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Arts Division
Certificate T0684

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. In this Level 2 - Marketing emphasis, students are given the creative, design, technology, business, and marketing skills necessary to design, develop, and execute successful advertising, marketing, and branding strategies. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

Required courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

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    • Web Developers

      Web Developers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1254.00

      Develop and implement websites, web applications, application databases, and interactive web interfaces. Evaluate code to ensure that it is properly structured, meets industry standards, and is compatible with browsers and devices. Optimize website performance, scalability, and server-side code and processes. May develop website infrastructure and integrate websites with other computer applications.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.77

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $88,584.40
      Annual Job Openings
      795

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Web and Digital Interface Designers

      Web and Digital Interface Designers

      SOC Career Code: 15-1255.00

      Design digital user interfaces or websites. Develop and test layouts, interfaces, functionality, and navigation menus to ensure compatibility and usability across browsers or devices. May use web framework applications as well as client-side code and processes. May evaluate web design following web and accessibility standards, and may analyze web use metrics and optimize websites for marketability and search engine ranking. May design and test interfaces that facilitate the human-computer interaction and maximize the usability of digital devices, websites, and software with a focus on aesthetics and design. May create graphics used in websites and manage website content and links.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $27.13

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $96,925.62
      Annual Job Openings
      1,790

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Art Directors

      Art Directors

      SOC Career Code: 27-1011.00

      Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual productions and media, such as print, broadcasting, video, and film. Direct workers engaged in artwork or layout design.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $33.55

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $97,756.14
      Annual Job Openings
      2,011

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Special Effects Artists and Animators

      Special Effects Artists and Animators

      SOC Career Code: 27-1014.00

      Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $38.71

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $112,608.98
      Annual Job Openings
      2,276

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Graphic Designers

      Graphic Designers

      SOC Career Code: 27-1024.00

      Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $21.19

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $65,710.90
      Annual Job Openings
      3,658

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Desktop Publishers

      Desktop Publishers

      SOC Career Code: 43-9031.00

      Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $18.60

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 25 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $59,326.64
      Annual Job Openings
      67

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
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  • Graphic Design - Level 2 - Generalist

    Arts Division
    Certificate T0683

    This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for careers in the Graphic Design field of Communication Art. In this Level 2 Generalist emphasis, students are given a balanced blend of creative, design, and technology skills necessary to develop successful graphic design for print and web. The production software reflects industry standards and course content is driven by industry needs.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Graphic Design Level 1 Coursework (18 units)18
    PLUS
    Completion of the Graphic Design - Level 2 - Generalist coursework15
    Total Units33
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Graphic Design - Level 1 Coursework
    ARTC 100Fundamentals of Graphic Design3
    ARTC 120Print Design and Advertising3
    ARTC 140Vector Design and Illustration3
    ARTC 160Typography3
    ARTD 20Design: Two-Dimensional3
    PHOT 58Photography & Video Social Media Marketing3
    Total Units18
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Graphic Design - Level 2 - Generalist Coursework
    ARTC 200Web Design3
    ARTC 210Corporate Identity and Branding3
    ARTC 220Creative Design and Compositing3
    ARTC 290Portfolio3
    ARTD 15ADrawing: Beginning3
    or ANIM 104 Drawing Fundamentals
    Total Units15

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