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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2019-2020

Palm Beach State College

Graphic Design Support CCC

Graphic Design Support (6290)

Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

Program Description
This degree program is designed to prepare the student to enter the graphic design field, especially as it relates to the printing industry.

Each student will develop a portfolio, crucial for employment, while enrolled in the program. Course content includes design fundamentals, Macintosh computer applications, typography, photography and color design.

Admission Requirements

Program/Interview Counseling: Students are required to seek advisement from the graphic design department chair to ensure that they enroll in the necessary courses to graduate on schedule.

Completion Requirements
A grade of C or higher is required to advance in the program. All Macintosh computer courses must to be taken within five years of graduation or must be repeated. For exceptions, see department chair. Students should be prepared to take day, evening and summer courses to complete their degree requirements.

Program Length
The program can be finished in six months of full-time enrollment or one year part time.

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information
Victoria Martin,, (561) 868-3924

To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 15
ART1201C* Design Fundamentals  3
ART1205C* Color Design  3
ART1300C* Drawing 1  3
GRA1190C* Graphic Design 1 3
GRA2191C* Graphic Design 2 3
Total Program Credits: 15
* These courses articulate with the B.F.A. Graphic Design Program at Florida Atlantic University.

For individualized course sequence

Employment Opportunities
Students who complete this program may find work as graphic designers, artists, web page designers, illustrators, preflight administrator service providers, art directors, freelance designers or junior designers.

Career Path Notes
Courses from this program may transfer into Palm Beach State's Associate of Science in Graphic Design and the Bachelor of Applied Science program in Supervision and Management. For more information, see the web at and

In addition, the Graphic Design program is approved for transfer to Florida Atlantic University's B.F.A. Graphic Design program. Courses with an asterisk indicate transferability to FAU. For information on transfer agreements, visit

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