Graphic Communications Courses

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

2017–2018 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 are subject to change.

General education course.
Non-transfer general education course.
Course has a prerequisite and/or corequisite.
Course meets 100% online.
Course meets face-to-face after 5:00pm.

Semester 1
COM-781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR- 3
ENG-105 Composition I Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
GRA-105 Drawing and Composition -OR- 4
ART-133 Drawing -AND- 3
ART-134 Drawing II 3
GRA-133 Desktop Publishing 4
GRA-196 Design and Layout I 4
Total Credits 15

Semester 2
GRA-124 Electronic Illustration 4
GRA-142 Graphic Imaging 4
GRA-197 Design and Layout II 4
MAT-772 Applied Math -OR- 3
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
MAT-156 Statistics -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
Math Electives 3
Total Credits 15

Semester 3
GRA-205 Design and Layout III (Offered Fall Only) 4
GRA-238 Web Design and Layout 4
PSY-102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3
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 (Offered Spring Only) 4
GRA-239 CMS Web Design (Offered Fall Only) 3
GRA-290 Portfolio Preparation 3
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
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 3
GRA-162 Web Page Graphics 3
GRA-221 Principles of Illustration 3
GRA-232 Photo Direction 3
GRA-924 Honors Project (Offered Fall Only) 1 Gen Ed
GRA-949 Special Topics (Offered Semester 4 Only) 1

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 Gen Ed
ART-143 Painting 3 Gen Ed
ART-184 Photography 3 Gen Ed
ART-203 Art History I Course offered 100% online 3 Gen Ed
ART-204 Art History II Course offered 100% online 3 Gen Ed
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing Course offered 100% online Course offered in the evening after 5:00pm 3 Gen Ed
MKT-152 Advertising and Visual Merchandising 3

Math Electives
MAT-122 College Algebra 5 Gen Ed
MAT-128 Precalculus 4 Gen Ed
MAT-134 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 3 Gen Ed
MAT-210 Calculus I 4 Gen Ed
MAT-216 Calculus II 4 Gen Ed
MAT-219 Calculus III 4 Gen Ed

Student Success Specialist

Val Peterson
Black Hawk Hall 261
319-296-2329 ext.1083
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Program Advisors

Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 158
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Terry Juhl
Black Hawk Hall 147A
319-296-2329 ext.1437
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Administrative Assistant

Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Deb Hacker
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4007
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Communications, Humanities, Education, Social Sciences, and Arts

Catharine Freeman
Black Hawk Hall 258
319-296-4041
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