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Graphics and Prepress

Bessemer Campus

 

 

E-Mail - Roosevelt Williams

205.929.3473

 

  Short Certificate

Long Certificate

  Degree

 

 

GRAPHICS AND PREPRESS (GPC)

MISSION: The mission of the Graphics and Prepress program is to prepare students for employment in graphic design, prepress operations, printing, desktop publishing, and web page development using industry standard software applications and equipment. The program also offers continuing education opportunities in emerging technologies.

Lawson State Community College provides education opportunities in the rapidly growing field of graphics and prepress communications. Because the program is based on the mastery of major computer software applications, students receive a strong foundation in desktop graphics and prepress skills. Graduates of the program find rewarding careers in traditional and electronic publishing, advertising, web design, and print production. Advanced students can participate in cooperative work courses that offer valuable field experience and allow for career exploration. This program consists of one short certificate, one certificate, and one A.O.T. degree option.

GRAPHICS AND PREPRESS

Short Certificate 26 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

PSY 100

Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

GPC 111

Introduction to Computers

3

GPC 122

Technical Processes

3

GPC 124

Computer Drawing

3

GPC 128

Basic Electronic Page Layout and Assembly

3

GPC 130

Basic Electronic Page Production

3

Select 9 credit hours from the following:

GPC 112

Intro to the Graphic Com. Industry

3

GPC 114

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

GPC 120

Computer Graphics

3

GPC 132

Advanced Electronic Page Production

3

GPC 134

Digital Prepress

3

GPC 160

Portfolio

3

GPC 170

Online Graphic Communications

3

GPC 180

Current Topics

3

GPC 182

3D Graphics and Animation

3

GPC 191

Cooperative Work Experience

1

GPC 192

Cooperative Work Experience

2

 

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GRAPHICS AND PREPRESS

Certificate 48 Credit Hours

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

General Studies Courses

12

Composition

3

COM 100

Career Technical English

 

Computers

3

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications*

 

Mathematics

3

MAH 101

Introductory Technical Math I

 

Communications

3

Select one of the following courses:

SPC 103

Career Technical Speaking

 

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking*

 

*Approved for the A.O.T. degree

Pre-Professional Courses

3

PSY 100 Orientation

 

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

BSS 220

Professional Transition

1

Major Courses

45

GPC 111

Introduction to Computers

 

GPC 112

Intro to the Graphic Com. Industry

3

GPC 114

Introduction to Computer Graphics

3

GPC 122

Technical Processes

3

GPC 124

Computer Drawing

3

GPC 128

Basic Electronic Page Layout and Assembly

3

GPC 130

Basic Electronic Page Production

3

Select 12 credit hours from the following:

GPC 120

Computer Graphics

3

GPC 132

Advanced Electronic Page Production

3

GPC 134

Digital Prepress

3

GPC 160

Portfolio

3

GPC 170

Online Graphic Communications

3

GPC 180

Current Topics

3

GPC 182

3D Graphics and Animation

3

GPC 191

Cooperative Work Experience

1

GPC 192

Cooperative Work Experience

2

 

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GRAPHICS AND PREPRESS

AOT Degree

71 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program. The A.O.T. degree requires a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Major: Graphics and Prepress (GPC) Certificate

Minor: Commercial Art (CAT)

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

General Studies Courses

26

RDG 114

Critical Reading for College

2

Area I Written Composition

3

ENG 101

English Composition I

 

Area II Humanities & Fine Arts

6

SPH 107

Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

Humanities and Fine Arts Course

Area III Natural Science & Mathematics

12

Two 1-hour PED activity courses

2

Natural Science Course

4

CIS 146

Microcomputer Applications

3

MTH 100

Intermediate College Algebra

3

Area IV History, Social, & Behavioral Sciences

3

History, Social, or Behavioral Science Course

Area V Minor/Elective Courses

12

Select 12 credit hours from the following courses:

CAT 118

Design Drawing

3

CAT 130

Principles of Design

3

CAT 132

Basic Advertising Design

3

CAT 142

Intermediate Advertising Design

3

CAT 150

Advanced Advertising Design

3

CAT 152

Digital Photography

3


 

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