2021-2022 College Catalog

Graphic Design and Prepress Technician TCC

Graphic Design and Prepress Technician TCC (Major Code: GD21)

Program Description

As the price of computers drops and more and more companies move into the digital marketplace, there is a growing need for graphic designers. Students interested in pursuing entry-level positions in ad design, graphics for the web, or the creation of flyers and brochures would benefit from the Graphic Design and Prepress Technician Certificate program. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and will receive a general introduction to design and preparing files for print.

Career Information


Special Effects Artists and Animators

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 25% nationally and 60% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $30,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Karen Shacham

Director, Design and Media Production

Academic Building C1110V



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 Terms

Credit Hours: 23

Estimated Program Cost: $3,384

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (24 Credits)

DMPT 1000Introduction to Design


DMPT 1005Vector Graphics


DMPT 1010Raster Imaging


DMPT 2105Page Layout


DMPT 1055Introduction to Media Technology


DMPT 2120Prepress and Output


Total Credit Hours: 23


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to demonstrate proper usage of page layout software.
2. The graduate will be able to demonstrate proper creation and editing of both vector graphics and raster images.
3. The graduate will demonstrate proper pre-flighting, correction, and packaging of files for print.