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 jobs 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 will also learn the techniques for making signs and sign plottings through a full range of different professional-level projects which include school 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. This field is growing and changing rapidly as technology advances which creates exciting career opportunities.

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