Welcome to Graphic Communications Department!

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Class Schedule 

The Graphic Communications Department provides excellent skill-building opportunities through our face-to-face and online classes. The faculty are highly qualified and fully engaged in a learning partnership with the students. Students are the center of our focus and the faculty is dedicated to help you achieve your educational and career goals.

We offer Beginning and Advanced courses with the Adobe Creative Suite and other relevant software to lead you towards mastery of our industry standards.

The department offers the following Career Paths:

  • Digital Imaging and Publishing (GCIP)
  • Multimedia and Web Development (GCMW)
  • Foundations of Graphic Communications (GC)

CALM program (Comets Affordable Learning Materials) = FREE OR LOW COST TEXTBOOKS!

Courses under CALM (Free Textbook):

Transferable Courses to University of California and California State Universities

Palomar has many courses which fulfill general education and lower division course requirements which are transferable to colleges and universities across the United States.

All Graphics courses are USC and/or CSU transferable. Please check Palomar College Catalog for course listing.

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) – UC/CSU

  • GC102 History of The Book – AREA 3B: Humanities
  • GC115 Graphics & Media – AREA 3A: Arts

California State University General Education (CSUGE) Requirements

  • GC101 History of GC – AREA C1: Arts
  • GC115 Graphics & Media – AREA C1: Arts
  • GC102 History of The Book – AREA C2: Humanities

Palomar College Associate Degree General Education Requirements

  • GC101 History of GC – AREA C: Humanities
  • GC102 History of the Book – AREA C: Humanities
  • GC115 Graphics & Media – AREA C: Humanities
  • GCMW100: History of Multimedia – AREA D: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Distance Learning Courses

Distance learning course are designed for you. You decide the time and days you take the class. Distance learning offers flexibility for your active lifestyle.

*NOTE: Distance Learning students must use their STUDENT PALOMAR E-MAIL ACCOUNT to communicate with their instructors. How do you set up your e-mail account? Instructions are listed at Enrollment Services web site (click here)

  • GC115 Graphics & Media
  • GCIP140, 141 and 240 Digital Imaging / Photoshop I, II and III
  • GCIP149 Page Layout with InDesign
  • GCMW102 and 202 Web Page Layout I and II
  • GCMW115 and 215 Web Page Layout / WordPress I and II
  • GCMW177 SEO for Web Design

Face to Face

Face to Face courses are designed for the student who wants extra support. You are in a hands-on lab atmosphere to receive that extra help when needed.

  • GCIP140 Digital Imaging / Photoshop I
  • GCIP168 and 268 Digital Imaging with Drones I and II
  • GCIP170, 172, and 270 Screen Printing, Textile Screen Printing, and Commercial Screen Printing
  • GCMW165 Digital Video Design
  • GCMW204 Motion Graphics for Multimedia
  • GCMW205 Digital Video for Multimedia
  • GCMW206 Motion Graphics Production and Composition

Partially Online Classes

Need extra help but flexibility as well? Partially Online courses have one class a week face 2 face then the other class time is designed by you. You select when you can spend the extra time working on your course work each week.

  • GCMW204 Motion Graphics for Multimedia

To enroll in classes, please go to Palomar College web site at www.palomar.edu

Palomar College – Graphic Communications
1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069
760-744-1150 ext.2452