2012-2013 Catalog 
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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Graphic Design - Direct Transfer Agreement

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Program Description The Associate of Arts (AA) degree consists of 90 quarter credits earned in General Requirements, Distribution Requirements and Electives. The public community colleges and the four-year colleges and universities of the State of Washington have an established direct transfer agreement. That agreement allows students who hold the AA degree to transfer at least 90 quarter credits (60 semester credits) to four-year institutions for the purpose of satisfying most or all of the general education requirements of the receiving institution.

Credit/Grade Requirements Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in all college-level courses and earn at least 30 college-level (100 level or above) credits at Edmonds Community College.

Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.

Intermediate Algebra Proficiency This requirement may be satisfied by completion of high school mathematics through second year algebra or completion of MATH 090 , with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Note: High school transcripts are not used to determine placement into courses which have an intermediate algebra prerequisite.

Students Are Advised To

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.

College Resources
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458

The advisers for this program are
Melissa Newell | mnewell@edcc.edu | 425.640.1671
Sarah Maki | sarah.maki@edcc.edu | 425.640.1912
Minh Carrico | minh.carrico@edcc.edu | 425.640.1390

Department Website
Visual Arts | www.edcc.edu/art/

Advising Note

This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

Additional Information

Consult with a faculty adviser quarterly. If transferring to a four-year institution, consult with the appropriate department at the intended transfer school for entrance requirements. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment call 425.640.1458.

I. General Education Requirements (Minimum 18 credits)

A. Communication Skills (10 credits)

B. Quantitative Analysis or Symbolic Reasoning (5 credits)

Note: Students must complete either a quantitative analysis course OR a symbolic reasoning course. 

C. Health and Physical Education (3 credits)

Algebra Proficiency Requirement

____Algebra proficiency requirement met.

Cultural Diversity Requirement

____Cultural Diversity Requirement met.

General Education Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate General Education Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Communication Skills: Write in clear, effective ways, adapted to audience, context, and purpose.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning: Apply mathematical, quantitative, or symbolic models to solve problems, draw inferences, or support conclusions appropriate to an individual discipline.
Health and Physical Education: Demonstrate knowledge and skills in one of these areas: emergency care, contemporary health, principles of lifelong fitness, or athletic performance and teamwork.
Cultural Diversity: Apply multiple perspectives when examining cultural differences and interacting in multicultural settings.

II. Distribution Requirements (50 credits)

A. Humanities (20 credits)

To view course choices, see the Humanities Distribution Course List.

Students must select from at least three (3) departments/disciplines within this distribution area. A maximum of five (5) credits in foreign language at the 100 level may be applied to the Humanities distribution area.

B. Natural Sciences and Mathematics (15 credits)

To view course choices, see the Natural Sciences and Mathematics Distribution Course List.

Students must select from at least two (2) departments/disciplines within this distribution area.

At least ten (10) credits of Natural Science classes are required, five (5) of which must be a laboratory science. The laboratory courses are designated by the asterisk (*) in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics distribution list.

C. Social Sciences (15 credits)

To view course choices, see the Social Sciences Distribution Course List.

Students must select from at least three (3) departments/disciplines within this distribution area.

Distribution Requirements Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate Distribution Learning Outcomes in each of the following areas:

Humanities: Use Humanities-based methods to reason, communicate, make meaning, solve problems and/or create or perform cultural works for diverse audiences and purposes.
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Use scientific and mathematical methods, modes of inquiry, and terminology to demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of science concepts and insights.
Social Sciences: Use Social Science theories and methods to reason, communicate, apply insights, solve problems, and to develop a critical understanding of the diversity and interdependence of peoples and cultures.

III. Program Electives (22 credits)

Art History: At least five (5) Art History credits are required.
Choose from: ART 126  , ART 127 , ART 128 , ART 129 , OR ART 130 .

Program Electives Learning Outcome

Students will demonstrate the following Learning Outcome from Program Elective courses:

Demonstrate a breadth or depth of knowledge and skill, according to the students’ independent selection of degree elective courses or according to the program’s specialized areas of focus.


Adviser’s Signature and Date

Dean’s Signature and Date

Eff: summer 2012  |  Rev: 06/12

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