2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Graphics
Degree Plan: Computer Graphics Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Cedar Valley and North Lake 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.COMP.GRAPH.08

This program provides students the basic knowledge and skills to work effectively in entry-level positions such as a Computer Graphics Specialist. All courses taken in the certificate will apply to the AAS degree in Computer Graphics.



ARTS 1311 Design I 3
ARTC 1305 Basic Graphic Design 3
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTS 2356 Photography I OR 3
COMM 1316 News Photography I (3)


ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3
ARTV 1345 3-D Modeling and Rendering I 3
ARTV 1303 Basic Animation 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3


ARTC 1313 Digital Publishing I 3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3
+Emphasis Elective Track 1 or 2 3
Minimum Hours Required 36

+Track 1 - Animation Emphasis:

ARTS 1312 Design II 3
ARTV 1341 3-D Animation I 3
ARTV 2351 3-D Animation II 3

+Track 2 - Web/Print Emphasis:

IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
ARTC 1359 Visual Design for New Media 3
ARTC 2335 Portfolio Development for Graphic Design OR 3
ARTC 2388 Internship - Commercial and Advertising Art (3)

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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