Program at a Glance
Students enrolled in Graphic Communications Program learn the printing technology required for producing newspapers, magazines and other publications. Students learn how to make plates for printing and run jobs on offset and digital presses, in addition to all aspects of finishing and binding. Students learn to manage time, multi task and handle the very demanding world of industry. The curriculum concentrates on the technology of the printing process. Units of study include photography and photo touchups, offset lithography, bindery, sign plotting, and sign making.

What You Will Learn
Students will learn basic drawing principals, by utilizing industry standard design programs like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe InDesign. All students have access to the internet, printers and scanners to enable them to design and produce CD covers, DVD covers, movie posters, print advertisements, business cards, logos and brochures. Students will have a concentration in digital photography. Students learn the techniques for professional sign design through a full range of professional-level projects which include community signage, automotive graphics and advertisement banners.

Career Pathways
Students who complete the Graphic Communications Program may go on to college to obtain degrees in Graphic Design and Communications, Advertising/Marketing, Publication, etc. Some students opt to pursue employment in the field and work as photographers, press operators, sign makers, and independent graphic designers.

Sample Careers

  • Press Operator
  • Sign Maker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Designer
  • Package Designer
  • Fashion
  • Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Art Director
  • Photographer