Recommended Part-time Track

Graphic Design, AAS  (68 Credit Hours)

Recommended Sequence of Courses for the Part-Time Student

IMPORTANT! Please note that students enrolling in the qualifier semester will enroll in the CDTP sections identified in the credit class search as a Graphic Design Qualifier semester section. The content of these CDTP sections places emphasis on the Graphic Design career specific application of the Adobe Creative Suite to industry standards for print production and is reserved for students enrolling in the Qualifier semester courses.

(Prerequisite and Corequisite requirements)
GDES 120 Introduction to Graphic Design 3 Cr.  
CDTP 145 Desktop Illustration I: Illustrator-Graphic Design Qualifier Section 1 Cr.
ART 124 Design 2D 3 Cr. CDTP 145, corequisite/prerequisite
CDTP 135 Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop-Graphic Design Qualifier Section 1 Cr.
CDTP 140 Desktop Publishing I: InDesign-Graphic Design Qualifier Section 1 Cr.
GDES 140 Technical Processes 3 Cr. CDTP 145, CDTP 135, CDTP 140
ART 129 Design Color 3 Cr. CDTP 135, corequisite/prerequisite
ART 127 Design 3D 3 Cr. ART 124
GDES 132 Typography 3 Cr. ART 124, GDES 120, CDTP 145, CDTP 135, CDTP 140
GDES 130 Drawing & Media Methods 1 3 Cr. ART 124, GDES 120, CDTP 145, CDTP 135, CDTP 140
GDES 131 Drawing & Media Methods 2 3 Cr. GDES 130
GDES 134 Layout Design (S) 3 Cr. GDES 132
GDES 230 Drawing & Media Methods 3 (F) 3 Cr.  GDES 131, GDES 132, GDES 134
CWEB 105 Introduction to Web Pages: Dreamweaver 1 Cr.
GDES 231 Advanced Typography (F) 3 Cr. GDES 134, working knowledge of CWEB 105
GDES 235 Production methods (F) 3 Cr. GDES 134, GDES 140
GDES 236 Electronic Production 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231,  GDES 235
GDES 244 Communication Systems (S) 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231, GDES 235
GDES 245 Advanced Design Practice (S) 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231, GDES 235
GDES 272 Professional Preparation 3 Cr. GDES 230, GDES 231, GDES 235


General Education
ENG 121 Composition I 3 Cr.

Humanities/Arts Elective 6 Cr.

Econ/Social Science Elective 3 Cr.
Science/Math Elective 3 Cr.
Health/Physical Education Elective 1 Cr.
Technical/Studio Electives 1 Cr.

(F) Course offered in Fall semester only
(S) Course offered in Spring semester only

NOTE: The listing for accepted GDES General Education electives in humanities/arts, economics/social sciences, science/mathematics and health/physical education is included in the online catalog and on this page. Students may select and enroll in these courses during a semester that suits their individual scheduling needs.

Students cannot complete the GDES program by attending night classes and Saturday classes only.

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