Academics

Graphic Communications

The mission of the Graphic Communications Associate in Applied Science degree program is to prepare students for employment in the graphic communications industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, and hands-on techniques and skills for page layout, web page development, packaging, screen printing, and digital publishing workflows.

Degree

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 61

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
MATHEMATICS *3
LABORATORY SCIENCE *4
HUMANITIES *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
GCOMM 110INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS 4
GCOMM 112VECTOR GRAPHICS WITH ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 3
GCOMM 130PAGE LAYOUT WITH ADOBE INDESIGN 3
GCOMM 140PRINTING METHODS 4
GCOMM 150PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES AND PROCESSES  3
GCOMM 230ADVANCE PAGE LAYOUT AND INTERACTIVE CROSS MEDIA 3
GCOMM 235DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND SCANNING FOR PUBLISHING 3
GCOMM 245WEB PUBLISHING WITH ADOBE DREAMWEAVER 3
GCOMM 247ADVANCE WEB PUBLISHING WITH ADOBE DREAMWEAVER AND FLASH 3
GCOMM 250BEGINNING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES 3
GCOMM 251ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES  3
GRDSN 140GRAPHIC DESIGN 1: FOUNDATIONS 3
GRDSN 142GRAPHIC DESIGN 2: TYPOGRAPHY 3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVE 1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

 

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1GCOMM 110; GCOMM 112; GCOMM 130; GCOMM 235; GCOMM 250
Spring Semester 1GCOMM 140; GCOMM 150; GCOMM 230; GCOMM 251; ENGL 110
Fall Semester 2GCOMM 245; GRDSN 140; COMM 110; PSY 110; Mathematics; Approved Elective
Spring Semester 2GCOMM 247; GRDSN 142; Laboratory Science; Humanities

Program Contact Information

Graphic Communication and Digital Publishing Program Coordinator
AIT Building, Room 241
(309) 694-5147

Illinois Career Cluster

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Career Pathway:
Printing Technology