Associate of Science in Graphic Design (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.

Program Requirements 

College of the Sequoias' Associate Degree General Education (COS-GE) *25
ART 006Color and Design *3
ART 008Drawing Fundamentals3
GD 100Introduction to Graphic Design4
GD 101Graphic Design I3
GD 102Digital Imaging Design I3
GD 203Publication Design I3
GD 204Graphic Design II3
GD 205Digital Imaging Design II3
GD 206Publication Design II3
GD 207Typography & Label Design3
GD 208Commercial Illustration3
GD 209Graphic Design III - Integrated Graphics4

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).