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Degree Plans - Digital Imaging Technology - Digital Pre-Press Certificate (formerly Electronic Pre-Press Certificate) (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.DIGIT.PREPRESS.08

This program provides students with entry level digital imaging production skills. Students use state of the art computer software and hardware to professionally design images for print and electronic publication.



ARTC 1325 Introduction to Computer Graphics 3
ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3


ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
ARTC 2313 Digital Publishing II 3
+Elective MATH Elective OR 3-4
TECM 1341 Technical Algebra AND (3)
+++Elective Natural Science (4)


GRPH 2309 Digital Pre-Press 3
ARTC 2340 Computer Illustration II 3
GRPH 2381 Cooperative Education - Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 3
++Elective Designated List 3-4
Minimum Hours Required 36-41

+MATH Electives - must be selected from the following:

MATH 1332 College Mathematics I 3
MATH 2342 Introductory Statistics 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3

++Electives - must be selected from the following:

ARTS 1311 2-D Design 3
ARTS 1312 3-D Design 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTS 1317 Drawing II 3
ARTS 2316 Painting I 3

Designated Digital Imaging Electives

ARTC 2305 Digital Imaging II 3
ARTC 1391 Special Topics in Graphic Design Commercial Art and Illustration 3
ARTC 1392 Special Topics in Design and Visual Communications 3

Designated Computer Information Technology

IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
COSC 1415 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming 4
ITSE 1307 Introduction to C++ Programming 3

Designated Photography Electives

PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I 3
PHTC 2349 Photo Digital Imaging II 3

+++Natural Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum Natural Science.

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