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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Visual Communications Technology: Business Foundation Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term Certificate of Completion (CC) in VCT Business Foundation leading to an entry-level position in the fine, performing or technical arts. Students interested in advancement are encouraged to enroll in longer courses of study to complete additional certificates or associate degrees in Business or Visual Communication Technology. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Business should follow the Business Associate in Arts (AA-DTA) direct transfer degree planning guide.

Program Advisor:

Christine Shafner
206-546-7628 Rm 2174
Alan Yates (On Sabbatical Fall, Winter)
206-533-6771 Rm 2054
Claire Fant
206-533-6763 Rm 2024

For Program Information:
Mary Bonar
206-546-4671 Rm 2057

Certificate of Completion (19 Credits)

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this publication. However, the information is subject to change without notice and final career decisions are the responsibility of the student.

Program Information:

Length of Program: 19 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)


Program Prerequisites:

Placement into ENGL 099 , EAP 099 , or EAPAB 099 .

Recommended: Entry-level skills in word processing or BUSTC 105 .

Certificate Completion

Students should automatically receive their Certificate after successful completion of all required courses. If you have not received your Certificate, please contact Jenifer Aydelotte in the office of Student Learning and Success at or 206-546-4719.

VCT Business Foundation-What is it?

VCT students learn about basic business communications and skills for the workplace in relation to graphics and multimedia. Business communications, both written and verbal, are stressed in relation to interpersonal and human relations and common business/industry practices. Practical skills in marketing and copyright are also introduced.

Program Outcomes:

Students who successfully complete this program-by achieving a GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program-should be:

Prepared for success in self-employment/freelance opportunities in fine arts, performing or technical arts.

Career Opportunities-What can I do with a Certificate in VCT Business Foundation?

Students who complete may find employment in entry-level positions in a variety of settings and salary will increase with experience, continued education and expertise.

Potential employers include: Self-employment & freelance opportunities in fine arts, performing or technical arts. For more, please visit career information and resources at

Shoreline Community College

16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA 98133-5696

(206) 546-4101

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