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2018-2019 College Catalog 
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Computer Graphics Foundation Certificate of Completion Planning Guide

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Program Description:

Shoreline Community College offers a short-term program in leading to a Certificate of Completion (CC) in VCT Computer Graphics Foundation. Students interested in advanced knowledge and skills are encouraged to enroll in a longer course of study to complete a Certificate of Proficiency (CP) or an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences (AAAS) degree in Visual Communication Technology. Students pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree should follow the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) 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 (20 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: 20 Credits
Completion Award: Certificate of Completion
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)

EPC 7967

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 Computer Graphics Foundation-What is it?

This program is designed for students requiring an integrated foundation of knowledge and practice in visual design principles, graphic and typographic design, computer graphic technologies and new imaging techniques. It is also one certificate in a series of short-term certificates which build towards a one-year certificate of proficiency in Visual Communications Technology (VCT) and also a two-year degree.

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 entry-level positions and course studies in desktop publishing, graphic design, illustration, electronic paste-up and in scanning or manipulating visual images.

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

Graduates are hired as Production assistant, paste-up assistant, design staff, graphics, image or photograph preparation, and customer service representative.

Potential employers include: Advertising agencies, publication houses, printing departments, news agencies and print shops. 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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