Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

Curriculum Description

The Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the printing, publishing, packaging and related industries.

Students will receive hands-on training in computer publishing, imaging technology, offset lithography, screen printing and emerging printing technologies. Training may also include flexography, graphic design and multimedia.

Graduates should qualify for career opportunities within the printing and publishing industries.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A30180
NC CIP: 50.0409
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ Co-op Credit
Fall Semester
GRA 110 Graphic Arts Orientation 2 0 0 2
GRA 121 Graphic Arts I 2 4 0 4
GRA 151 Computer Graphics I 1 3 0 2
GRA 161 Computer Graphics Apps I 0 3 0 1
GRD 141 Graphic Design I 2 4 0 4
Select one:
Introduction to Computers (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
   
    8 16 0 15

Spring Semester
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
GRA 152 Computer Graphics II 1 3 0 2
GRA 162 Computer Graphics Apps II 0 3 0 1
GRA 221 Graphic Arts II 2 4 0 4
GRA 255 Image Manipulation I 1 3 0 2
MAT 115 Mathematical Models NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
   
    9 15 0 15

Summer Term
GRA 112 Graphics Problem Solving 2 0 0 2
GRA 222 Graphic Arts III 2 4 0 4
GRA 256 Image Manipulation II 1 3 0 2
GRD 265 Digital Print Production 1 4 0 3
   
    6 11 0 11

Fall Semester
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting 3 0 0 3
GRA 153 Computer Graphics III 1 3 0 2
PRN 155 Screen Printing I 1 3 0 2
PRN 221 Offset Press Operations 1 4 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 10 0 13

Spring Semester
GRA 257 Image Manipulation III 1 3 0 2
GRD 271 Multimedia Design I 1 3 0 2
PRN 131 Flexography I 2 4 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Introduction to Business 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Small Business Management (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    7 10 0 14

Total Credit Hours: 68

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective — Select one: ART 111, ENG 125, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 121, HUM 160, HUM 220, PHI 215PHI 240 or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.