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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu
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Arts Division
Certificate N0487

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. Students are given creative design and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media. This Graphic Design Level I certificate offers the essential skills required for entry-level employment opportunities as a production or layout artist, interface or content designer, publication artist, print advertising artist, or desktop publisher. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

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Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Graphic Designers

      Graphic Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1024.00

      Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $57.04

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $55,480.71
      Annual Job Openings
      4,573

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Graphic Design Level I

    Arts Division
    Certificate N0487

    This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. Students are given creative design and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print, web, and other media. This Graphic Design Level I certificate offers the essential skills required for entry-level employment opportunities as a production or layout artist, interface or content designer, publication artist, print advertising artist, or desktop publisher. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
    ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
    ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
    ARTC 160Typography3
    PHOT 58Photography & Video Social Media Marketing3
    Total Units18

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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu

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