Overview

The Foundation certificate is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills that are essential building blocks in the field of Visual Communications Technology. All courses within this certificate are also part of a AAAS degree in Visual Communications Technology.

Completion Award
Certificate of Proficiency
Length of Study
61 Credits
Starting Quarter
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Location
On Campus
Tuition & Fees

College Tuition & Fees

Per Quarter 
2018-2019
Residents Non-resident
Online Only
Non-resident
On Campus
Non-resident
Non-Citizen
 
1 credit $148.83 $162.97 $239.71  $326.25
5 credits $608.15 $678.85 $1,062.55  $1,495.25
12 credits (full-time) $1,291.10 $1,425.18 $2,207.48  $3,079.74
15 credits  $1,441.10 $1,577.40 $2,368.85 $3,251.40

 *Amounts above are estimated tuition & fee costs and do not include additional program or course fees, books, or supply costs. 

Additional Program Fees
Approximately $60 - $200 per quarter, depending on courses selected

Ways to pay for school

Federal aid, scholarships, grants, and more are available to help you pay for school.

What You'll Learn

  1. Build their knowledge base in many areas of visual communications as a foundation for further study and learning
  2. Create, select and organize essential design elements including letter forms, illustrations, typography and other graphic images
  3. Use computer software applications for graphic design, illustration, print and web production and publishing, and image manipulation for multimedia and animation
  4. Be familiar with procedures, processes and concerns in many types of introductory-level visual communication projects

Careers & Opportunities

Graduates are hired in entry-level position as web designers, print designers, print/sales representative, production artists and customer service representatives.

Potential employers include: Graduates of the certificate program may find entry-level employment in a variety of settings including advertising agencies, publication houses, news agencies, imaging agencies and print shops.

Gainful Employment

Federal regulations require certain educational programs that qualify for a variety of federal student funding to comply with Gainful Employment rules.

Gainful Employment Information