Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications CTE Cluster

Our Career and Technical Education (CTE) Pathways in the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications CTE Cluster lead to a credential for employment (certificate, diploma, or degree). Prepare for a career in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content, including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

Available Pathways

Classes are offered at our college campuses in Monroe and Polkton and online. Some classes may be offered at your local high school. Classes are organized into pathways and align with the K-12 curriculum and Career and College Ready Standards adopted by the State Board of Education. The following CTE pathways are available to eligible high school juniors, and seniors


Course Credits Prerequisites Semester offered (SPCC Campus)
GRD 141: Graphic Design I 4 None Fall
GRD 142: Graphic Design II 4 ART 121 or GRD 141 Spring
GRD 151: Computer Design Basics 3 None Fall
GRD 152: Computer Design Techniques 3 GRD 151 Spring
Total Credits 14
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