Electronic Publishing - Associate of Applied Science

60 credits

The Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Publishing will prepare students for positions in advertising and marketing areas. Students will have a working knowledge of design principles for print media, illustrations and images used in marketing products.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework. New Mexico General Education Requirements

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, III IV, and V; students do not need to take additional courses to complete General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I4
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select one from the following:
Introduction to Astronomy Lecture & Laboratory4
The Planets Lecture & Laboratory4
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
Contemporary Problems in Biology4
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
Modern Computing in Practice 0,4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
Environmental Science I4
Physical Geography4
Physical Geology4
Survey of Physics with Lab4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
Introduction to Psychology3
Introduction to Sociology
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following:
United States History I3
United States History II
Introduction to Literature3
Film as Literature3
World Literature I3
General Education Elective
ENGL 2210GProfessional & Technical Communication3
Core Requirements
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking3
Other Course Requirements
MATH 1215Intermediate Algebra3
or OETS 118 Mathematics for Technicians
Major Requirements
OECS 105Introduction to Information Technology3
FDMA 1260Introduction to Digital Media3
FDMA 1515Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop3
FDMA 1535Introduction to Illustrator3
FDMA 1630Principles of Design3
FDMA 2998Internship3
FDMA 2994Portfolio Design & Development3
OECS 280Desktop Publishing I3
Select a minimum of 13 credits from the following:13
Total Credits60

Each course selected must be from a different area and students cannot take multiple courses in the same area. 


See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

A Suggested Plan of Study

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1215 Intermediate Algebra   and ENGL 1110G Composition I The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
OECS 105 Introduction to Information Technology 3
FDMA 1260 Introduction to Digital Media 3
FDMA 1535 Introduction to Illustrator 3
FDMA 1515 Introduction to Digital Image Editing - Photoshop 3
Elective in ARTS, C S, FDMA, MATH, OECS 3
FDMA 1630 Principles of Design 3
FDMA 2998 Internship 3
FDMA 2994 Portfolio Design & Development 3
OECS 280 Desktop Publishing I 3
Elective in ARTS, C S, FDMA, MATH, OECS 3
Any available course from Year Two (fall/spring semesters) can be taken in the Summer
Second Year
ENGL 1110G Composition I 4
PSYC 1110G
Introduction to Psychology
or Introduction to Sociology
Select one 4 credit Laboratory Science, with lab 1 4
Select one Area V: Humanities course 1 3
ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication 3
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1215
Intermediate Algebra
or Mathematics for Technicians
Any ARTS, C S, FDMA, ENGL, MATH, OECS Elective to reach 60 credits 7
 Total Credits60

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

Program Manager: Michael Webb
Phone: (505) 287-6631
Email: mwebb@nmsu.edu
Office:  McClure Hall, Room 304