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Graphic Design Production Fundamentals Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 15
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Term Effective: Fall 2003


The Graphic Design Production Fundamentals Skills Certificate prepares the student to do entry level print production in the field of graphic design. This certificate is designed for the student who wants a short program to develop employable skills in this field.

This program represents the first rung in a career ladder in graphic design. Students completing this certificate will have completed a portion of the Applied Graphics Certificate and may wish to pursue this more advanced program to enhance their employment opportunities.

Employers generally report that it is moderately difficult to find applicants who meet their hiring standards. This indicates a good outlook for qualified job seekers.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Graphic Design Production Fundamentals Certificate program are:

  • Complete 15 units from
    • Graphic Design Production Fundamentals Requirements

Graphic Design Production Fundamentals Requirements - complete 15.00 units
APGR 50Introduction to Typography3.00
APGR 51AIntroduction to Graphic Design & Production Fundamentals3.00
APGR 52AIntroduction to Computer Based Design3.00
APGR 52BComputer Based Design 23.00
APGR 54.1Production Techniques in Illustrator3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2003

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


APGR 52A must be completed before APGR 50.

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