At a Glance:

Contact: Britt Pitre, Program Chair

Email: bpitre@atlantatech.edu

Direct: (404) 225-4439

 

Graphic Design and Prepress Technician

Program Overview

As the price of computers drops and more and more companies move into the digital marketplace, there is a growing need for graphic designers. Students interested in pursuing entry level positions in ad design, graphics for the web, or the creation of flyers and brochures would benefit from the Graphic Design and Prepress Technician Certificate program. Students will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, and will receive a general introduction to design and preparing files for print.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $3,451

Entrance Requirements

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be 16 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (23 hours)

This student success course is designed to transition, connect, and acclimate new students to Atlanta Technical College. The course creates an awareness of various campus resources and holistic skill sets necessary to achieve educational and career success. Through the nurturing of academic, personal, social, occupational, and technological talents, students develop the academic and professional skills necessary to be successful in college and the global community.

4
90
Covers the basics of computer terminology, operating systems, and input and output devices, file formatting, file management, and overview of software. Introduces students to the fundamentals of design concepts, including design, composition and layout, color theory and typography.
DMPT
1005
4
90
This course is an introduction to the creation of vector imagery. Students will learn to draw illustrations, transform objects, work with layers, patterns, brushes, and filters, use effects and create graphics for the various applications. The focus will be on learning the essential tools, basic operation and commands used in the creation of vector graphics used in different media fields.
DMPT
1010
4
90
In the Raster Imaging course, the student becomes acquainted with the concepts and software related raster image manipulation. The student is introduced to the workspace and tools used in an image editing software and will learn basic image editing techniques.
DMPT
2105
4
90
This course is an introduction to graphic design production using page layout software. Students will be introduced to the essential terminology, tools, and stages of workflow in the graphic design process.
4
90
This course is an in-depth introduction to the graphic prepress production process. Through hands-on projects, the student will experience the challenges involved in successful graphic prepress production.