Academic Catalogs

Display and Visual Presentation, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_MKDV
Control Number: 22379

This certificate is designed to prepare students seeking careers as display and exhibit designers and covers interior, industrial, thematic, and promotional displays. The training program includes consideration of the total visual presentation design and production, including store planning, service promotion mix applied to retailers, wholesalers (trade show), corporate display, visual identity, and exhibits in cultural institutions (museums and galleries). Students are encouraged to work toward an Associate in Science degree.

Program Outcomes

  1. Produce a digital presentation of a specific retail venue, illustrating continuity of theme through physical appearance, room settings, signage, merchandise, and website presentation.
  2. Create the packaging for a product that will include product graphics and design, the merchandising concept for the retail venue, and an initial event or promotion to launch the product.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ART A110
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
or Applied Color and Design Theory
or Applied Color and Design Theory
ART A145 Exhibition Design 1 3
DVP A180 Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation 3
ID A110 Design Communications 1: Design Graphics 2
MKTG A130 Principles of Advertising 3
ART A111 Color and Design: Three-Dimensional 3
ART A116
Furniture Making and Design
or Furniture Making and Design
FASH A181 Fashion Internship 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture 1
Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1
or Design Communication 4: Digital Visualization
Introduction to Photography
or Introduction to Digital Photography
 Total Units30

Display and Visual Presentation Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
ART A102Survey of Modern and Contemporary Art History3
DMAD A117Rapid Illustration Techniques3
ID A170Space Planning3
ID A210Fundamentals of Lighting3