Graphic Design (GRD.AAS)

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes represent broad areas of knowledge and skills developed over the duration of the program through a wide range of courses and experiences. These learning outcomes represent what a student should be able to know, think, or do upon successful completion of their program at Oakland Community College.

  • Students will combine disparate visual elements into an acceptable graphic solution to meet their clients' demands.

  • Students will produce comprehensive layouts for clients that include necessary pictorial elements, generally with markers.

  • Students will demonstrate competence using graphic software commonly used in the profession.

  • Students will apply foundational principles of color.

  • Students will analyze the relationship between form and content.

Program Plan 2024-2025

Full Time - Fall Start

**Students should meet with an OCC counselor before attempting this plan of study**

Year 1 - Fall

Courses    Credits
ART 1510 Basic Drawing 3
COM 1290 Interpersonal Communication 3
  or COM 1600 Fundamentals of Speech 3
GRD 1100 Graphic Design 3
GRD 1120 Typography in Design 3
PHO 1700 Beginning Digital Photography 4

Year 1 - Winter

Courses   Credits
GRD 1160 Advertising Design 3
GRD 1210 Rendering Techniques 3
GRD 1750 Computer Design 4
GRD 1850 Digital Illustration 4

Year 1 - Summer

Courses    Credits
GRD 1310 Graphic Design UI 3
GRD 2100 Graphic Systems Design 3

Year 2 - Fall

Courses    Credits
ENG 1350 Business Communications 3
  or ENG 1510 Composition I 3
  or ENG 1510E Composition I Enhanced 4
  or ENG 1510S Composition I with Support 6
Gen Ed MTA  Any 3-Credit Elective 3
Gen Ed MTA  Social Science 3
GRD 1320 Digital Typography 3
GRD 1450 Brand Identity Design 3

MILESTONE: Make an appointment to meet with a Counselor to apply for graduation for this degree.

Year 2 - Winter

Courses    Credits
Gen Ed Mathematics/Science 4
GRD 2301-3 Graphic Design Internship 1-3
  or GRD 2401-3 Advanced Design Projects 1-3
GRD 2350 Graphic Design Strategies 3
GRD 2450 Portfolio Preparation 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                      TOTAL CREDITS  62-64