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About the Computer Graphics Program

How to Get Started

To get started in the Computer Graphics program, complete the admissions process at Cedar Valley College or North Lake College. When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Computer Graphics program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.

If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.


Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that’s $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full semester load of 12 credit hours.

Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.

Rising Star Program

If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the following associate degree and certificates:

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Accreditation and Affiliations

Each of the Dallas County Community College District’s seven colleges — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — is individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Related Programs

Not sure exactly what you’re looking for? You might also be interested in other Computer-Based Arts or Design programs, such as Digital Imaging Technology, Interactive Simulation and Game Technology (Game Design) or Multimedia Technology. Or check out other Technology and Data Systems programs such as Internet Development Technologies or Computer Information Technology.

Other Degree and Certificate Options

The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.

Faculty Profiles

Our Computer Graphics faculty members have real-world experience in the industry, which makes them able to relate to the challenges you’ll face at work. Our instructors work closely with you one-on-one, encouraging you and helping you to succeed in school and in your career. See profiles of some of our Computer Graphics faculty.

Transfer Information

Computer Graphics courses are designed for direct entry into the workforce. However, if you are interested in earning a degree at a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.

Links to Related Information

See links to information about Computer Graphics-related organizations, industry news and more.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Computer Graphics program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.