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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Arts Technology (Print Graphics)

Harper College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Palatine
English
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Harper College

Program description

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Graphic Arts Technology (Print Graphics)

This 62 credit-hour program is designed to prepare students for a wide range of employment opportunities in the graphic arts industry. This degree provides a well-rounded foundation of knowledge and skills to prepare students for new jobs as well as provide career advancement opportunities. The curriculum includes current application instruction with a focus on print production and prepress techniques. Emphasis is on print projects, including a complete understanding of planning through print and finishing. All students in the program complete a required sequence of classes and then select this print production specialty to be employable in this visual communication industry or transfer to a 4 year program.

Admission requirements

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Program content

First Semester:

  • Composition
  • Introduction to Graphic Arts Technology
  • Graphic Arts Desktop Publishing
  • Digital Imaging I
  • Mathematics

Second Semester:

  • Composition or
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Digital Illustration I
  • Graphic Design I
  • Introduction to Photography
  • Wordpress and Mobile Technologies or
  • Internet Fundamentals

Third Semester:

  • AAS General Education elective
  • Color Management
  • Press Operations
  • Page Layout
  • Variable Data Technologies

Fourth Semester:

  • AAS General Education elective
  • Advanced Color Management 
  • Project Management, Scheduling and Estimating or
  • Introduction to Business Organization
  • Packaging, Finishing and Distribution
  • Prepress Production 
  • GRA elective

Scholarships & funding

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Tuition fees

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Qualification

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skills in print production.
  • Comprehend the graphic arts workflow from design through print and finishing.
  • Exhibit a core understanding of graphic arts project management and estimating procedures.
  • Analyze paper and ink usage in the print industry.
  • Comprehend color management requirements in a graphic arts workflow.
  • Utilize all graphic applications.
  • Create acceptable print-ready digital graphic files, using industry standard preflight criteria.
  • Perform basic operations and procedures in prepress, pressroom and bindery.
  • Exhibit good communication skills to participate in a visual communications industry.

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Harper College

Harper College, one of the United States’ premier community colleges, is located in the northwest suburbs just 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Chicago, Illinois. Harper offers more than 50 fields of study and more than 450 popular general education...


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Harper College

1200 West Algonquin Road
60067 Palatine Illinois
United States of America

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