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Sauk Academic programs

Art: Graphic Design

(B34) Certificate

The purpose of the Graphic Design Specialist curriculum is two-fold. First, those who earn the certificate have the minimum requirements needed to secure employment as graphic designers in firms that engage in specialized design services, advertising services, printing services, and publishing. Second, those who earn the certificate may also pursue further education in a number of fields and apply those skills and expertise to in-house advertising and graphic design needs for their employers, particularly those who operate as small businesses.

Work and Employment

The SVCC Graphic Design Specialist program is designed for individuals seeking knowledge of graphic design fundamentals and applications. The certificate targets students who seek immediate employment in design, advertising, and printing and those who will apply these skills in combination with baccalaureate studies in such areas as business to strengthen their communication skills and enhance their marketability.

Special Considerations

To obtain employment in graphic design, most individuals will be required to possess good computer skills, which include typing skills.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Counseling Office, 815/835-6208; Office of High School Relations, 815/835-6266.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 15 credit hours.

Tuition $1,665.00 $4,800.00 $5,205.00
Fees $175.00 $175.00 $175.00
Course Fees * $101.00 * $101.00 * $101.00
Total Tuition and Fees $1,941.00 $5,076.00 $5,481.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.