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Overview

Description

The goal of the Visual Communication program is to create a stimulating learning environment for students where they can pursue their specific interest within six areas of professional study: graphic design, multimedia, web design, video and post production, motion graphics and 3-D animation. Design services, publishing, advertising, public relations, computer systems design and related services contain areas of employment for the visual communication graduate.

Courses in the Web Design track focus on implementing design principles and creativity into interactive and digital platform designs. Students learn different aspects of web based software and programming languages, along with web based technologies to generate dynamic, responsive, and artistic user interface designs and visual information.

The Visual Communication Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for successful completion of 60 credit hours that include a common core of academic and a selection of technical courses. A certificate in Visual Communication is structured to be completed in 2-3 semesters and is designed to provide a core understanding of a specific area.

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Contact

LSC-CyFair

Please e-mail Kisha Cormier at Kisha.L.Cormier@LoneStar.edu or call 281.290.3258 for more information.

LSC-Kingwood

Please e-mail Shawn Sedoff at Shawn.G.Sedoff@LoneStar.edu or call 281.312.1742 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please e-mail Kendall Lawrence at Kendall.E.Lawrence@LoneStar.edu or call 281.618.5709 or more information.

Stackable Credentials

This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Visual Communication AAS Degree: Web Design Track.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I 3
ARTC 1317 Design Communication I 3
ARTC 1353 Computer Illustration 3
COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals I 3
IMED 1316 Web Design I 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 1301 Introduction to Digital Media 3
IMED 1341 Interface Design 3
IMED 1345 Interactive Digital Media I 3
IMED 2315 Web Design II 3
ARTS 1316 Drawing I 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
IMED 2309 Internet Commerce 3
IMED 2313 Project Analysis and Design 3
IMED 2345 Interactive Digital Media II 3
IMED 2349 Internet Server Management 3
IMED 2311-or-ARTC 2380 Portfolio Development1-or-Cooperative Education - Commercial and Advertising Art1 3
Web Design Certificate Program Total 45 Credits

Footnotes

  1. Choose from the AAS Core. EDUC 1300 can count toward your Elective but must be taken in your first semester.
  2. Capstone Course

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Career Options

Median wage: Wages vary by position title and credentials1

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • Web Designer2
  • Web Developer2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $800 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.