Degrees & Certificates

Graphic Design

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


Certificate of Achievement

Graphic Design

Certificate of Achievement

Web Design

Certificate of Achievement


Think about it: everything you see around you was designed by someone. That means graphic design is everywhere.

The expanding needs of business and industry have created an explosive need for talented designers who understand the impact and importance of graphic communication, and know how to use technology to bring creativity to life.

Waubonsee’s Graphic Design Program is the place talented creatives get their start in this innovative field.

Studying Graphic Design at Waubonsee

Waubonsee’s Graphic Design Program is structured to provide practical, hands-on experience in digital design and graphic fundamentals, as well as Web design and animation.

Courses use industry-standard software to develop skills in layout, imaging and animation platforms; marketing principles and theory are incorporated for a well-rounded education.

Instructors at Waubonsee provide individual attention—and opportunities to engage directly with industry professionals during tours and field trips, while internships, community-based practicum and senior capstone projects put your talents to work for valuable experience.

Working in Graphic Design

Whether you achieve an associate degree or certificate, you’ll have a portfolio and strong design skills ready for potential employers in an agency, corporate or even freelance setting.

Designers are part of large-scale branding and identity initiatives and one-time assignments, contributing to consumer product packaging, business collateral, signage—even things like menus and movie titles.

There’s no business category that doesn’t benefit from designers: corporations, nonprofit organizations, governments and more all have designers on staff or on retainer. Entrepreneurs are in demand, too, as consultants and freelancers. The possibilities are endless and defined only by your own creativity.

Program Recognition and Outcomes


Waubonsee’s Graphic Design Program has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), a recognition of quality as well assurance that your credits can transfer to a four-year university program.

Career Program Outcomes

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Costs and Payments


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Meet Your Faculty


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Gainful Employment

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