Graphic Design Technology Certificate

WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE PROGRAM OUTLINE. This program is not designed for students transferring to other colleges or universities. As a rule, courses with a second digit "0" are designed to transfer. Students planning to transfer should consult a Counselor to verify the transferability of courses.  Prerequisites for courses are noted in the IVCC Catalog.  Program Pre-Admission Information is included if applicable.

First YearCredits
ART 1002 Drawing I3  
ART 1005 Design I3  
GDT 1201 Introduction To Page Layout3  
GDT 1202 Photoshop I for Graphic Design3  
GDT 1204 Web Design for Graphic Design  3
GDT 1222 Introduction To Illustrator  3
GDT 2006 Visual Communications I  3
SDT 1203 Job Seeking Skills  1
Elective(s) (See below)  3
Year Total: 12 13
Total Credit Hours:  25


ART 1000, ART 1007, ART 1009, ART 1010, GDT 1207

For additional information please consult any counselor at (815) 224-0360 or the Division office at 815-224-0487.

ART 1002 and 1005 should be taken concurrently or previously to GDT 1201 and 1202.

This certificate will equip the student with the skills needed to take an entry-level position in a graphics or printing firm.The student will have the basic knowledge of industry standard software. A graphic designer's duties may include layout and typesetting of ads and printed materials.This certificate is also helpful to anyone in the marketing, journalism or public relations and promotion field.It will equip them to better prepare any in-house material such as newsletters and small scale advertising. Art instructors and those already working in the graphic design field that need to brush up on their skills or knowledge in digital design would benefit from this certificate.It would also be helpful to anyone who wants a better understanding of graphic design and digital art for home or small business use.