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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

Graphic Communications: CC (CTE)


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Certificate of Completion l 34-36 credits minimum

Visual Art & Design Division
South City Campus
General Information, (801) 957-4073
Program Information, (801) 957-3361

www.slcc.edu/visualart
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor, Cindy Clark, SC W138, (801) 957-3114
Academic Advisor, Gordon Storrs, SC W138, (801) 957-3114

Program Faculty:
ADAMSON, Rob - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
BUDD, Brent -Associate Professor, BFA University of Utah
CHAMBERS, Sheila - Professor, BA Communications, MFA Illustration
CURRAN, Jessica -Assistant Professor, BS Graphic Design, MS Graphic Communications Technology Management, MFA Media Design
EREKSON, J. Chad - Assistant Professor, BFA Animation
GONZALES, Kerry - Associate Professor, BFA Graphic Design
GRAHAM, Rick - Professor, BFA Drawing & Painting, MFA Drawing & Painting
GRUENDELL, Lana - Professor, AAS Graphic Design, BFA Drawing & Painting, MEd Educational Technology
HYANS, Whitney King - Associate Professor, BS Photography, BFA Photography, MFA Photography
MARTIN, Terry - Assistant Professor, CERT Photography, AAS / AA General & Photography, BFA Equivalent Photography
REILAND, Neal - Associate Professor, BA Business Administration Marketing / Advertising
ROSENBERGER, Ed - Assistant Professor, AS General, BFA Photography
WILSON, Andrew - Instructor, BA Business Administration Visual Technology / Internet Emphasis, MBA Business Administration

Visual Art & Design Department Concurrent Enrollment Liaison(s):
RICHARDSON, Trudy - Concurrent Enrollment Liaison, Instructor, BFA Drawing & Painting

Program Description: Students with an aptitude in creative problem solving, drawing, design, photography and/or computer related visual communication should consider this rapidly expanding and competitive field. The Visual Art & Design Department allows students to specialize in the following areas: Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Multimedia, Photography, Web Design, and Graphic Communications Technologies.

Students who elect to pursue a Certificate of Completion in Graphic Communications Technologies will prepare themselves for entry level work in the graphic communications industry (printing). In this certificate program students use standard software programs, basic printing techniques, and technical procedures to prepare materials for both traditional publishing (printing) and new digital publishing technologies (tables and digital devices).

Career Opportunities: Upon completion of this certificate, students may find entry-level design and layout positions in the Graphic Communications industry including but not limited to printing, publishing, and web design related careers. Students may elect to work in customer service, sales, production coordination, estimating, or prepress, etc…

Transfer/Articulation Information: This certificate is currently not transferable to four-year institutions; however, some of the General Education components are transferable. The Visual Art & Design Department is committed to general and pre-professional programs and some credit may be granted by receiving institutions on a per case basis.

Program Entry Requirements:

Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
Recommended: Artistic and technical aptitude, familiarity with computers is essential.

Total Program/Course Fees: Approximately $250 for all course fees to complete program.

  • Press Supplies
  • Computers, software and supplies
  • Servers, hosting, and storage space

Estimated Cost for Students: In addition to tuition and fees, and depending on chosen electives, Graphic Communications Technologies students may expect to pay an estimated $500 for books and supplied needed for class projects in this one-year program.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the recommended semester schedule, completion time is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
  1 - Acquire substantive knowledge
2 - Communicate effectively
3 - Develop quantitative literacies
4 - Think critically and creatively
5 - Develop knowledge and skills to be civically engaged
6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:
  • read and comprehend selected educational materials relevant to current industry trends
  • read and comprehend selected educational materials relevant to the history and establishment of the printing industry
  • understand proper safety regulations for working in an OSHA compliant environment
  • create comprehensive print-ready and ready publication files that meet industry standards
1
Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:
  • create a detailed checklist of the information needed to create print-ready and digital project files
  • participate in both in-class and online discussions using proper grammar and well thought out responses
  • prepare and present new ideas and concepts to a group of students through class presentations and group work
2
Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:
  • prepare artwork for print and digital outputs from design through file preparation using industry leading software
  • output projects using multiple printing processes including digital, offset, and screen printing
  • prepare artwork as color separations, knock outs, overprints, and with variable data printing when applicable
  • safely operate printing press equipment, print, and finish projects
3
Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:
  • use critical thinking skills to prepare complex impositions, die lines, and other pertinent graphic arts industry skills
  • use basic math calculations to estimate job pricing, commissions, discounts, cost centers, budgeted hourly rates, and paper pricing
  • learn how math is used in the graphic arts industry by calculating basic paper weights, resolution and image sizes, and other math related problems
4
Through the successfully completion of this certificate students will be able to:
  • use industry standard software to complete print-ready documents
  • use industry standard software to complete digital publications
  • master industry standard prepress file preparation techniques
  • tour and/or intern at graphic communications industry companies
5

General Education Requirements


Core Skills:


Composition (EN) 3 Credits


Quantitative Studies (QS) 3-4 Credits


Communication (CM) 3 Credits


Human Relations (HR) 2-3 Credits


Sample Schedule


GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE

Advising Notes:


Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet the requirements of first semester courses should plan on extra time to complete the program.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details of prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or better grade in order to continue in the program. A student may be dropped from a class if the prerequisite has not been completed. If progress is not deemed satisfactory, students will be counseled and/or given probationary status.

Note: Students or professionals wishing to register for a class in which a prerequisite class is required but has not been taken, should contact the instructor about acquiring possible approval to register for the class.

Students should check the semester class schedule on the Internet at www.slcc.edu for availability and modifications caused by varying enrollment. Required departmental classes are not offered every semester. To graduate in two years, students are encouraged to follow the suggested program schedule.

Not all Visual Art & Design (ART) classes may be audited. This is especially true for any Visual Art & Design class that has a prerequisite (see course catalog for list of prerequisite classes). Auditing a prerequisite course does not guarantee that the student has mastered the required skills needed for the next level class. Some Visual Art & Design classes that have a prerequisite may be audited if the student can demonstrate an appropriate skill level to the instructor before registering for the class. Students wishing to audit any Visual Art & Design (ART) class without officially completing a prerequisite class (with a ‘C’ grade or better) must obtain signed permission from the instructor or email authorization before registering for the class. Visual Art & Design (ART) classes that do not have a prerequisite may be audited as per the Auditing Classes guidelines listed in the SLCC catalog.

All students enrolled in the Visual Art & Design program automatically become members of SkillsUSA, sponsor of the Professional Development Program (PDP). This program is designed to promote leadership, communication, problem solving and skills necessary for employment. Students are encouraged to participate in competitions in their area of specialization.

For information on clubs or organizations within the Visual Art & Design Department, contact the advisor or instructors in the individual areas of specialization.

Additional Program Notes:


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