Academics

iMedia Certificate

The mission of the iMedia certificate program is to prepare students for employment or upgrade existing job skills needed in the modern digital publishing format industry by educating them in the fundamental concepts, knowledge, hands-on techniques, and skills needed to create and manage ebooks, variable data processing, interactive PDFs (Portable Document Formats), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), controlled web sites, and designing augmented reality experiences.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
GCOMM 130PAGE LAYOUT WITH ADOBE INDESIGN 3
GCOMM 230ADVANCE PAGE LAYOUT AND INTERACTIVE CROSS MEDIA 3
GCOMM 245WEB PUBLISHING WITH ADOBE DREAMWEAVER 3
GCOMM 247ADVANCE WEB PUBLISHING WITH ADOBE DREAMWEAVER AND FLASH 3
GCOMM 250BEGINNING ADOBE PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES 3

The iMedia certificate is one of four certificates that can be earned while working towards the Digital Publishing Certificate or Graphic Communications Associate in Applied Science degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1GCOMM 250; GCOMM 245
Spring Semester 1 GCOMM 230; GCOMM 247; GCOMM 130

Program Contact Information

Graphic Communications Program Coordinator
AIT Building
Room 241
(309) 694-5147

Illinois Career Cluster

Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications

Career Pathway:
Printing Technology

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Arts Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Pathway: Printing Technology
ICC Pathway: Graphic Communications

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication (COMM 110) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Lab Science | Mathematics

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Graphic Communications | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Page Layout (9 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

screen printing operator, digital publisher, desktop publisher, web developer, prepress technician, printing press operator, signage & packaging operator, digital color press operator $15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

iMedia(15 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

screen printing operator, digital publisher, desktop publisher, web developer, prepress technician, printing press operator, signage & packaging operator, digital color press operator$15-20/hr

OR

Certificate of Completion

Digital Imaging (9 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

screen printing operator, digital publisher, desktop publisher, web developer, prepress technician, printing press operator, signage & packaging operator, digital color press operator$15-20/hr

Certificate of Completion

Digital Publishing (34 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

screen printing operator, digital publisher, desktop publisher, web developer, prepress technician, printing press operator, signage & packaging operator, digital color press operator$15-20/hr

OR

Certificate of Completion

Printing (14 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

screen printing operator, digital publisher, desktop publisher, web developer, prepress technician, printing press operator, signage & packaging operator, digital color press operator$15-20/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Graphic Communications (61 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

screen printing operator, digital publisher, desktop publisher, web developer, prepress technician, printing press operator, signage & packaging operator, digital color press operator$15-20/hr

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements