Graphic Design

Graphic Design



Ever wonder how to produce a printed flyer, brochure, business card, letterhead or book? This certificate is designed for someone employed or self-employed in the publishing industry. The certificate is for the person who is a writer or works on the fringe of the printing and publishing industry and wants to acquire the skills necessary to produce their own printed materials. Prerequisites: Testing score equivalent or CPLT1100 Essential Computer Applications, CPLT1200 Introduction to Macintosh and qualifying score on math assessment test.

Program Title:
Graphic Design

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 29
Award Outcomes:
  • Utilize the elements and principles of design
  • Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design
  • Exhibit use of technology workflow
  • Perform troubleshooting strategies
  • Produce clean proofs and prints for press-ready documents

Career Opportunities:
Graphic design is an ever-changing and evolving professional career with many occupational categories and opportunities. One might find employment in a production environment, customer service, customer support, sales, creative production, consulting or training. Occupational titles include but are not limited to creative designer, graphic designer, print production artist, web designer, web producer, web developer, production artist, advertising artist, art typographer. Common working environments might include design or production, in a corporation, agency, advertising or marketing setting, printing company, or graphics service bureau.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 29 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 29 Credits
MGDP1230 Photoshop 3
MGDP1240 Illustrator 3
MGDP1270 Macintosh Computer Technology 3
MGDP1310 InDesign 3
MGDP1330 Advanced Page Layout 3
MGDP1340 Advanced Photoshop 3
MGDP1350 Advanced Illustrator 3
MGDP1360 Acrobat 2
MGDP2010 Applied Graphic Design 3
MGDP2040 Collateral Advertising 3
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits