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North Idaho College • Workforce Training Center • Communication & Fine Arts • Graphic Design (ICA)

Graphic Design Internship GDES-290

  • Fall 2012
  • Section 01
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 08/31/2012 to 12/19/2012
  • Modified 08/26/2012

Contact Information

Graphic Design Instructor/Advisor: Mr. Philippe Valle

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Office: KNKS 103 510 S. Clearwater Loop Suite 304 Post Falls, ID 83854
  • Phone: 208-769-3426

It is best to contact me via email: [email protected]

Meeting Times

Classroom and On Employement Site

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, KNKS and Place of employement

Permission of instructor is required and a signed contract between instructor, intern (student) and host employer is required.

A packet of information is given to both student and employer.

An educational plan is drafted with instructor, employer and student.


GDES-290 is designed to provide students with practical, on-the-job experience in preparation for a successful career in the graphic design fields. The internship is paired with in-class learning and weekly meetings with the sponsoring instructor and designated business or agency. An internship is an excellent job market pathway. An exit portfolio review is scheduled at the completion of the course. GDES 290 can be repeated up to five times with a credit maximum of six.



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Your class related performances will be evaluated both objectively and subjectively to yield point totals. These point totals will be combined to yield a letter grade for the course: “A”, “B”; etc. Please check with your instructor any time you have any questions related to your standing in this class.

Grade Distribution:
100-90 = A    89-80 = B    79-70 = C     69-60 = D     59-0 = F

Course Policies

You are required to participate in all classroom activities. To do this, you must be familiar with appropriate textbook material before class meetings. If you need extra time, the computer lab is open for homework. Generally expect to spend 5 hours extra in the lab to practice your skills.

Studio Projects:
During the semester, a series of class projects and questions will be assigned. For assessment, each of the assignments is to be submitted on the due date. Grades are determined by correctly answered questions, the quality of submitted work, the ability to follow directions, and good old-fashioned effort.

Deadlines are the life-blood of professional graphic design. In this learning environment we will emphasize commitment to deadline schedules. Projects are due by the end of class on any given date. Any late assignments (other than excused absences) will automatically be reduced in value by half. This works very much the same way in real life. With very few exceptions, acceptable work delivered on time is worth more than miraculous work delivered late.

Course Design
The course sequence and pace may be altered to improve the learning potential of all class members. Students will be notified if, in the instructor’s professional judgment, course restructuring is warranted.

If it is necessary for you to be absent from class, you must call my office: 769-3426 and leave a detailed voice mail message. Please, not 10 minutes before class starts!

If your absence is known in advance, please send an email to me: [email protected]

  • Please keep instructor informed of reasons for absence.
  • Do not schedule other appointments during our regular class hours.
  • Do not leave messages with the office. Call me directly.
  • Excused or unexcused absence status is at the discretion of the instructor.

Absences have an effect on your grade and your ability to successfully learn in our class.

10 minutes late = 1 tardy 
3 tardy = 1 absence
3 absences in semester = 1 grade drop
3 absences in succession = suggestion from your instructor to drop this class.

All missed class information, including assignments, are the student’s responsibility to fulfill and must be made up with reasonable promptness as determined by the instructor and the student.


Additional Items

Division Policies

Student Responsibility
As outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, all North Idaho College students have both rights and responsibilities: Please access www.nic.ferpa.StudentCode/index.htm for complete information that pertains to this subject. For a complete explanation of the North Idaho College Statement on Academic Honesty & Academic Integrity please refer to Policy 5.06 & Procedure 5.06.01: 

Academic Integrity
Disruptive behavior in the class is not tolerated. To quote from the NIC "Student Code of Conduct," Article II, (found in the Student Handbook):

In order to carry out North Idaho College's Mission and to create a community of learners, the students, faculty, staff, and administrators must share common principles or values.  These values - which include honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility - make up academic integrity.

II.  Academic Dishonesty.
Violations of academic integrity involve using or attempting to use any method that enables an individual to misrepresent the quality or integrity of his or her work at North Idaho College.  These violations include the following:

Cheating:  using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study in any academic exercise.

