Associate of Science in Graphic Design - Not for Transfer (AS)

Division: Industry & Technology

This degree prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Graphic Design through the study of graphic design, art, and computers. Students will acquire skills in creating and appraising graphic design and integrated graphics utilizing the computer software Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, and InDesign.

Program Outcomes

  • Create and appraise graphic designs related to graphic design applications, integrated graphics, digital imaging for artists, and web page design and development utilizing various graphic design computer programs such as Adobe Illustrator, PhotoShop, and InDesign.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be prepared for careers or employment in the following fields: Graphic Design and Graphic Arts.


This degree is not designed for transfer; however, the courses included in this degree may be transferable and apply to other degrees designed for transfer.

General Education and Subject Requirements (25 Units)25
College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *
Required Major Courses (35 Units)35
Color and Design *
Advanced Color and Design
Drawing Fundamentals
Digital Imaging for Artists
Beginning Plate Lithography
Web Page Design & Development
Adobe Illustrator
Graphic Design
Graphic Design Applications
Integrated Graphics
Adobe InDesign
Electives (3 Units)3
Select additional courses numbered 1-299 to achieve 60 units

Courses meet General Education requirements and 3 units may double count above in COS-GE.

The Associate Degree requirements include completion of the:

  1. Required major courses and restricted elective courses with a "C" or better grade in each course (required and restricted elective courses may be substituted with the approval of the Division Chair),
  2. General Education requirements,
  3. Subject requirements including PE, Health & Wellness, and American Institutions, and
  4. A minimum of 60 units of degree applicable courses numbered 1-299, at least 12 of which must be taken in residence at College of the Sequoias, with a "C" (2.0) average (see Associate Degree Requirements for additional details).