Graphic Design

One-Year Technical Certificate

The One-Year Certification in Graphic Design from the Department of Visual Arts represents the successful completion of select courses in Art, Design, Digital Art that prepares individuals to design, develop, and implement visual solutions for a variety of contexts, including print and digital media. Successful completion of this certificate prepares the student for employment in graphic design, or for further study in art, design, or web development. Certification is well suited for the individuals with professional experience seeking to add to their skill set.  Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership. 

For more information about this certificate, please contact Dennis Ryan at 440-366-7100 or

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First Semester
ARTS 161 Drawing I 3
ARTS 165 Two Dimensional Design 3
ARTS 271 Digital Imaging > 3
ENGL 161 College Composition I 3
SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Second Semester
ARTS 261 Graphic Design I > 3
ARTS 277 Typography >  OR 3
ARTS 280 Computer Programming for Artists >  
BADM 155 Introduction to Business Administration > OR  3
ECNM 113 Personal Finance  
HUMS 151 Introduction to Humanities 3
Third Semester  
ARTS 262 Graphic Design II > 3
ARTS 274 Web Design I  > 3
Total Credit Hours: 31

1. >     Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
2. OR  Indicates that a student may select either course which may have an effect on the total credit hours.
3.        Pending National Association of School of Art and Design (NASAD) approval.
4. ^     A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established    May 2014
Effective         August 2014