Visual Communications

The Program

Designed to mirror the creativity and complexity found in industry, VCOM encompasses all the visual arts—drawing, painting, photography. Instead of traditional tools and media, students use Adobe’s Creative Suite software for print and web including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Dreamweaver and Flash to design and create print and web work. Students learn composition, typography, digital photographic manipulation, drawing, print and web page layout, and an array of technical skills in the VCOM program.

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3 learning paths

Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

The VCOM AA degree prepares students for transition into the profession including transfer to a 4-year university program. Required and elective classes teach skills in digital print and web that will be enhanced at the 4-year college level or workplace.

Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement program goal is immediate job entry. Students learn digital print and/or multimedia skills,. and are required to complete internships, mostly through the Design Shop. Students may receive two certificates if they complete all web and print coursework.

Drop-in and Learn

Professionals and other students who do not need to obtain a degree or certificate are welcome to join our classes. Enroll in any course listed online and in the Schedule of Classes under the “100” numbered series (credit/no-credit).

Design ShopDesign Shop

VCOM’s Design Shop is an award-winning business experience that provides professional-level web and print services at reduced cost for Tri-Valley emerging businesses, non-profits, and most LPC campus marketing needs. VCOM students gain essential career experience while meeting clients’ scope of the work and deadlines. Design Shop work is integrated into all intermediate- and advanced-level classes. During internships, students work one-on-one with clients and manage or participate in student design teams.


Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

Certificate of Achievement in Visual Communications, Emphasis in Web

Certificate of Achievement in Visual Communications, Emphasis in Print


Arts, Letters & Social Sciences Dean

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