Computer Graphic Design, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Program Duration – 2 years |1140 Clock Hours

This comprehensive program provides a thorough understanding of, and proficiency with computer-aided design and prepares students to perform a variety of graphic tasks and projects, including computer illustration, desktop publishing, digital imaging, and web design, using the latest in graphic communications technology.

Admission Requirements

Admission to LAPC requires an individual commitment to professional and educational goals and objectives. The applicant is admitted as a regular student provided the applicant:


  •  Is at least 18 years old;
  • Has a High School Diploma or its equivalent (GED, college transcript, college diploma, Notice of Intent to Transfer from the last school attended, etc.);
  • Passes an admission test with no less than the minimum score as established in the test publisher’s guidelines;
  • Passes with a Score of 28 or higher on the Scholastic Level ExamTM (SLE);
  • Demonstrates a desire to pursue a career in the field of study;
  • Conducts a personal interview with the Academic Director, as needed;
  • (International Students) Minimum TOEFL® score of 450 for TOEFL PBT, or 45 for TOEFL iBT, or a minimum Cambridge Michigan English Exam score of 54; unless the country of origin uses English as the language of instruction.


Prospective students are welcome to take a tour of the school and its facility. They also have the opportunity to observe and attend classes of their interest before enrollment, provided that prior arrangements have been made with the admissions office.


Each applicant accepted to our programs will complete a request for transcript form that will be sent to their secondary institution or sign a statement that they have a high school diploma or the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED).

Core Courses

36 units
345 Lec Hours
390 Lab Hours
CGD 133 Typography Design15302
CGD 135 Drawing for Graphic Design15302
CGD 150 Portfolio and Professional Practices15302
CGD 160 Photoshop I30303
CGD 170 Photoshop II30303
CGD 180 Illustrator I30303
CGD 185 Illustrator II30303
CGD 190 InDesign I30303
CGD 195 InDesign II30303
CGD 200 Dreamweaver I30303
CGD 210 Dreamweaver II30303
CGD 260 Principles of Graphic Design I30303
CGD 265 Principles of Graphic Design II30303
General Education

15 units
225 Lec Hours
GEN 125 College Algebra4503
GEN 140 English Writing4503
GEN 150 American History4503
GEN 180 Introduction to Psychology4503
GEN 190 Introduction to Earth System Science4503
Electives Schedule I

9 units
90 Lec Hours
90 Lab Hours
CGD 118 Introduction to Graphic Design Applications30303
CGD 230 Animate I30303
CGD 235 Animate II30303
Electives Schedule II

9 units
90 Lec Hours
90 Lab Hours
WST 151 HTML & CSS Accessibility30303
WST 157 Website Planning and Production30303
WST 167 WordPress30303

Total Clock Hours: 1140

Prospective Students Under 18

The State of California Department of Education requires students under the age of 18 to attend secondary school unless the 16- or 17-year old has completed high school or passed the California High School Proficiency Examination (CHSPE). On a case-by-case basis, applicants under 18 years of age who meet the aforementioned CHSPE  requirement may enroll with their legal guardian’s permission.

Start of Program

The program must have at least ten students enrolled to start, or it can start at the Academic Director’s discretion.

Individual Considerations

Since individual backgrounds vary greatly, applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. The Admissions Counselor meets with each applicant to determine whether the applicant possesses the necessary motivation and ability to benefit from the proposed program of study and to verify that all admissions requirements have been met.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Los Angeles Pacific College does not discriminate in admissions, counseling, training, placement, employment, or any activity on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin or heritage, religious, philosophical, or political tenets, nor upon any handicap or medical condition. All applicants are interviewed and evaluated on the basis of their ability to be trained in their intended field of study.