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College Certificate Earned in High School

Course Name
ENGL 1010
Introduction to Academic Writing
MATH 1030 or
Quantitative Reasoning
MATH 1050
College Algebra
BIOL 1010
and 1015
General Biology and Lab
ART 1120
2D Design
ART 1400
Graphic Computer Applications

Total Credit Hours

The Pathway to Proficiency Certificate in Art and Design is designed as your first step toward pursuing a degree in Art and Design. The program focuses on the foundational skills used in the field of Art and Design; successful completion of courses can lead to other degree goals and employment opportunities.

The Pathway to Proficiency Certificate may be completed in high school through the concurrent enrollment program, completed as an undergraduate on campus, or combination of both. Once complete, the Pathway to Proficiency Certificate can be stacked with other courses to earn a Certificate of Completion, Associate or Bachelor degree.

High School

If you want to begin classes while in high school, make an appointment with a concurrent enrollment academic advisor early to plan for classes in an appropriate order based on availability at your high school and to discuss prerequisites.

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Grade Requirements

Students need to pass Art and Design courses with a B- or higher to matriculate into the next program (portfolio reviews are also required for admission to some Art & Design associate and bachelor's programs). Students are required to submit a graduating portfolio upon certificate completion.

Easily build from certificate to degree programs

Pathway to Proficiency Certificate

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 16 credits
  • Overall grade point average of 2.5 or above
  • Portfolio submission

If a long-range goal is AS or BS in A&D, take additional classes to stay on track for a 4-year graduation plan.

Certificate of Completion

Graduation Requirements

Certificates include a streamlined set of courses in a specific program area, providing a set of industry-recognized skills preparing students for entry-level employment. Certificate opportunities in this pathway include:

Associate of Applied Science

Graduation Requirements

Associate degrees are typically completed in two years by full-time students and combine hands-on technical skills with general education. Associate degree opportunities in this pathway include 5 Different Art & Design Associates:

Bachelor of Science

Graduation Requirements

Bachelor degrees are typically completed in four years by full-time students and combine hands-on technical skills with general education. Bachelor Degree opportunities in this pathway include multiple Art and Design options with emphasis:

Career Options

Prepare to enter your exciting new career. Explore options below or contact the Career Development Center to learn more.