Product Design – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 1013.00

The program prepares students with a portfolio to enter the product design profession as an entry-level designer. The courses develop a broad range of skills to seek employment in such diverse industries as product, transportation, environmental, entertainment and apparel/accessories design. Projects emphasize creativity, function, environmental, and social concerns.

Portfolios can also be used for transfer application to four-year and graduate programs.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon successful completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand the innovative purpose of the product design profession and its integral role in the business world.
  2. Create hands-on projects that demonstrate product design processes which include problem definition, research, concept development and refinement, and final presentation.
  3. Analyze, evaluate and improve designs through the critique process.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
ART 015SKETCHING FOR DESIGN3
ART 016PERSPECTIVE3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
DT 008AINTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION3
Semester II
ART 018RENDERING3
ART 033APRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION I3
DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
Semester III
ART 033BPRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION II3
ART 036AJEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION3
Semester IV
Select one of the following:3
PRODUCT DESIGN APPLICATION III
BEGINNING SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
FASHION SURVEY
Total Units30

Recommended Electives

ART 001AHISTORY OF WESTERN ART - PREHISTORIC THROUGH MEDIEVAL3
ART 004DHISTORY OF MODERN ART3
ART 011AFOUNDATION DRAWING3
ART 026SCULPTURE3
ART 027SCULPTURE TECHNOLOGY-METAL CASTING AND MOLD MAKING3
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
ART 034AAPPLIED DESIGN I - MATERIALS AND PROCESSES3
ART 034BAPPLIED DESIGN II- MATERIALS AND PROCESSES3
ART 036BJEWELRY/METAL FABRICATION3
ART 036CJEWELRY CASTING3
ART 038BCERAMICS3
ART 038CCERAMICS3
ART 118ADVANCED RENDERING3
BUS 002PERSONAL FINANCE3
BUS 009INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS3
BUS 010INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT3
BUS 011ABUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3
DMA 020BGRAPHIC DESIGN II3
DMA 020CGRAPHIC DESIGN III3
DT 008BINTERMEDIATE DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION3
DT 008CADVANCED SYSTEMS DESIGN AND FABRICATION4
DT 1183-DIMENSIONAL BUILDING DESIGN & REPRESENTATION3
ENGR 002ENGINEERING GRAPHICS3
MRKT 020PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3
PHOT 021INTRODUCTION TO BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY3
WELD 044AINTRODUCTION TO GAS WELDING1

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree