Graphic Arts

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree, Diploma, Certificate


Apply your creativity. In fact, make it a career. Our fully-online program is taught by expert instructors who hold you to the details and deadlines. Master industry standard Adobe software – Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Our graduates excel in careers they love. Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship may even cover your tuition.

What You Learn in Graphic Arts Technology

In two terms, build the core skills needed to work in graphic arts, marketing, and advertising. Give us another year and we’ll teach you front-end web development, Wordpress, packaging design, social media campaign marketing, the visual side of game design, mobile apps, and photography.

What Can I Do With a Graphic Arts Degree? 

Be creative and make a great salary for doing so. Work in advertising, for a printing company, publisher, newspaper, sign maker, and so much more. Specialize as a front-end web developer, packaging designer, illustrator, animator, or game designer. Your skills are sought and valued within every industry.

A Solid Foundation

Packaging Design

Box it up!

3D Design

Explore packaging design and assembly through hands-on drafting and digital tools.


Your tools


Master software and create logos, charts, graphs and more.

Social Media Branding


Social Media Branding

Manage the brand and social strategy. Optimize it for industry.

User Experience (UX)

User-centered design

User Experience (UX)

Analyze user problems, research and prototype digital interactions for web and mobile.


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“My Best of Show and Gold piece was my favorite artwork I’ve created at CCC so far, so knowing the judges agreed was satisfying. Art and design are so subjective that you never really know how you’ll do in a competition. So when I heard my name called in the middle of the presentation, it felt a little surreal.”
Ashley Serra, '20
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Ready to Get Started?

Our program prepares you for a great career. Graduate with technical skills and real-world experience. Here's more details:

Since the Graphic Arts Technology program is fully-online, you will need:

The Graphic Arts Technology program gives you the flexibility of a 100% online program and face-to-face time with your instructors. Set up a Zoom or in-person meeting during their office hours. They will even provide project critiques in video format.

Transfer agreement information for:

  • UNI
  • University of Dubuque
  • Western Illinois University
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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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Dedicated Program Advisor

We know your time is valuable and we honor it. Our program has one advisor who is dedicated to supporting you every step of the way through graduation. One call or one email, to one person. Get all of your questions answered, guidance on courses and schedules, and a familiar face and voice who recognizes yours, too.

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Online to Fit Your Needs!

With more than 1,000 online students each semester and years of experience, we are an established leader in online education. Take classes on your schedule and be fully supported in reaching your goals. In addition to your instructor, take advantage of advising, tutoring, and all services EICC students enjoy.

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Need some extra help? We offer drop-in and scheduled tutoring on each campus, and online, too. You can also get a writing consultation via email. Visit our tutoring centers for more information on services and schedules.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Graphic Arts Technology Location Online

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Online Program

Yes, EICC fits into your life. Take our courses anywhere. Login at home on the couch or in the back of a breakroom. Our online learning platform lets you view lessons, access materials, submit assignments, and easily connect with your instructor. Have questions? We’re here to help.