Graphic Design & Prepress Technician, TCC (GD21) (500409)  Technical Certificate of Credit

Campus Locations: Mitchell County High School

The Graphic Design & Prepress Technician certificate provides students with the fundamental skills required for graphic design, image editing, and prepress production.

Length of Program: 2 Semesters

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admissions criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Length of Program: Two (2) Semesters

Total Credit Hours: 23

Age: N/A

Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent (GED) is not required for application or admission, but is required for graduation. College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Curriculum Outline (23 hours)
1: Occupational Courses 23
DMPT 1000

Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts,including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.

DMPT 1005

This course is an introduction to the creation of vector imagery. Students will learn to draw illustrations, transform objects, work with layers, patterns, brushes, and filters, use effects and create graphics for the various applications. The focus will be on learning the essential tools, basic operation and commands used in the creation of vector graphics used in different media fields.

DMPT 1010

In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.

DMPT 2105

This course is an introduction to graphic design production using page layout software. Students will be introduced to the essential terminology, tools, and stages of workflow in the graphic design process.

DMPT 2120

This course is an in-depth introduction to the graphic prepress production process. Through hands-on projects, the student will expereince challenges involved in successful graphic prepress production.

Technology Cluster (Select one of the following courses) 3
DMPT 1055

Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software.

CIST 1101

Working with Microsoft Windows provides students with the interface concepts of Microsoft Windows software and the opportunity to develop basic computer skills. Topics include: getting started with Microsoft Windows, managing programs and files with Microsoft Windows, using Microsoft Windows applications, data transfer with Microsoft Windows, printing with Microsoft Windows, and customizing with Microsoft Windows.

COMP 1000

Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer and digital terminology, and usage, operating systems, Internet and digital communication, word processing applications, spreadsheet applications, database applications, and presentation applications.

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