Ceramics and Glass, Certificate of Achievement

The Certificate of Achievement in Ceramics and Glass gives students an intensive course sequence that leads to the knowledge, practical skills, and training required for employment, entry into individual professional studio practice, and becoming a successful artist in the community.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic hand-building and/or wheel-throwing skills.
  • Demonstrate basic ceramic sculpture skills.
  • Demonstrate basic kiln-formed glass skills.
  • Apply appropriate surface techniques.
  • Demonstrate skills in combining clay and glass.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

Required Core
ARCE 1Introduction to Ceramics3
or ARCE 1A Ceramic Handbuilding I
or ARCE 2A Ceramic Wheel Throwing I
ARCE 3AIntroduction to Ceramic Sculpture3
ARCE 4AKiln-Formed Glass I3
ARCE 7Ceramic Surface Design and Technique1.5-3
ARCE 11Clay and Glass3
Select nine units from the following:9
Ceramic Handbuilding II
Ceramic Handbuilding III
Ceramic Handbuilding IV
Ceramic Wheel Throwing II
Ceramic Wheel Throwing III
Ceramic Wheel Throwing IV
Ceramic Sculpture II
Ceramic Sculpture III
Ceramic Sculpture IV
Kiln-Formed Glass II
Kiln-Formed Glass III
Kiln-Formed Glass IV
Introduction to Glaze Experimentation
Glaze Calculation
Alternative Throwing Techniques
Alternative Firing Techniques
Total Units22.5-24

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
ARCE 3A Introduction to Ceramic Sculpture 3
ARCE 4A Kiln-Formed Glass I 3
ARCE 11 Clay and Glass 3
Introduction to Ceramics
or Ceramic Handbuilding I
or Ceramic Wheel Throwing I
ARCE 7 Ceramic Surface Design and Technique 1.5-3
Select 9 units from the following: 9
Ceramic Handbuilding II
or Ceramic Handbuilding III
or Ceramic Handbuilding IV
or Ceramic Wheel Throwing II
or Ceramic Wheel Throwing III
or Ceramic Wheel Throwing IV
or Ceramic Sculpture II
or Ceramic Sculpture III
or Ceramic Sculpture IV
or Kiln-Formed Glass II
or Kiln-Formed Glass III
or Kiln-Formed Glass IV
or Introduction to Glaze Experimentation
or Glaze Calculation
or Alternative Throwing Techniques
or Alternative Firing Techniques
 Total Units22.5-24