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 or work for existing pottery businesses, or transfer to a four-year degree program.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2016-2017 (Updated Nov 22, 2016)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A30300

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 0 2 0 1
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 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-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 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
PCC-114 Raku 1 3 0 2
PCC-125 Clay Casting 1 3 0 2
PCR-112 20TH-CENTURY Crafts 2 0 0 2
Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 0 0 3
Total: 9
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
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
PCR-212 Craft Marketing 2 0 0 2
Total: 17
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: 73

Mathematics: Choose 3 credits from the following courses:
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 2 2 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3

Diploma in Professional Crafts - Clay D30300

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Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
CIS-110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 0 3
COM-231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
or ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 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: 17
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
or Social & Behavioral Sciences - - - 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
Total: 14
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
PCC-114 Raku 1 3 0 2
PCC-125 Clay Casting 1 3 0 2
PCR-112 20TH-CENTURY Crafts 2 0 0 2
Total: 6

Total Credit Hours: 37