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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

Graphic Design Technology, AS

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Program Code: 3619

The Graphic Design Technology A.S. degree program at Santa Fe College prepares you to work in the field of Graphic Design in four semesters after completing general education pre-requisites. This is an innovative and state-of-the-art technical and creative program that will train you to plan, analyze and create visual solutions to communications challenges and advertising needs. 

  • Graphic Design Technology students develop skills sequentially in a lock-step format in graphic and digital design, digital illustration, UI/UX, web design, typography, package design, digital photography, raster, and vector graphics, and more.
  • Graphic Design Technology students complete a professional portfolio and portfolio review with local, regional, and national professionals to prepare for a career in Graphic Design.
  • Semesters are divided into A and B terms. Students take two 3-credit hour courses in each A and B semester for a total of 12-credit hours combined.
  • Students can participate in the Graphic Design Student Association to complete extracurricular projects, attend professional conferences and more.
  • Graphic Design Technology students have received recognition and awards in local, state, and national competitions including the American Advertising Federation’s ADDY award competitions.
  • A 4-credit hour internship is required in the final semester of the Graphic Design Technology program. A Graphic Design and Digital Media Technology internship fair is organized in the prior semester to assist with placement of internships.
  • Graduates of the Graphic Design Technology program are highly sought after in their field and work in a variety of design and technical communications positions nationally at private agencies, government institutions and non-profit organizations.
  • This is a limited access (application required) and full-time (12 credit hours per semester) degree program. 15 students per semester are selected for Fall and for Spring starts (no Summer starts). Applicants to the A.S. Graphic Design Technology program must complete 5 general education pre-requisites with a C or higher and contact the coordinator of the program for advising prior to completing the application to the program. Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA or higher in pre-requisite coursework. Students can be accepted conditionally prior to completing all 5 pre-requisites based on program space and academic progress. Contact the Digital Media Technology office to schedule an advising meeting and application overview.

General Education Requirements

Communications (3 Credit Hours)

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

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Humanities (3 Credit Hours)

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Natural Science (3 Credit Hours)

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Social Sciences (3 Credit Hours)

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Total General Education Hours: 15

Total Professional Hours: 49

Total Program Hours: 64


  1. A minimum grade of C is required for all specialization and required courses.
  2. Students must pass the CPT and complete any remedial requirement prior to full admission.
  3. This program requires a separate application. For more information see the program website at, phone the program coordinator and academic advisor Eric Flagg at 352-395-4145, or email


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