WCC’s 90-credit visual communications program leads to an Associate in Arts degree. The first year of study includes foundation courses in art and design and is open to all WCC students. First-year students should declare their pre-program intent. In addition to completing the program prerequisites, first-year students should take as many of the general education and elective requirements as their schedules allow.

Admission into the second year is by application. The second year program course sequence begins in the fall of each academic year. Program courses focus on the learning of computer skills and knowledge of current industry standards along with the continued development of visual design and problem solving skills. The second year may also include an internship at a supervised work site where the student gains practical experience in the field.

Sample student schedule

Full-time program status

 First year
The prerequisite courses, electives, and general education courses are offered throughout the year. Students should plan their schedules carefully in order to meet the program prerequisites and complete as many of the degree electives and general education courses as possible during their first year.
 Second year
Once admitted to the program, students must take the second year program courses in the prescribed sequence. Following is the student schedule for the year:
 Fall quarter
 Credits
 VISCM 240
 Typography  3
 VISCM 260
 Vector Illustration
 5
 VISCM 286
 Video Production for the Web
 5
 Winter quarter
 
 VISCM 250
 Layout & Publication Design I
 5
 VISCM 270
 Print Production and Prepress
 5
 VISCM 280
 Web Design and Authoring I
 5
 Spring quarter
 
 VISCM 251
 Layout & Publication Design II
 5
 VISCM 262
 Advanced Digital Imaging
 3
 VISCM 282
 Web Design and Authoring II
 5
 Summer quarter
 
 VISCM 284
 Web Content Management Systems
 5
 VISCM 292
 Portfolio/Professional Practices
 2

 

Part-time program status

There are a limited number of part-time slots available for program students each academic year. Seats in VISCM courses are guaranteed for part-time students who take courses in the following sequence.

 First year (of program status)
 Fall quarter
 Credits
 VISCM 260
 Vector Illustration
 5
 VISCM 286
 Video Production for Web
 5
 Winter quarter
 
 VISCM 250
 Layout/Publication Design I
 5
 VISCM 270
 Print Production/Prepress
 5
 Spring quarter
 
 VISCM 251
 Layout/Publication Design II
 5
 VISCM 262
 Advanced Digital Imaging
 3
 Second year (of program status)
 Fall quarter
 Credits
 VISCM 240
 Typography  3
 Winter quarter
 
 VISCM 280
 Web Design/Authoring I
 5
 Spring quarter
 
 VISCM 282  Web Design/Authoring II  5
 Summer quarter
 
 VISCM 284
 Web Content Management Systems
 5
 VISCM 292
 Portfolio/Professional Practices
 2

 

For more information, contact the program coordinator.