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Graphic Design Technology


Program Description:

The Graphic Design Technology curriculum is a two-year program of study designed to prepare the student for entry-level employment and advancement in the field of graphic design, commercial art, media art, and web graphics. Students receive instruction in the design and execution of publications, packaging, web graphics, illustrations, rendering, logo design, and design principles necessary to produce designs for printed ads, books, posters, billboards, catalogs, brochures, and other forms of visual communications.  Upon completion of this program, students have the option to continue building on their education or becoming an in-house designer, designer at an advertising agency, t-shirt designer, illustrator, freelance designer, small-business owner, and/or signage designer or designing for printing companies.  Opportunities for students with expertise in graphic design also include government agencies, corporations, and entrepreneurship.

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from Hinds Community College. Where a transfer to a senior college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a community college counselor for advisement.

Campus Location:

Raymond - 601.857.3318

**Completion Award: Career Certificate in Graphic Design Technology 30 SH

**Completion Award: Technical Certificate in Graphic Design Technology 46 SH

Associate of Applied Science

**Completion Award: Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design Technology 61-63 SH

**Additional Graduation Requirements:

  • Orientation - Any student (first-time, transfer, and part-time) who begins at Hinds Fall 2007 and later will be required to take Orientation (LLS 1312 /RST 1312 ) to graduate from the College. Exception: Orientation credit (1-3 hrs) transferred to Hinds from another college will satisfy our orientation requirement.
  • Assessment - An Assessment Prep review course(s) and Skills Assessment exam(s) are required to graduate from this program.