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Graphic Design


Associate of Applied Science Degree
Major Code: 500101A
Courses for this Program

About the Program

This program is for students interested in visual communication and digital arts and prepares them
for entry-level employment in graphic design, Web design and advertising design positions within
organizations. Courses cover principles of design, creative problem solving, art/design history, drawing,
typography, and portfolio building. With core instruction based in aesthetic concepts and computer
graphics applications, students learn to develop and integrate strong design technique with
computer skill sets. These include instruction in digital imaging, graphic illustration, publication
design, and Web authoring, as well as opportunities for instruction in video production, 3D modeling,
digital animation and digital photography.

The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant
to the discipline. For a list of learning outcomes for this discipline or program, see

Entry Requirements

Students are required to take a placement test to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading
and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within
their skill levels as determined by placement test scores, and meet with an advisor prior to enrolling
in the program. In addition, students may also be required to enroll in classes that would increase
their employability and success.

Advanced Standing

Coursework from accredited colleges and universities will be accepted in accordance with college
policies and the Computer Science Department chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework
is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate
department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student
must meet with the department chair to determine placement.

If students intend to transfer to SOU’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program, transfer courses
should be chosen from the list of electives where possible. See an advisor for more information or

Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other
certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program adviser
and review the roadmap at

Graduation Requirements

Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C” or better will receive their degrees. Certain prerequisite and required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C” or better grade.

For more information contact the Computer Science Department:

Grants Pass: 541-956-7213
Medford:  541-245-7527
Toll free in Oregon:  800-411-6508, Ext. 7213 or Ext. 7527
email: or
Web address:
TTY:  Oregon Telecom Relay Service, 711