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This program is for the 2012-2013 academic year and may not accurately reflect HCC's current offerings.

The Professional Crafts: Clay curriculum is designed to prepare individuals for employment as professional potters or in pottery-related fields. Using traditional and contemporary concepts, instruction includes technical knowledge, design skills, and marketing and business essentials.

Course work includes development of basic and advanced throwing skills with emphasis on form and design. Study will include a pottery studio and marketing procedures.

Graduates will be able to open and operate their own pottery business, work for existing pottery businesses, or transfer to a four-year degree program.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2012-2013 (Updated Aug 21, 2013)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A30300

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-111 College Student Success 1 0 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PCC-110 Intro to Pottery 3 15 0 8
PCC-112 History of Pottery 1 0 0 1
PCD-110 Intro to Craft Design 1 3 0 2
Total: 18
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
COM-120 Intro to Interpersonal Communication 3 0 0 3
or COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
PCC-111 Functional Pottery I 3 15 0 8
PCC-113 Contemporary Pottery 1 0 0 1
PCD-111 Advanced Craft Design 1 3 0 2
Humanities/Fine Arts  3 0 0 3
Total: 17
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
PCR-112 20TH-CENTURY Crafts 2 0 0 2
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Elective - - - 5
Total: 10
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
MAT-115 Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
or MAT-140 Survey of Mathematics 3 0 0 3
PCC-117 Glaze Testing 1 3 0 2
PCC-210 Functional Pottery II 3 15 0 8
PCR-210 Studio Craft Photo 1 3 0 2
or ART-261 Photography I 0 6 0 3
PCR-212 Craft Marketing 2 0 0 2
Total: 17-18
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
PCC-211 Decorative Pottery 3 15 0 8
PCD-211 Prof Craft Design 1 3 0 2
PCR-213 Craft Enterprise 2 0 0 2
Total: 12

Total Credit Hours: 74-75

Electives: Choose 5 hours from the following courses
PCC-114 Raku 1 3 0 2
PCC-116 Pottery Tool Making 1 3 0 2
PCC-118 Clay: Special Study 0 4 0 2
PCC-119 Clay Design: Spec Study 0 4 0 2
PCC-120 Clay Business: Spec Study 0 4 0 2
PCC-130 Pottery Production 2 9 0 5
PCR-115 Lab I - Beginning Lab 0 2 0 1
PCR-116 Lab II - Intermediate Lab 0 2 0 1
PCR-125 Lab III - Advanced Lab 0 2 0 1
PCR-126 Lab IV - Advanced Design 0 2 0 1

Diploma in Professional Crafts - Clay D30300

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
PCC-110 Intro to Pottery 3 15 0 8
PCC-112 History of Pottery 1 0 0 1
PCD-110 Intro to Craft Design 1 3 0 2
Total: 14
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
PCC-111 Functional Pottery I 3 15 0 8
PCC-113 Contemporary Pottery 1 0 0 1
PCD-111 Advanced Craft Design 1 3 0 2
Total: 11
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
PCC-210 Functional Pottery II 3 15 0 8
PCR-210 Studio Craft Photo 1 3 0 2
PCR-212 Craft Marketing 2 0 0 2
Total: 12
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
PCC-211 Decorative Pottery 3 15 0 8
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
or Social & Behavioral Sciences - - - 3
Total: 11

Total Credit Hours: 48