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  Oct 23, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Computer Graphics Technology, BS


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The Computer Graphics Technology Bachelor of Science program is designed to prepare students for employment as graphics technologists. Students work in computer labs developing their graphics skills, techniques, concepts, and management ability through individual and team-based projects. The courses in the curriculum develop skills and knowledge critical to all areas of the computer graphics technology specialization. They embrace the teaching of the following core behaviors:

Visualizing, Sketching, Geometric Modeling, Problem Solving, Animating, Applying Technology, Graphic Designing, Computer Programming, Illustrating, User Interface and User Experience Designing, Mobile and Web Application Developing, and Appreciating Profession.

Many of our graduates pursue careers as web designers, user interface designers, animation and game developers, graphics technicians, mobile application designers, and web developers once they have finished their degrees.

The Computer Graphics Technology Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, http://www.atmae.org. This ensures that the program is independently reviewed and meets the quality expectation for that profession.

Degree Requirements


PNW General Education Core (30 Credits Minimum)


Speech Communication (3 Credits)


Natural Sciences (3 Credits)


Select from the Natural Sciences Core list

Humanities (3 Credits)


Select from the Humanities Core list

Social Sciences (3 Credits)


Select from the Social Sciences Core list

First-Year Experience (FYE) (3 Credits)


Other Required Courses (15 Credits)


Programming Course or Technology Elective (3 Credits)


Any course that emphasizes C++ or Java

OLS Electives (6 Credits)


Choose (2) OLS electives.

Technical Elective (3 Credits)


Any course in CGT, Technology, or AD (requires approval by CGT advisor)

Internship or CGT Elective (3 Credits)


Choose One:

Total 120 Credits Required


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