Graphic Design Certificate

MCC offers a Graphic Arts Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree and two design certificates, Fundamentals of Design and Graphic Design, to prepare you for a career in the graphic arts.

Contact (815) 479-7556 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $4,729.5

Credit Hours to Complete: 30

Weeks to Complete: 32

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What you need to know about getting your Graphic Design Certificate (CIP 50.0409)

Total Graphic Design Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $3,645 $9,874.5 $13,881.9 $13,881.9
Additional Costs $1,084.5 $1,084.5 $1,084.5 $1,084.5
Program Total $4,729.5 $10,959 $14,966.4 $14,966.4

What makes MCC's Graphic Design Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

MCC’s Graphic Design Certificate program is taught by dedicated instructors who are working in the field of Graphic Design. Opportunities for large-format printing, use of state-of-the-art design labs, and access to education in related design fields allow students to enter the workforce prepared for professional design careers.

How will MCC's Graphic Design Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

MCC’s Graphic Design Certificate prepares students not just in design skills but in professional skills, workflow, and design habits that will give certificate earners an advantage in the graphic design field.

What have graduates gone on to do?

Graduates with the Graphic Design Certificate have found work within the county, developed freelance opportunities, and pursued continuing education by seeking the AAS degree in Graphic Arts and at transfer institutions.

Outside of the Classroom

Students in the Graphic Arts program have the opportunity to collaborate with other students, display work, participate in VOICES magazine, and network in a thriving social media presence.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.