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Graphic Communications Associate in Science Degree

Fresno City College
Program overview
2 years
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Fresno
Fall 2021

Fresno
Spring 2021

Program description

Graphic Communications Associate in Science Degree

The application of current software and hands-on project work prepares you for entry-level positions in media related industries. Upon developing a wide set of skills, you can find employment in a technical position dealing with graphic design, web design, video production, or within the print industry. You will also have the opportunity to take an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) course to obtain industry certifications.

This program is geared for the student considering employment in graphic communications production. Successful completion provides an entry-level skill set and general understanding of production techniques ranging from computerized layout through output in print, digital video, Internet publishing, and digital media products

Admission requirements

International Students and Scholars Admission Requirements

To determine whether you are eligible for admission to our Fresno City College International Program, please review the following Admission Requirements, and submit the completed checklist with your other application materials:

  • Student must be 18 years old prior to the start of the semester
  • Affidavit of Support Form
  • Cost of Attendance Acknowledgement Form
  • Financial Documents
  • TOEFL or IELTS Exam Results – Waived if student Graduated from a U.S. High School and/or if English is an official language of home country
    • TOEFL Score Requirement Score of 500 Paper Based Test (PBT) or 61 Internet Based Test (iBT) required from students applying from their home country. If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting a score of 460 PBT or 48 iBT. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
    • IELTS Score Requirement Overall Band Score of 5.5 required from students applying from home country with at least 5.0 in each subsection (Listening, reading, Writing, and Speaking). If a student attended and completed an English Language Training Program in the U.S. we will consider accepting an Overall Band Score of 5.0. Transcripts will be required from English Training Program for review.
  • High School Graduation Requirement Official Graduation Certificate/Diploma, transcripts, and/or equivalent evidence of graduation from a Secondary School or its equivalent are required. If records are not in English, certified translation must be furnished.

For more information about admission requirement, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Required Core Courses

  • Preparing for Employment Opportunities
  • Web Page Design
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Intro to Applied Graphics – Adobe Tools
  • Intro to Applied Graphics - Media
  • Digital Media
  • Intro 2-D Animation with Adobe Animate
  • Digital Video Production
  • Adobe InDesign/Professional Publishing
  • Intermediate Photoshop
  • Visual Communications

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International and Out-of-State student fees for spring 2021 : $3480.00 per 12 credit units

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the university website.

Qualification

Student Learning Outcomes:


  1. Demonstrate competency in communication techniques and visual design theory through the use of application specific software and hardware

About this institute

Fresno City College

FCC provides the first two years of American university education to help you get where you want to be. Students will receive an American education at an affordable cost. Our students enjoy and benefit from individualized staff guidance, academic counseling,...


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