Graphic Communications

Making good impressions!

Imagine, design, and produce a wide-range of print materials for customers in the business community. Use the same software, technology, and techniques as professional graphic production companies. Work with wide-format printers, off-set printing presses, and bindery equipment.

You Can Be . . .

  • Graphic Designer 
  • Pre-Press Technician 
  • Printing Press Operator 
  • Copy Center Associate

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Career Focus

Prepared for further education and immediate employment.

What You . . . 

College Credits

Satisfactory completion of this program earns you college credits. See details on our College Partners page.

Certification

Students in the Graphic Communications program may earn the following PrintED industry certifications:

  • Introduction to Graphic Communications
  • Press Operations Binding & Finishing

Prospective Students

You should possess the following characteristics: creativity, good typing skills, competence in English and spelling, attention to detail, and mechanical and organizational skills.

Hands-On Experience

The Graphic Communications program introduces students to theoretical aspects of design and provides hands-on experiences using computers, design applications, digital output devices, printing presses, and bindery and finishing equipment.

Students produce a variety of products including:

  • Business stationary
  • Calendars
  • Books
  • Notepads
  • Posters
  • Business forms
  • And more

To meet industry demands, students acquire introductory-level skills in electronic design and image-editing techniques using software applications including Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator.