This certificate is designed for students wishing to prepare for employment in the commercial ceramic industry. Emphasis is on job-related skills such as production forming techniques, surface design techniques, glaze formulation and application, chemical safety, and kiln technology. The certificate is also designed for those setting up their own production studios to work as independent artists. Students will demonstrate skill in a broad range of ceramic techniques, define and use core concepts used in the ceramic area, produce original work that demonstrates a high level of craft, and describe, analyze and provide criticism of ceramic work.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to define and use core concepts used in the ceramic area; describe, analyze and provide criticism of ceramic work; produce original work that demonstrates a high level of craft; and demonstrate skill in a broad range of ceramic techniques.

PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  ART 186 Ceramics I 3
ART 186 or equivalent ART 187 Ceramics II 3
  ART 190 Ceramic Handbuilding 3
ART 186 or 190 or equivalent ART 192 Earthenware 3
ART 187 or 191 ART 195 Glaze Calculation 3
ENGL 120 or ESL 151 or placement test scores or equivalent
ENGL 191 or placement test scores
ESL 141 or placement test scores
ENGL 101 or
ENGL 120 or
ESL 151
Freshman English
Composition and Reading
Reading and Composition V
3 or
3 or
4
  Select 6 units from the following
  ART 111 History of World Ceramics 3
  ART 130 2-D Foundations 3
ART 187 or equivalent ART 188 Advanced Ceramics I 3
ART 190 or equivalent ART 191 Advanced Ceramic Handbuilding 3
ART 186 or 190 or equivalent ART 193 Raku 3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 24-25
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016 GCC Catalog 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.
Last updated: 6/25/2016 12:55:57 PM