The Basic Graphic Design Program provides the essential skills and workforce preparation needed for a career in graphic design.

You will gain knowledge in the fundamentals of typography, design principles, website creation, project management, digital techniques, and portfolio development.  The curriculum also prepares you for a pathway to credit graphic design programs. 

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Complete the following courses to earn a certificate!

Required Courses

Complete courses in this order:

  • GRFN 3001 - Basic Graphic Design
  • GRFN 3002 - Fundamentals of Graphics and Production*

*Advised for students with intermediate Adobe level skills, must be enrolled in, or have completed GRFN 3001

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses. 

Request Your Certificate

If you have completed and passed all of the required courses, submit the petition form “Petition for Certificate of Completion."

Petition for Certificate of Completion

Steps to Get Started

Use the guide below to start taking classes in the Basic Graphic Design Program. For more detailed instructions, go to How to Take Noncredit Classes

  1. Check course availability in Schedule of Classes

    To find Basic Graphic Design courses in the class schedule, look for the subject “Graphic Design Noncredit”.

    Go to Class Schedule

  2. Choose which type of student you are:

    Follow these steps if you are new to PCC OR returning after an absence of 1 or more major semester(s):

    1. Apply to Noncredit
      • Create an OpenCCC account if you don’t have one already.

    2. Receive Welcome Letter via email

    3. Activate your LancerPoint account

    4. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    5. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN# 

    Follow these steps if you are a current or continuing PCC student (noncredit or credit):

    1. Check your Registration Status Date in LancerPoint

    2. Register for classes in LancerPoint using CRN#