NVCC 2000-2001 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AL, LO  

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Purpose: The curriculum is designed for persons who seek full-time employment in the communication design field. The occupational objectives include graphic designer in the communication design marketplace.

Recommended Preparation: Proficiency in high school English and a satisfactory aptitude for drawing.

Equipment and Supplies: Communication Design students are required to purchase certain basic equipment and materials necessary to achieve professionally-oriented objectives. Most of the equipment is purchased in the beginning class (Introduction to Graphic Skills) and can be used throughout the two-year program.

Completion Requirements: After completion of the first year, the student's work will be reviewed to ascertain that development is sufficient to enter the communication design field. If satisfactory, the student will be permitted to complete the requirements for this degree program.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ART121Drawing I4
   ART131Fund. of Design I4
   ART135Visual Communications4
   ART140Intro. to Graphic Skills4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ART122Drawing II 4
   ART132Fund. of Design II 4
   ART141Typography I 4
   ENG111College Composition I 3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I 3

Total Credits/Semester1818

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ART142Typography II4
   ART217Electronic Graphic Design I4
   ART250History of Design3
   ART265Graphic Techniques4
___Social Science Elective3
   ART218Electronic Graphic Design II 4
   ART287Portfolio & Resume Preparation 1
   PHT101Photography I 3
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1815

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Communication Design = 69.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

2 Or MTH 120. Division approval required.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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