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Digital Graphic Design & Publishing (Certificate)

Study graphic design at JCC

The primary goal of the certificate in digital design and publishing is to provide students a sequence of study that will offer them artistic and technical skills vital to the contemporary media design workplace. The coursework is intended to provide suitable preparation for entry level employment in computer design and publishing; it also enables people currently employed in computer design and publishing a means to upgrade and expand their skills.

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Minimum program credit hours: 33

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
Curriculum Code
General Requirements
9 credit hours
ENG 1530: English Composition II3
PSY 1510: General Psychology or HIS 1540: US History Since 1865


CSC 1510: Introduction to Computer Science


Core Requirements
24 credit hours
ART 1510: Drawing I3
ART 1530: 2-D Design & Color3
ART 1730: Introduction to Computer Art & Design3
ART 1740: Graphic Design, Layout, and Publishing Basics3
ART 1750: Graphic Design Applications3
ART 2730: Web Design and Animation3
ART 1611: Studio Problems - Graphic Design I3
ART 1500: Introduction to Art3
ART 1550: Survey of Visual Art: Prehistoric through Medieval3
ART 1560: Survey of Visual Art: Renaissance through Contemporary3
ART 1570: Basic Black and White Photography3
ART 2611: Studio Problems - Graphic Design III3
Important Points
  • Students are advised to select program electives after careful consultation with their advisors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in a variety of media production skills.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to apply production skills in the creation of effective media pieces.
  3. Apply knowledge of audience analyses in the design of their media pieces and production.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use industry standard media software to create media pieces and productions.
  5. Apply foundation knowledge, skills, and behavior to be successful in professional or academic work settings.