Last updated 2/10/2014
Certificate Code 5957
Zaiga Thorson, 309-796-5469, email@example.com
This certificate is offered only at the Quad-Cities Campus.
The Art Technology Certificate is a one-year certificate that emphasizes the technical aspects of visual communication, focusing in particular on the development of graphic design skills. The curriculum is rooted in a strong foundation of basic drawing and design skills. Students develop strong skills and technical knowledge using a variety of software program (based in the Adobe Creative Suite, which includes Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop), as well as experience with digital cameras, downloading images, scanning, printers and digital prepress considerations.
Students completing this certificate program will have the skills necessary for entry-level positions in graphic design, including advertising and editorial design, production artist, photo retouching or desktop publishing.
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
ART 101 — 2-Dimensional Design (3)
ART 121 — Drawing (3)
ART 290 — Applications in Computer Art (3)
ART 230 — Type & Digital Layout (3)
ART 215 — Digital Imagery (3)
ART 100 — Art Appreciation or (3)
ART 281 — Art History
ART 111 — 3-Dimensional Design (3)
ART 122 — Drawing (3)
ART 217 — Digital Drawing (3)
ART 246 — Graphic Design or (3)
ART 248 — Production and Prepress
ART 200 — Art Problems – Digital Photography (2)
CS 100 — Introduction to Computers (3)
Minimum total hours required for certificate (35)
Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.