation Lab 1
General Education Courses  
Business, Math, Science & Technology  
BADM 210 Advertising I (Recommended) 3
Arts & Humanities/Social & Behavorial Science  
ART 130 Drawing I (Recommended) 3
 Credits18
 Total Credits63