Graphic Design and Prepress Technician (GD21) Technical Certificate of Credit
Purpose: The Graphic Design & Prepress Technician certificate provides students with the fundamental skills required for graphic design, image editing, and prepress production.
Curriculum: The program provides training using industry-standard graphic design software for vector art creation and raster image modification. Students will create designs and sample layouts and prepare imagery and designs for printing.
Careers: Recipients of this certificate would have the training necessary to get an entry-level job as a graphic designer and/or pre-press technician. Within those fields exist job opportunities in graphic design and page layout, ad design, marketing, public relations, and printing-press facilities.
- Submit a completed application and application fee
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript or college transcripts showing successful completion of 60+ semester credits or 72+ quarter credits
- Submit official college transcripts, if applicable
- Present acceptable ACCUPLACER, ACT, ASSET, COMPASS, PSAT, or SAT scores or GED score of 145 or higher or have one of the following: an associate degree or higher or have a HOPE GPA of 2.6 after the completion of 10th grade. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.
|DMPT 1000Introduction to Design
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.
|DMPT 1005Vector Graphics
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None This course is an introduction to the creation of vector imagery. Students will learn to draw illustrations, transform objects, work with layers, patterns, brushes, and filters, use effects and create graphics for the various applications. The focus will be on learning the essential tools, basic operation and commands used in the creation of vector graphics used in different media fields.
|DMPT 1010Raster Imaging
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.
|DMPT 2105Page Layout
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DMPT 1000, DMPT 1005, DMPT 1010 Co-requisite(s): None This course is an introduction to graphic design production using page layout software. Students will be introduced to the essential terminology, tools, and stages of workflow in the graphic design process.
|DMPT 2120Prepress and Output
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): DMPT 1000, DMPT 1005, DMPT 1010 Co-requisite(s): None This course is an in-depth introduction to the graphic prepress production process. Through hands-on projects, the student will experience the challenges involved in successful graphic prepress production.
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|DMPT 1055Introduction to Media Technology
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 2 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.
|CIST 1101Working with Microsoft Windows
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture - 1 Lab 2 - 4 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-requisite(s): None Co-requisite(s): None Working with Microsoft Windows provides students with the interface concepts of Microsoft Windows software and the opportunity to develop basic computer skills. Topics include: getting started with Microsoft Windows, managing programs and files with Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Windows applications, data transfer with Microsoft Windows, printing with Microsoft Windows, and customizing with Microsoft Windows.
|COMP 2000Intro. to Technology and Computer Application
Weekly Contact Hours: Lecture-3 Lab 2 - 0 Lab 3 - 0 Pre-Requisites: Program Admission Co-Requisite: None This course provides an introduction to computer applications for the development of analytical and problem-solving workplace skills. The course introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Topics include file management, word processing software, database software, spreadsheet software, and presentation software skill development. The course also introduces terminology related to computer hardware, computer networks, and social and ethical concepts.
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