Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 64
Program Length: 4 semesters
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time
Program Start: Fall, Spring

The Graphic Communications program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

2015–2016 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3 $478.50
ENG105 Composition I 3 $478.50
GRA105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 $688.00
ART133 Drawing -AND- 3 $478.50
ART134 Drawing II 3 $478.50
GRA133 Desktop Publishing 4 $678.00
GRA196 Design and Layout I 4 $678.00

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Total Credits 15
Semester 2
GRA124 Electronic Illustration 4 $678.00
GRA150 Introduction to Web Design 3 $518.50
GRA197 Design and Layout II 4 $678.00
MAT772 Applied Math -OR- 3 $478.50
Math Elective 3  
Graphic Communications Elective 2  

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Total Credits 16
Semester 3
GRA142 Graphic Imaging 4 $678.00
GRA200 Applications of Color 3 $518.50
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $478.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $478.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $478.50
Graphic Communications Elective 3  
Graphic Communications Elective 3  

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Total Credits 16
Semester 4
GRA290 Portfolio Preparation 3 $518.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $478.50
Graphic Communications Elective 4  
Graphic Communications Elective 4  
Graphic Communications Elective 3  

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Total Credits 17
Graphics Communication Electives
GRA162 Web Page Graphics 3 $518.50
GRA205 Design and Layout III 4 $678.00
GRA206 Advanced Design and Layout 4 $678.00
GRA221 Principles of Illustration 3 $528.50
GRA227 Interactive Multimedia 4 $678.00
GRA238 Web Design and Layout 4 $678.00
GRA239 CMS Web Design 3 $478.50
GRA285 Production Processes 3 $518.50
MGT101 Principles of Management 3 $478.50
MKT110 Principles of Marketing 3 $478.50
MKT140 Principles of Selling 3 $478.50
MKT152 Advertising and Visual Merchandising 3 $478.50
Math Electives
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts 3 $478.50
MAT122 College Algebra 5 $797.50
MAT128 Precalculus 4 $638.00
MAT134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 $478.50
MAT156 Statistics 3 $478.50
MAT210 Calculus I 4 $638.00
MAT216 Calculus II 4 $638.00
MAT219 Calculus III 4 $638.00

Course Cost Calculation:
2015–2016 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 177
319-296-4021
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Program Advisors

Patricia Willoughby
Black Hawk Hall 151
319-296-2329 ext.1108
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Terry Juhl
Black Hawk Hall 155
319-296-2329 ext.1437
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Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 152
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
319-296-4427
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