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    graphic communications


      Video: Graphic Communications

      Program Number: 10-204-3
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      The Graphic Communications program combines the creativity of graphic design and the technology of digital media to prepare graduates for careers in graphic communications. Emphasis is placed on the use of the graphic design software to generate text, graphics and photos to create digital media for use in newsletters, flyers, display ads, forms, manuals, videos, brochures and Web-based documents. First-year students work primarily online building design and layout skills using a variety of graphic production software. Second-year students continue to develop these skills through hands-on, classroom-based production experiences.

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $32,348

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
      • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
      • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

      Program Outcomes

      • Apply the principles of design to develop strategic marketing and communication products and services.
      • Demonstrate proficiency in the use of design software, tools and technology.
      • Implement creative solutions from concept through completion using a formal process.
      • Apply effective legal and ethical business practices and project management skills.
      • Communicate artwork rationale in formal and informal settings.

      Career Opportunities

      • Sales Representative
      • Customer Service Representative
      • Digital Prepress Technician
      • Graphic Artist
      • Graphic Designer
      • Digital Photo Technician

      Admission Process

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      103-170Beginning Photoshop2
      111-101Introduction to Graphic Communication3
      204-112Design Fundamentals3
      801-136English Composition 13
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      104-133Social Video Creation3
      152-107Graphics for the Web2
      204-102Vector Illustration 12
      204-105Designing for Mobile Platforms3
      801-1xxCommunication Course3
      Semester 3
      196-189Team Building and Problem Solving3
      204-100Imaging Editing2
      204-134Design Production and Planning 13
      204-144Vector Illustration 23
      804-1xxMathematics Course3
      809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
      Semester 4
      204-116Digital Graphic Imaging3
      204-168Design Production and Planning 2: Digital Output3
      204-181Prepress Process Color3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements64

      Institutional Requirements

      ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

      *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.