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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.
(CTE-Y C30180P1)

Diploma

D30180
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
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
Select one:
Applied Communications I 3 0 0 3
  OR        
Expository Writing (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Applied Mathematics I NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
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
   
    5 7 0 8

Total Credit Hours: 38

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

*Students entering the Associate in Applied Science degree should take these courses.

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

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