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Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)
Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree in Computer Graphics Technology (CGT)
The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Computer Graphics Technology is available through Purdue University's College of Technology at Richmond. The two years of coursework in the A.S. program are actually the first half of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. After earning the A.S. degree in CGT, graduates may continue on toward a B.S. in CGT at another campus. Alternatively, they may apply most or all of their credits toward a B.S. in either Industrial Technology or Organizational Leadership and Supervision in Richmond. Please refer to the Overview of the CGT program for a more in-depth description of the curriculum and B.S. program options on the West Lafayette campus.
Purdue's Richmond students earn the A.S. degree through satisfactory completion of the specified CGT curriculum, comprised of the courses listed below. Descriptions of the courses taught by Purdue faculty can be found in Purdue's Courses & Schedules page.
CGT Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree Requirements
TECHNICAL CORE (36 cr.)
CGT 101 Introduction to Computer Graphics** (3)
CGT 111 Designing for Visualization and Communication** (3)
CGT 112 Sketching for Visualization and Communication** (3)
CGT 116 Geometric Modeling for Visualization and Communication** (3)
CGT 141 Internet Foundations, Technology and Development** (3)
CGT 211 Raster Imaging for Applied Computer Graphics** (3)
CGT 216 Vector Imaging for Applied Computer Graphics** (3)
CGT 241 Introduction to Animation and Spatial Graphics** (3)
CGT 340 Digital Lighting and Rendering** (3)
CGT 353 Principles of Interactive and Dynamic Media** (3)
CPT 175 Visual Programming** (3)
CPT 267 Introduction to C++** (3)
GENERAL REQUIREMENTS (12 cr.)
ENG W131 Elementary Composition I (3)
SPCH S121 Public Speaking (3)
ECON E103 Intro. to Microeconomics (3)
ECON E104 Intro. to Macroeconomics (3)
PSY P103 General Psychology (3)
MATH/SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS (16 cr.)
MATH M125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3)
MATH M126 Trigonometric Functions (2)
PHYS P201 General Physics I (5)
Science Selective* (3)
MA 221 Calculus for Technology I* (3)
Math or Lab Science Elective* (3)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 64
* Consult the Purdue University College of Technology at Richmond academic counselor for specific course options to meet this requirement.
** A grade of "C" or better is required in this course, if used to meet the A.S. (or B.S.) degree requirements.
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