Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Graphic Design, AAS

Length: 90 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $ 18,053

  • Resident Tuition: $ 11,925*
  • Technology Fees: $ 1,170
  • General Student Fees: $ 813**
  • Online Course Fee: $ 140 (If applicable) 
  • Books / Course Materials: $ 1,200 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program Specific Fees: $ 1,065 (Course Fees)
  • Other Cost / Expenses: $ 1,740*** (Computer / Internet, adobe software)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Term-by-Term Plan

These plans should be used in accordance with myGradPlan, which is the audit tool for degree programs and awards. Please make sure to consult your academic advisor and always check myGradPlan and catalog degree requirements.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the fields of graphic and digital design.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Design a variety of graphic materials including advertising, corporate identity, publications, packaging, signage, marketing, and web graphics
PLO 2 - Solve graphic communication problems through the use of computer technology used in the field
PLO 3 - Demonstrate understanding of fundamental art, communication, and marketing principles in the development of design solutions
PLO 4 - Demonstrate understanding of professional business standards and practices
PLO 5 - Demonstrate ability to design and produce materials that will meet professional standards for reproduction
PLO 6 - Use appropriate library and information resources to research design problems, issues, and technology, as well as, to support lifelong technical learning

Admission Information

This program is open admission for the first year, but admission is limited for second year. For more information, go to

Program Requirements

General Education

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Writing (4 credits) - Complete the following:

Math (4-5 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Human Relations (3-4 credits) - Complete one of the following:

Program Core Courses

Program Core courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass. Complete 6 credits of Cooperative Education.


Electives courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Complete 5 credits of Electives. Choose any combination of courses from the following subject list (see complete course listing  for information about specific courses):

  • ARH - Art History
  • ART - Art
  • AUD - Audio Production
  • CINE - Cinema Studies
  • FA - Film Arts
  • J - Journalism
  • MDP - Multimedia Production
  • MUL - Multimedia
  • VP - Video Production


  • This program follows the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Cooperative Education (Co-op) offers students college credit and a grade for on-the-job work experience related to their educational and career goals. Contact Teresa Hughes, Graphic Design Cooperative Education Coordinator, Bldg. 18, Rm. 222, 541-463-3179,
  • Students using lower-credit courses to meet General Education requirements may need to take additional credits to meet the 90-credit minimum.