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 diploma can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success. (CTE-Y D301810P1)

Diploma

D30180 REVISED
NC CIP: 50.0409
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

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 Requisite 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
GRA 152 Computer Graphics II Requisite 1 3 0 2
GRA 162 Computer Graphics Apps II Requisite 0 3 0 1
GRA 221 Graphic Arts II Requisite 2 4 0 4
GRA 255 Image Manipulation I Requisite 1 3 0 2
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 101
OR
Applied Communications I 3 0 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (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 222 Graphic Arts III Requisite 2 4 0 4
GRA 256 Image Manipulation II Requisite 1 3 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 3
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 6

Total Credit Hours: 36

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

Students entering the Associate in Applied Science degree should take these courses with the exception of ENG 101. All Associate in Applied Science students must take ENG 111.

D30180 REVISED