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Associate of Science in Visual Communications
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Associate of Science in Visual Communications

Total Credit Hours: 61-62


About Associate of Science in Visual Communications


The Associate of Science in Visual Communications focuses on the creative elements in the world of technology. Three major areas are addressed in this program: print, video and interactive media. Although the areas of study are different in delivery, they incorporate skills that are common to all.  The curriculum is geared towards training students to enter the professional industry.


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN___

English Composition Requirement

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

SI___

Natural & Physical Sciences Requirement

4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (Choose One)

PY 120

General Psychology

3

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

Total

19-20

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

VC 125

Digital Graphics: Raster

3

VC 126

Digital Graphics: Vector

3

VC 127

Digital Photography

3

VC 128

Design Principles & Elements

3

VC 211

Design Studio I

3

VC 212

Design Studio II

3

VC221 I

Interactive Studio I

3

VC 222

Interactive Studio II

3

VC 231

Video Production I

3

VC 232

Video Production II

3

Advanced Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

VC 291

Project Management & Marketing Solutions

3

VC 292

Visual Communications Practicum

3

Related Technical and General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MK 123

Principles of Marketing

3

MK 224

Advertising

3

Total

42

Program Total

61-62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AS in Visual Communications program, students will be able to:
  1. Apply the visual elements of line, shape, value, color, texture, typography and space in the creation of visual products. 
  2. Produce and edit photographic and scanned images. 
  3. Plan, record and edit video productions.     
  4. Examine career opportunities in Visual Communications.  

VC231 Video Production I

This course introduces the basic video production process including conceptualization, storyboarding, shooting and editing. Formerly VC161 Video I.

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VC127 Digital Photography

This course presents concepts and technical processes for effective image capture (taking good photos) using film and digital cameras. Formerly VC172 Imaging Concept & Elements.

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VC125 Digital Graphics: Raster

This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to produce raster graphics for print and interactive media using industry recognized raster tools such as Photoshop, GIMP, and Corel Photopaint. Formerly Digital Graphics: Photoshop. 

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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Associate of Science in Marketing

The Associate of Science in Marketing provides students with the knowledge and skills required to obtain career-sustaining employment in a marketing profession. Among the many career opportunities in marketing are account executive, buyer, merchandiser, brand manager, retail supervisor, advertising assistant, market researcher, and social media marketing coordinator. The marketing program will equip students with the experience and technical skills necessary for rapid progression into mid-management positions.

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Associate of Science in Computer Science

The Associate of Science in Computer Science will provide opportunities for students to work as system analysts who design computer systems for processing information, programmers who write instructions and translate them into a machine readable language, computer operators who monitor and control computer systems and retrieve results, and data entry personnel who enter information and instructions into the computer.

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