Curriculum: Graphic Communications (0140) - Southwestern Illinois College

Online Degree Option

This program offers an online degree option as well as the traditional on-campus classroom format. The degree curriculum is below. The online degree can be achieved by taking these courses through a combination of online, hybrid and on-campus classes.

This program can be completed on-campus or online.

Catalog Year: 2021-2022

First Year

Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
Total Semester Credits 15
CIS 147 Fonts & Types 3
CIS 168 
ART 111
Graphic Design OR
Basic Design
3

CIS 185

Introduction to Information Technology

3
  Graphic Communications Sub Plan Option 3
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
Total Semester Credits 15
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 171 Computer Graphics 3
CIS 172 Photo Manipulation I 3
  Graphic Communications Sub Plan Option 6
  English OR Journalism Elective OR COMM 151 3

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Second Year

Total Semester Credits 17
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
MKT 126 Introduction to Marketing 3
  Graphic Communication Sub Plan Option 9
  Humanities Relations Elective 3
  Human Well-Being Elective 2
Total Semester Credits 16-18
Total Program Credits 63-65
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
CIS 257 Electronic Publishing 3
CIS 259 Current Web Graphic Technology 3
CIS 297 CIS Internship 3
  Graphic Communications Sub Plan Option 3
  Humanities OR Social Science Elective 3
  Human Well-Beeing Elective 1-3

Graphic Communications Sub Plans – Select one of the following:

Web Desinger
CIS 173 Adobe Animate 3
CIS 174 Web Fundamentals I/HTML 5 & CSS  3
CIS 176 Web Fundamentals II/Bootstrap, Templates, Adv. CSS  3
CIS 177 Web Development I/JavaScript 3
CIS 180 Introduction to Programming 3
CIS 195 Introduction to Databases 3
CIS 212 Web Development II/Adv JavaScript 3
     
Marketing
CIS 230 Video Graphics 3
CIS 272 Photo Manipulation II 3
CIS 273 Advanced Graphics and Animation 3
MKT 226 eMarketing 3
MKT 227 SEO & Web Analytics for Marketing 3
MKT 228 Social Media Tools 3
MKT 242 Marketing Communications 3

Some courses have prerequisites. Refer to the Course Catalog or Class Search link in eSTORM for a full course description.