Graphic Design Pathway

  • Graphic Design Pathway logo Visual artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods and an assortment of materials. Their works may be realistic, stylized or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature or events. Illustrators and graphic designers use their artistic skills to serve commercial clients, such as major corporations, retail stores, and advertising, design and publishing firms.

    Your Options

    • Non-Transfer program available at all five high schools
    • Transfer program available at Olathe Northwest High School (e-Communication Academy)

Career Opportunities

    • Graphic Designer
    • Commercial Artist
    • Illustrator
    • Advertising Designer
    • Digital Photographer
    • Logo Artist
    • Media Production Specialist
    • Art Director

Sequence of Courses

Course Title Academy/Program Course Number Grade Level Pathway Level Credit
e9 21st Century: e-Communications CP400A/B 9 1.0
Computer Applications I CP410P 9-12 Introductory 0.5
Computer Applications II CP411P 9-12 Introductory 0.5
Introduction to Design II 21st Century: Design AR405P 9 Introductory 0.5
Exploring Graphic Desgin 21st Century: e-Communication AR601P and AR602P 10-12 Technical 1.0
Graphic Design Essentials I 21st Century: e-Communication AR625P 11-12 Technical 1.0
Graphic Design Essentials II 21st Century: e-Communication AR628P 11-12 Techincal 1.0
Graphic Design I CP455P 9-12 Technical 0.5
Graphic Design II CP458P 10-12 Techincal 0.5
Photojournalism LA470AP/BP 9-12 Technical 1.0
e-Communcation Senior Capstone 21st Century: e-Communication CP700AP/BP and CP710AP/BP 11-12 Application 2.0

Credit Info - Graphic Design

  • * Only 0.5 credit of this class counts toward the 2.0 credits required for Concentrator status and 3.0 credits required for Completer status.

    To be considered a CTE Completer in the pathway, students must complete 3.0 credits within the course sequence and earn an industry recognized, comprehensive certification or pass a third-party, end-of-pathway assessment. At least 2.0 of the required 3.0 required credits must be a combination of technical and application level courses.

    Offered at: Olathe East, Olathe North, Olathe Northwest, Olathe South, Olathe West

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