2021-2022 Catalog 
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2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Computer Graphics Associate of Science

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The Computer Graphics Associate of Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the computer graphics fields. This program relies heavily on a basic understanding of graphic design and/or computer graphics principles as they relate to industry standards. Some of the careers that are found in the computer graphics field are: animation, motion design, graphic design, multimedia design, digital image design, and responsive media design.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply fundamental graphic design and production skills
  • Select and use appropriate graphic design and production software
  • Demonstrate skills typically found in the computer graphics and production field


Course ID Title Units
GD 144   Typography 3
GD 147   Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
GD 149   Digital Illustration 3
GD 140  or Beginning Graphic Design 3
ART 140   Beginning Graphic Design 3
GD 150  * Digital Animation 3
GD 151   Digital Layout and Design 3
GD 210   Motion Graphics 3
CWE 180   Co-Op-Ed Graphics 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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