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CCD Main Campus

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address:
Cherry Creek Building
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204


Graphic Design

The graphic design profession involves graphic and advertising design, illustration and pre-press. In this program, you will develop basic skills common to all three specialties, then emphasize one. Credits you earn toward your certificate in Graphic Design can be applied toward your Associate of Applied Science degree. You can complete your certificate in just two semesters, or your degree in four.

Graphic Design students at CCD learn the skills they need to work in a variety of settings, and they leave the college with a portfolio that demonstrates their abilities. The college has Macintosh and PC computer labs and industry-current software.

When you finish, you’ll be ready for entry-level work in book/publication design, Web-page design, package design, ad/promotional design, and where creative typography and image are needed to move ideas and information.

You can expect to earn about $14-18 per hour with a certificate or degree in Graphic Design.



Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information).  The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Click here for CCD’s Gainful Employment Occupation, Placement Rate, On-Time Completion Rate, Average Program Tuition & Fees, and Average Program Median Loan Debt data.

Gainful Employment Information
Graphic Design Certificate




Center for Language, Arts, and Behavioral Sciences
Ruthanne Orihuela, Dean

Administrative Staff
Kristi Williamson
Office Manager

Jackie Barton
Administrative Assistant III
(303) 556-2473

Robyn Mayer
Administrative Assistant II

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 850
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address
Cherry Creek Building, Ste. 307
1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-0226

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