Graphic Design and Prepress Technician (GD21)  Technical Certificate of Credit

(Stand-alone and Embedded in Design and Media Production Technology Diploma and Degree)

Program Description:

The Graphic Design and Prepress Technician TCC provides students with the fundamental skills required for graphic design, image editing, and prepress production.

Entrance date: Varies

Program admission requirements:

Minimum Test Scores

Writing 236 Reading Comprehension 55
Arithmetic 229 Arithmetic 34

High School diploma or equivalent required for admission.

Credits required for graduation: 23

Beginning Spring 2022 (January 2022), ALL FIRST TIME college students will be required to take the College Success (COLL 1020) course.

Courses 20 credits
DMPT 1000

Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.

DMPT 1005
Prerequisite: DMPT 1000

This course is an introduction to the creation of vector imagery. Students will learn to draw illustrations, transform objects, work with layers, patterns, brushes, and filters, use effects and create graphics for the various applications. The focus will be on learning the essential tools, basic operation and commands used in the creation of vector graphics used in different media fields.

DMPT 1010
Prerequisite: DMPT 1000

In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.

DMPT 2105
Prerequisites: DMPT 1005, DMPT 1010 Corequisite: DMPT 2100

This course is an introduction to graphic design production using page layout software. Students will be introduced to the essential terminology, tools, and stages of workflow in the graphic design process.

DMPT 2120
Prerequisites: DMPT 1005, DMPT 1010, DMPT 2105

This course is an in-depth introduction to the graphic prepress production process. The student will identify available commercial printing options and the advantages or limitations of each process.

Select one of the following two courses for a min. 3 cr.: 3
COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.

DMPT 1055

Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

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Design and Media Production Technology Program Chair/Instructor
CEIT Building, Room 128

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