GDD1 Graphic Design Developer, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus and Henry Site

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
Minimum Length of Program: 2 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 25

Program Description

The Graphic Design Developer TCC is comprised of a sequence of courses designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, principles, and techniques required in the development of graphic images. Program graduates are to be competent in the technical areas of computer terminology and concepts, website design and development, and Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Program graduates will receive a Graphic Design Developer Technical Certificate of Credit and will be qualified for employment as graphic designers. Employment opportunities are abundant in graphic design companies located in the Southern Crescent Tech's service areas and Atlanta. In addition, virtually all companies have a web presence and require graphic design expertise. Southern Crescent Tech has experienced much discussion and recently has received direct questions about when the college will offer a graphic design program. As of March 2020, 90 graphic design positions are open through in the metro Atlanta area. 2018 lists median pay for Graphic Design at 24.21 per hour and 50k annual salary.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirement


All pre-requisite courses must be completed with at least a C grade.

Course Expiration

To ensure that students graduate with current skills in computer information systems, all CIST courses must be taken five years prior to graduation. Courses older than five years must be retaken. Courses transferred from other colleges also follow the five year rule.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

Contact Us

Charles Cash, M.S., Program Coordinator


Phone: (770) 467-6058


Program Courses

Graphics and Animation Developer Curriculum

First Term

CIST 1001Computer Concepts


CIST 1510Web Development I


CIST 1530Web Graphics I


COMP 1000Introduction to Computer Literacy


Second Term

CIST 1550Web Vector Graphics


CIST 1560Web Graphics for Print


CIST 2531Web Graphics II


Guided elective