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Graphic Communications Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Arts (AAA)
Required number of credits: 63
Program Start: Fall

2018–2019 Suggested Sequence of Study

The following suggested sequence of study is for new full-time students starting the program in the academic year listed.

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

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

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Semester 1
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
GRA-105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4 Non-transfer general education course $793.00
ART-133 Drawing -AND- 3 General education course $586.00
ART-134 Drawing II 3 General education course $586.00
GRA-133 Desktop Publishing 4 $793.00
GRA-196 Design and Layout I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $798.00
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
GRA-124 Electronic Illustration Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $793.00
GRA-142 Graphic Imaging Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $793.00
GRA-197 Design and Layout II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $793.00
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-156 Statistics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Math Electives 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
GRA-205 Design and Layout III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. (Offered Fall Only) 4 $793.00
GRA-238 Web Design and Layout Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 $778.00
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 Non-transfer general education course $561.00
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3
Total Credits 17

Semester 4
GRA-206 Advanced Design and Layout Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. (Offered Spring Only) 4 $793.00
GRA-239 CMS Web Design Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. (Offered Fall Only) 3 $591.00
GRA-290 Portfolio Preparation Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $606.00
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
Graphic Communications Elective -OR- 3
Art or Marketing Elective 3
Total Credits 16

Graphic Communications Electives
Take a minimum of 6 Graphic Communications credits and a minimum of 3 Art or Marketing credits.
GRA-160 Interactive Multimedia Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $606.00
GRA-162 Web Page Graphics Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $591.00
GRA-221 Principles of Illustration 3 $611.00
GRA-232 Photo Direction Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 $606.00
GRA-924 Honors Project (Offered Fall Only) 1 General education course $187.00
GRA-949 Special Topics (Offered Semester 4 Only) 1 $187.00

Art and Marketing Electives
Take a minimum of 6 Graphic Communications credits and a maximum of 3 Art or Marketing credits.
ART-120 2-D Design 3 General education course $561.00
ART-143 Painting 3 General education course $586.00
ART-184 Photography 3 General education course $561.00
ART-203 Art History I Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
ART-204 Art History II Course offered online 3 General education course $561.00
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing Course offered online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 General education course $561.00
MKT-152 Advertising and Visual Merchandising 3 $561.00

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 5 General education course $935.00
MAT-128 Precalculus Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 3 General education course $561.00
MAT-210 Calculus I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-216 Calculus II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00
MAT-219 Calculus III Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course $748.00

Course Cost Calculation

Resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Student Success Specialist

Val Peterson
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Program Advisors

Dan Jensen
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Terry Juhl
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

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