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CGT: Graphic Arts Certificate

The computer graphics technology specialty tracks leading to a certificate expand on the skills achieved in the foundation skills certificate or equivalent experience. These certificates give students the opportunity to expand their design and application skills for a specific career within the graphic design and computer graphics industry. The foundation skills certificate or equivalent skills must be achieved before starting one of the specialty track certificate programs. Classes with no prerequisite can be taken before starting the program.

This program teaches students how to blend traditional art techniques with skill using professional graphic design software to create illustrative, fine art and graphic media. By including instruction in color, type, image structure, production planning and marketing, the program prepares students for a wide range of jobs within the design industry.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.


Schoolcraft program code # 1YC.00136
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 15

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 15

Program Total: 30 Credits

Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor, counselor, or CGT faculty to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer tuition's requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

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