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2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual Communications Foundation with Customized Specialization Certificate of Proficiency Planning Guide

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Program Description:

The Visual Communications Foundation w/Specialization Certificate of Proficiency is designed to provide an introductory level of knowledge and practice in visual design principles; graphic and typographic design; photography and video; computer graphic technologies; and offset printing, pre-press and new imaging technologies. Shoreline Community College works closely with local advisory committees comprised of industry professionals to ensure students receive the knowledge and skills currently in demand by employers in the field. Students interested in pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree in Art should follow the Foundation Studio Art, AFA Planning Guide  or Photography, AFA Planning Guide  transfer degree planning guide.

Certificate of Proficiency (54-59 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.

GPA of 2.0 or better for the entire program required.

Additional Information

  • Check for prerequisites for all of the upper level classes, and plan ahead!
  • Substitutions and waivers can be made with faculty approval
  • Choose a mix of different types of classes for each quarter. For example: lecture, computer/software, studio, general education classes
  • In addition to this 1-year certificate, students may earn a Certificate(s) in a specialized area. Students may also add classes to complete a two-year degree. Call 546-4671 for advising and information
  • Plan 1 General Education and up to 8 cr Specialization/quarter

General Education Core Requirements (12-15 Credits)

Communication (5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: BTWRT 115 , BTWRT 215 , ENGL 099 , ENGL& 101 .

Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning (5 Credits)

Human Relations (2-5 Credits)

Choose one of the following courses: HUM 105 , BUS 105 , CMST& 101 .

Electives (13-15 Credits)

13-15 Credits From Classes Listed Below
Choose according to your career goal. You may stay within one category, or choose freely from several.

Approval To Graduate

Student Name, SID and Date: ____________________________________________________

Faculty Advisor and Date: _______________________________________________________

Division Dean and Date: ________________________________________________________

Credential Approval and Date: ____________________________________________________

Program Advisor:

Christine Shafner  206-546-7628 cshafner@shoreline.edu Rm 2174
Alan Yates  206-533-6771 ayates@shoreline.edu Rm 2054
Claire Fant  206-533-6963 cfant@shoreline.edu Rm 2024

For Program Information:
Mary Bonar  206-546-4671 mbonar@shoreline.edu Rm 2057

Program Information:

Length of Program: 54-59 Credits (3-4 quarters)
Completion Award: Certificate of Proficiency
Enrollment: Every Quarter
Approximate Quarterly Costs: $25-$85
(in addition to tuition, books and parking)
Website: http://shoreline.edu/programs/visual-communications-technology/

EPC 728E

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