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Graphic Communications FAQ's

Graphic Communications

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Length: 2 Years
Award: A.A.S.

Number of Majors: 35
Average Class Size: 16
Program Capacity: 18
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day & Evening
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus

Q:

Are credits in the Graphic Communication program transferrable?
 

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Although this program is designed to give students the necessary education to begin working after 2 years, this program does have a transfer agreement with Bellevue University, which allows students to obtain a Bachelor’s of Technology degree. For more information on transferring, visit our Transfer Planning web site

Q:

Are scholarships available?
 

A:

Iowa Western awards more than $1.5 million in scholarships each year. Visit our Scholarship Page for more information.

Q:

What are the admissions requirements?
 

A:

All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. For more information on admissions requirements, visit our Admissions page.  
 

Q:

What makes this program unique compared to other Graphic Communications programs?
 

A:

This program is unique because it introduces students to several aspects of the graphic communications industry, including printing, drawing and design, web programming, and marketing. The technology available to students is also impressive. We use some of the best Mac computers for our graphic applications, and we also incorporate PCs for web use. In addition, our students get valuable hands-on experience in designing logos and posters for non-profit organizations.