Coffindaffer, Kari Carlson
The A. A. S. Graphics Technology Degree provides training in visual communications, where students will learn to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. This program focuses on the technical aspects of graphic design, preparing students for entry-level positions in areas of print, multimedia, and web design.
- demonstrate the transformation of information into creative, conceptually appropriate design solutions using industry-standard production software and hardware
- demonstrate graphic design theory to include the principles of design, elements of composition, and typography in the creation of aesthetically pleasing artifacts
- prepare a graphic design portfolio of work that clearly demonstrates their effectiveness as visual communicators
- use graphics concepts to effectively evaluate and execute the decisions of others in verbal and written form
- communicate effectively with clients and supervisors during the design process and perform as an effective team member.
Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
1390 Eisenhower Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
In addition to meeting the minimum residency requirement for graduation, students in the Graphics Technology Program must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of their technical course work at Pierpont Community & Technical College.
Students interested in completing an internet publishing emphasis will complete the Graphics Technology model schedule (60 CHs) with an additional 9 CHs in the area of emphasis (69 CHs).
COMM 2200 Prerequisite(s): ENGL 1104. COMM 2201 or 2202 may be substituted for COMM 2200.
INFO 2240 may be substituted for GRAP 2255