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|Graphic Design Production Fundamentals Certificate
Total Units: 15
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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.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
This program represents the first rung in a career ladder in graphic
design. Students completing this certificate will have completed a
portion of the Grapic Design Certificate of Achievement and may wish
to pursue this more advanced program to enhance their employment
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.
- Develop simple communication visuals from initial concept to files ready for print;
- use Adobe Indesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to create basic advertising layouts, posters, logos, business systems, etc. for visual communications projects employing the basic principles and elements of graphic design; and
- use professional typographic set-up to creat simple visual communication design.
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|
|CS 70.11A||Adobe Photoshop 1||3.00|
|CS 72.11A||Adobe InDesign 1||3.00|
|GD 20||Introduction to Typography and Letterforms||3.00|
|GD 51||Introduction to Graphic Design: Visual Basics||3.00|
|GD 53||Design Techniques in Illustrator||3.00|
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.
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.
GD 51, CS 70.11A and CS 72.11A must be completed before enrolling in GD 20 or GD 53.