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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.

Associate in Applied Science

A30180
NC CIP: 50.0409
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 15
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BUS 110
OR
Introduction to Business Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
BUS 230 Small Business Management (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 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
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

A30180