Graphic Design Technology


The Graphic Design Technology program is designed to prepare students for employment in the graphic design and immersive technology fields. There are two concentrations to choose from: print and media design or virtual and augmented reality design. The program trains students to develop strong design skills in publications, illustrations as well as the use of 3D modeling software to create game characters, virtual worlds, and experiential art using VR/AR.

The Associate of Applied Science degree is earned upon the successful completion of the Graphic Design Technology curriculum.

Progression: To meet graduation requirements for this program, students must successfully complete the specified courses listed below with a “C” average (GPA of 2.00) or better. A grade of “C” or higher is required in each CAT and ENG course to progress in the program.  The following courses are listed in sequence. Any change must be approved by the program coordinator.

Minimum admission requirements (in addition to general admission requirements) must include one of the following:

  • Attain a 15 composite score on the ACT;
  • Score a 230 or higher on the ACCUPLACER NG Reading Section and the ACCUPLACER NG Writing Section
  • Earn a “C” or above in Intermediate English and Reading (ENG 0124);
  • Complete 15 semester hours of program general education coursework with a “C” average or above from an accredited college or university. Developmental coursework does not satisfy this requirement.


Secure the recommendation of the program coordinator; and attend a program orientation session after all other program requirements are met.

Students entering the program for the first time must contact the program coordinator prior to enrolling in any Graphic Design courses.

Students enrolled in the Graphic Design Technology Program must attend MCC full-time (15 or more semester credit hours).

Course Number Course Hours
ART 1313 Drawing I 3
ART 1433 Design I 3
CAT 1113 Graphic Design & Production I 3
CAT 1213 Fundamentals of Graphic Computers 3
MMT 1323 Advertising
  Semester Hours 15
Course Number Course Description Hours
CAT 1123 Graphic Design & Production II 3
CAT 1143 Typography 3
  Approved GDT Course Elective 3
  Approved GDT Course Elective 3
  Behavioral /Social Science Elective 3/4
  Semester Hours 15/16
Course Number Course Description Hours
  Approved GDT Course Elective 3/4
  Approved GDT Course Elective 3/4
CAT 2333 Practical Advertising Design 3
  Math/Science Elective 3
CAT 2313 Basic Advertising Design 3
  Semester Hours 16/17
Course Number Course Description Hours
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
CAT 2323 Advanced Advertising Design 3
CAT 2133 Graphic Design Studio 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
SPT 1113 Public Speaking 3
  Semester Hours 15
  Total Semester Hours 60/62
XR Concentration Electives
IMT 1513 Introduction to 3D Modeling
CAT 2824 Extended (XR) 3D Modeling
CAT 2834 Extended (XR) Development
Print and Digital Concentration Electives
ART 1443 Design II
ART 1323 Drawing II
CAT 2923 Supervised Work Experience
  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Agency Designer
  • Freelance Graphic Designer
  • Business Owner
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Drawing
  • Design I
  • Graphic Design & Production
  • Typography
  • Basic Advertising Design
  • $42,640 (Bureau of Labor Statistics) 



For more information For more information:
Daniel Ethridge, coordinator

For more information For more information:
Deborah Nettles, advisor