Graphic Design is a program that launches you in a career you will love and gives you the skills to do it well. If you enjoy making a product look good, creating something from nothing or producing really cool computer graphics, then take a look at the digital world of graphic design. Graduates from our program become graphic designers, art directors, and web designers.

Designers need a technical background and a polished portfolio to obtain work in this profession. The program equips students with the technical and creative skills needed to produce a variety of communications pieces. They include advertising, web pages, posters, book covers, logos, letterhead and business cards.

You will learn to use software products from Adobe® that graphic designers use on the job. Combined with the software knowledge, you will study design to make a dynamic portfolio to land the job. The Graphic Design program constantly improves its technology to meet industry needs and keep students current for today's job market.

To register or if you have questions:

Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $13,248.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $13,317.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Transfer Agreements

Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.

Required Classes for Graphic Design | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
GRA 131 Digital Layout 3
GRA 140 Digital Imaging 3
GRA 201 Design Principles I 3
SMM 101 Social Media Explored 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
GRA 132 Digital Layout II 3
GRA 180 Interactive Design 3
GRA 207 Design Principles II 3
GRA 209 Vector Drawing 3
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
GRA 209 Business Presentations 3
ART 186 Digital Photography 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
GRA 141 Digital Imaging II 3
GRA 173 Typography 3
GRA 202 Portfolio I 3
GRA 248 Interactive Publications 1
GRA 286 Creative Media 3
GRA 325 Digital Color Theory 3
GRA 203 Portfolio II 3
GRA 240 Project Management for Creative Careers 2
GRA 246 Design Concepts and Trends 3
GRA 255 Motion Media Design I 3
GRA 700 Capstone for Creative Careers 1
GRA 932 Internship 2

Entrance Requirements

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Lana Brown
Digital Media Publishing Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room A31L
Lynne Wilcke
Web Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1203
Sioux City, Room A30L
Jamie Bell
Graphic Design Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 1719
Dr. Michael Rohlena
Assoc Dean of Instruction for Career & Technical Education
712.274.8733 Ext. 3217
Sioux City Campus, Room B107

Advisory Board

Jackie McManigal Tyson
James Krueger Click Rain
Rebecca Kempers RA Kempers Photography/WITCC
Jeff Gordon Antidote 71
Pete Laskie Revival Animal Health
Steve Gordon RDQLUS Creative
Mac McCallister Revival Animal Health
Justin Henricksen Bozell