Feb 26, 2024
Program Description The Visual Communications Associate of Technical Arts degree emphasizes a wide variety of skills for developing a multidisciplinary creative individual to prepare them for work in the advertising and marketing industries. The program focuses on developing layouts for print and user interface (UI) projects along with creating content for photography and video projects. In addition, the degree provides business skills necessary to succeed in the continuously growing arts and culture industry. This degree requires the completion of a minimum of 96 credits as outlined.
|Advising Note This program requirement sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic advisor. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds CC certificate or degree is ultimately the responsibility of the student.
General Education Requirements (20 credits)
Communications Skills (10 credits)
OUTCOME: Communicate and interact effectively through a variety of methods appropriate to audience, context, purpose, and field/discipline.
Human Relations Skills (5 credits)
OUTCOME: Act responsibly in applying professional and academic standards associated with success in educational, workplace, community, and group settings.
Quantitative Analysis/Symbolic Reasoning Skills (5 credits)
OUTCOME: Reason clearly using academic or professional modes of inquiry; using quantitative or symbolic reasoning; and/or using other discipline/field specific methods to explore and create ideas; identify information needs; process, evaluate, and use information; and recognize, analyze, and solve problems.
Cultural Diversity Skills
OUTCOME: Explore and apply multiple perspectives in order to examine cultural differences and influences; maintain effective professional/working relationships; and/or interact effectively in multicultural settings.
Cultural Diversity Course List
____Cultural Diversity Requirement met
Program Requirements (73 credits)
- Use independent research to learn new technology and equipment.
- Analyze, test, and troubleshoot design and layout methods.
- Use hardware and software to develop solutions for improved visual communications.
- Communicate technical information effectively in writing and presentation.
- Research and develop a portfolio of work for entering the arts and culture industry.
This recommended schedule to complete Visual Communications degree reflects the 73 credits of Program requirements, the 3 credits for the College and Career Success course, and 20 credits of the General Education requirements that are listed on page 1. This program traditionally starts in the Fall quarter. See Program Notes for starting this degree outside of the fall quarter.
Career and College Success (3 credits)
OUTCOME: Develop professional and academic skills and strategies for career and college success.
____Career and College Success Requirement met
Note: The Career and College Success course should be completed within the first two quarters. Students who transfer in 30 or more college-level credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher may be exempt from the Career and College Success course; see faculty advisor.
The program code for this certificate is DMWVCAPT. For financial aid, advising, and other reasons, students should work with their advisor to ensure that this code is properly recorded on their academic record.
- Courses labeled Visual Communications (VISCO) are only offered once a year and must be taken during the listed quarter.
- Students starting mid-program should consult an advisor for additional information regarding the course schedule.
- Requests for course substitution or modification of the approved curriculum must be obtained from the Visual Communications Department Faculty Advisor and Humanities Division Dean.
The faculty advisor for this program is:
Minh Carrico | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1390
Visual Arts | edcc.edu/visco
Associate of Technical Arts General Information
Program of Study Outcomes Edmonds College’s four General Education Outcomes (Communicate, Act Responsibly, Reason, and Explore) are promoted throughout the college’s programs. Instructional programs of 45 credits or more foster learning in all four General Education Outcomes.
Student achievement is assessed in the general and program specific outcomes via the courses and course objectives that align with those outcomes. More information about program outcomes and course objectives can be found on the Using Program Requirement Sheets page.
Credit/Grade Requirements A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required college-level (100-level or above) credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college level courses.
Students Are Advised To:
- Plan your 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;
- Communicate with an academic advisor and/or a faculty advisor; and
- At least three quarters before you plan to graduate, contact any college(s) where you have earned credits and have your official transcript(s) sent to Edmonds College. Then, submit an Evaluation Request - Transfer Credits Form (available in Enrollment Services) to activate the process of transferring credits to Edmonds College.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted online by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Note: Applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
Transferring to Another University or College
- This degree is not designed to transfer to another university or college.
- If you are interested in a four-year degree, you should discuss the need for additional requirements with an advisor from the transfer institution.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning a degree or certificate of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by taking at least five (5) credits of CD courses. To learn more, go to Academic Information – Cultural Diversity Requirement in the online academic catalog.
PLAN/STACK - DMWVCAPT
TC - 93
CIP - 110801
Last revised - 2021/05/18