2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog

Graphic and Communication Arts Certificate

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Please note that as of July 1, 2023, all program information should be accessed through the CT State Community College Catalog. The program information on this page may no longer be accurate beyond this date.

Degree Code: J23

Certificate Program

Contact: Kevin Amenta - 860-215-9402

This certificate program  is designed to allow students to take advantage of the tremendous demand for the media in southeastern Connecticut and along the eastern seaboard. Students’ exposure to courses and experiences in this program will make them qualified for media-related jobs, or will prepare them to create materials for private and public organizations.

Students may complete this certificate by completing the courses that are listed below.

Graphic and Communications Arts Certificate Curriculum Requirements


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 30

Graphic and Communication Arts, Certificate Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. write news and feature stories.
  2. edit the work of others.
  3. use Adobe Pagemaker, a page layout program, to produce newsletters, brochures, flyers, advertisements, and a multipage tabloid publication.
  4. use Adobe Photoshop to edit images, design images, combine text with images and prepare images for the web.
  5. use Pagemaker, Photoshop and Multi-Ad creator to design and produce advertisements for print and the web.

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