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2017-2018 Archived Catalog 
2017-2018 Archived Catalog

Graphic Design, A.A.S.

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Associate in Applied Science
Fine Arts & Social Science

Program Code: GRDE2

Office: Mott Memorial Building 2005

Phone: (810) 762-0332

Students will be prepared both creatively and technically for a wide range of design fields under the general area of visual communications. Depending upon their program options, subjects include: design for print, web, multimedia, motion and media graphics, corporate identity, advertising, editorial, promotional design and illustration. In addition to regular coursework, all students are required to enroll in a three-credit internship where they will find placement with a host employer involved in the planning, creation and implementation of graphic design.

Occupational Specialty Courses - Select 1 Option

Group Total: Credits 3 / 3-5 Contact Hours

Recommended Elective Courses

  • Program does not specify Recommended Elective Courses for degree completion Credits 0 / 0 Contact Hours

Group Total: Credits 0 / 0 Contact Hours

General Education Requirements (minimum of 18 credits required)

English Composition (3 credits)

Social Science (3 credits)

  • Complete any 100 level or higher Social Science course Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours

Mathematics (3-4 credits)

  • Test out by placing into MATH 130  or higher on the MCC Placement test OR Complete any 100 level or higher Mathematics course Credits 3-4 / 3-4 Contact Hours. Note: Students who do not have to take a Mathematics course due to placement test scores, placing them into MATH-130 or higher, may need to complete three additional General Education Credits to achieve the minimum number of credits for graduation.

Additional General Education Credits to Fulfill General Education Requirements

Group Total: Credits 18 / 18 Contact Hours

Computer Competency Requirement

Beginning 2016, demonstration of computer competency is a degree requirement at Mott Community College

Computer competency can be demonstrated by one of two ways:

NOTE: Some programs require taking COMG-153; for these programs, the Test-Out option is not available. For those programs that do not require COMG-153, the competency test-out option is available and can be taken in the Academic Testing Center, located on the 3rd floor of the Mott Library.

Program Total: Credits 63-68 / 91-100 Contact Hours


  1. FINAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW: Students who are nearly ready to graduate and who are in the process of taking ART.-246 Self-Promotion & Portfolio Design  will undergo a final departmental portfolio review as part of their course and graduation requirements. By week 14, the student must make a formal portfolio presentation for evaluation.
  2. All course and degree requirements must be met
  3. 15 credits minimum must be earned at MCC
  4. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0

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