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 the recommended curriculum model below 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 2021

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
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
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
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
GRD 265 Digital Print Production Requisite 1 4 0 3
GRD 271 Multimedia Design I Requisite 1 3 0 2
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 9
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

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
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 Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
GRA 153 Computer Graphics III Requisite 1 3 0 2
GRA 257 Image Manipulation III Requisite 1 3 0 2
PRN 131 Flexography I 2 4 0 4
PRN 155 Screen Printing I 1 3 0 2
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: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 13
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Total Credit Hours: 66

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 Electives — Select one: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A30180