Apr 21, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025 
NIACC Catalog 2024-2025

Graphic Communications, A.A.S.

The Graphic Communications degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design. Their creations are often the main media used to successfully market products and services and strongly influence buying decisions in our ever-changing business environment.

Students wishing to achieve a four-year degree will need to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions and pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum so refer to your program advisor for course selection.

Career Opportunities

Successful graduates may find employment opportunities in the following occupational areas:

  • Advertising Layout
  • Graphic Design
  • Newspapers
  • Printing Industry
  • Publishing Companies
  • Screen-Printing
  • Sign companies

Upon successful completion of the Graphic Communications curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

First Year

Total: 15 s.h.

Total: 15 s.h.

Second Year

Total Program Hours: 60 s.h.

+ If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably Fourth Term.

Not all courses are offered every semester; to stay on track, students are advised to follow suggested schedule.