Fabrication:  falsifying or inventing any information or citation in an academic exercise.

Plagiarism:  knowingly representing the words, ideas or work  of another as one's own in an academic exercise.

Violation of Intellectual Property:  stealing, altering, or destroying the academic work of other members of the community or the educational resources, materials, or official documents of the college.

Facilitating Academic Dishonesty:  knowingly helping another to attempt to violate any provisions of this policy.

Our department strongly endorses the above code, believing that no learning can take place if a strong commitment to academic integrity is compromised. Any unethical behavior, including any violation of academic integrity or instance of plagiarism, may result in a grade of zero for an assignment in question or failure of the course.

Institutional Policies

Student Responsibilities

As students undertake to fulfill the obligations and duties outlined in this document, the college community of which they are a part undertakes to respect the basic freedoms of students. In recognition of students’ rights and dignity as members of the college, North Idaho College is committed to the principles found in the NIC Student Handbook.

Center for Educational Access/Disability Support Services

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504/508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, North Idaho College provides accommodations to eligible students who experience barriers in the educational setting due to learning, emotional / mental, physical, visual, or hearing disabilities.  Instructors will provide accommodations to students only after having received a Letter of Accommodation from the Center for Educational Access. 

If a student would like to request accommodations, he or she must contact the Center for Educational Access so that a Letter of Accommodation may be sent to the instructor.  Students requesting accommodations must contact the Center for Educational Access at the beginning of each semester.


By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You also understand that collection costs and legal fees will be added if the services of a collection agency are utilized.

If you are registered for a class and do not attend, you will still be liable for the tuition unless you drop the class.


Last day for students to withdraw from semester-length classes:

Instructor-Initiated Withdrawal: Instructors have the right to withdraw students for academic reasons up until the same date; in doing so, instructors must notify students through NIC e-mail within 48 hours of submitting documentation to the Registrar's office, and students have the right to appeal the instructor's decision. For more information, see the NIC Procedure:

Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy: All withdrawals, whether for individual classes, total withdrawal from school, or instructor-initiated are not considered to be satisfactory progress for financial aid.  See the Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress Policy:

Additional withdrawal information:


An incomplete is assigned only if the student has been in attendance and has done satisfactory work to within three weeks of the end of the semester (or proportional length of time for a course of less than a semester in length).  Incompletes are issued only in cases of extenuating circumstances, such as severe illness or injury.  Incompletes are not issued in cases in which the student is simply unable to complete his/her work within the specified semester or session.  If a final grade of "I" is recorded, the instructor will indicate in writing to the Registrar what the student must do to make up the deficiency.  The instructor will indicate in the written statement what permanent grade should be entered if the Incomplete is not removed by the deadline.

All incomplete grades must be removed within six weeks after the first class day of the following term, excluding the summer session.  If the Incomplete is not removed by that date, the grade reverts to the grade indicated by the instructor's written statement authorizing the incomplete.

Discrimination and Harassment

North Idaho College has a zero tolerance policy for any acts of discrimination or harassment of any kind.  For more information, please see the NIC Student Handbook, Code of Conduct Article III and Article VIII. Compliance efforts with respect to these laws and regulations are the responsibility of each member of the campus community and are under the direction of the Dean of Students Office for Student Issues (2nd floor, Edminster Student Union Building, (208) 676-7156) and the Human Resources Office (Sherman Administration Building, (208) 769-3304) for employee issues.

Institutional Statement

DROP FOR NON-PAYMENT:  By registering at North Idaho College, you agree to provide payment by the due dates. You will be dropped from classes if payment is not received by  5 p.m. Pacific Time on the third day of the semester. Students on the waitlist will be given the option to register for classes after students are dropped for non-payment.

REMOVAL FROM CLASS FOR NON-ATTENDANCE:  Attendance is based on your participation in this class. Failure to attend may result in your being removed from this class and may result in your financial aid award being reduced. You are responsible for confirming the accuracy of your attendance record.