Our Vision, Mission and Core Values

The future belongs to those who are able to solve problems with courageous creativity. The Advertising + Graphic Design curriculum is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to be the next creative leaders in our community. Graduates of the program are prepared for employment within the creative industries sector, including graphic design firms, advertising agencies, marketing communications and in-house creative groups. Students are prepared to think conceptually and design visual communication materials such as ads, brand identity systems, print materials and interactive media.

Our Mission

Support the college’s mission to be the leading workforce developer by graduating students who are courageous, creative thinkers with the skill set of visual strong communicators.

Our Vision

Be the best 2-year design program on the planet.

Heart Head Hand (Our Core Values)

  • Head Curiosity, Creativity
  • Heart Empathy for the client, Passion for learning, Courage to be creative
  • Hand Craftsmanship and artistry in all things


The Design Process

Design is a process for finding answers to questions. Good ideas come from having lots of ideas.

Our process is:

  • Situation: what is the question to be answered?
  • Investigation: what do you need to know to proceed?
  • Insights: what did you discover you didn't know before?
  • Ideation: based on your insights, how many different solutions can you come up with?
  • Execution: how do you make your ideas real?
  • Reflection: what did you learn?

    What we expect of our students

  • To be here, on time and ready to work.
  • To always work to be above average.
  • To take responsibility for what you learn.

    What you can expect of us

  • We will prepare you for your future, not our past.
  • We will give everyone the same chance to learn.
  • We will spend more time helping you learn than we will teaching.

    For more information, contact one of our faculty

  • Kenn Compton (kenn.compton@cpcc.edu)
  • Ellen Ward at (ellen.ward@cpcc.edu)