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Program of Study: Graphic DesignCourse Offerings subject to change. Please consult the current Schedule of Classes.
Department: Computer StudiesThis document is for planning purposes only and is not a guarantee of course offerings
Coordinator: swinston@santarosa.eduA full-time student seeking to complete an Associate's Degree in two years should expect to take an average of 15 units per semester.
Term Effective: Fall 2019A major is only part of what is required for an Associate's Degree see additional requirements here
* denotes a required course.Students are strongly advised to meet with a counselor for educational planning
   

Semester 1
Course NumberCourse TitleUnitsSemester OfferedPrerequisitesAdvisoriesIn PersonOnlineHybridBlendedDayEveningWeekend
GD51*INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN3.00Spring 2024, Fall 2024YESYESYES
CS72.1A*ADOBE INDESIGN 13.00Spring 2024, Fall 2024Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100YESYESYES
GD15*HISTORY GRAPHIC DESIGN3.00Spring 2024, Fall 2024Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100YES
Total Semester Units:9.00
Semester 2
Course NumberCourse TitleUnitsSemester OfferedPrerequisitesAdvisoriesIn PersonOnlineHybridBlendedDayEveningWeekend
CS70.1A*ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 13.00Spring 2024, Summer 2024, Fall 2024YESYESYESYES
GD20*INTRO TO TYPOGRAPHY3.00Spring 2024, Fall 2024YES
GD62*COLOR THEORY1.50Spring 2024YESYES
CS71.11*ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 13.00Spring 2024, Fall 2024YESYES
Total Semester Units:10.50
Semester 3
Course NumberCourse TitleUnitsSemester OfferedPrerequisitesAdvisoriesIn PersonOnlineHybridBlendedDayEveningWeekend
GD53*TECH IN ILLUSTRATOR3.00Fall 2024CS71.11
GD54*BEG PG LAYOUT & AD DESIG3.00Spring 2024GD51 AND CS72.1AYES
Total Semester Units:6.00
Semester 4
Course NumberCourse TitleUnitsSemester OfferedPrerequisitesAdvisoriesIn PersonOnlineHybridBlendedDayEveningWeekend
GD57 or Complete any combination.GETTING IT PRINTED3.00GD54
GD60*PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO1.50Spring 2024Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100YES
GD65 or Complete any combination.CREATIVE BUSINESS1.50Fall 2024Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Total Semester Units:6.00
Recommended course sequence units total:31.50
Minimum units to meet major requirements:31.50
Key:
In Person=Face to Face
Online=Fully Online, no mandatory face to face.
Hybrid=At least 51% online
Blended=Majority face to face