2021-2022 Catalog 
    Oct 19, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic Communications Associate of Science

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The Graphic Communications Associate of Science degree program includes traditional and digital printing and applications, linking design and technology. Coursework prepares students for entry-level employment typically found in the graphic communications field, including digital and traditional printing and prepress technician, designer, surface designer, textile and clothing printing including silk screen and sublimation, textile designer, printing press operator, and related print and digital media. The discipline focuses on creation, production, and reproduction, in printed and digital form. The program also provides coursework for professionals interested in upgrading skills and receiving an associate degree in the field.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Use fundamental traditional and digital design, production, and reproduction skills for commercial graphic communication and new media
  • Select and use appropriate production software and hardware technology
  • Demonstrate skills typically found in the commercial traditional and digital print and media industry


Course ID Title Units
GC 63  or Introduction to Screen Printing 3
ART 63   Introduction to Screen Printing 3
GC 101   Introduction to Graphic Communication 3
GD 147   Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
GD 144   Typography 3
GC 106  * Advanced Screen Printing 3
GD 151   Digital Layout and Design 3
GD 154  * Digital Pre-Press 3
GC 195  * Graphics Studio 3
GD 160  * Professional Practices for Graphic Designers 3
CWE 180   Co-Op-Ed Graphics 1
GC 215   Introduction to Vehicle Wrap Design and Application 1



*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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