Graphic Communications is designed to introduce students to the total printing production process from design and electronic imaging through press work and finishing/bindery operations. It prepares students for the broad range of employment opportunities available in the printing industry. A balance of classroom study and practical application assures the development of a solid theoretical background, good production skills and appropriate work attitudes. Students will earn one of the industries 1st basic certifications in Flexo Level 1.
All design work is created on iMac computers using Adobe Creative Cloud. The major printing processes studied are Flexography, Screen Printing and Digital Printing. Additional areas studied include dye sublimation, vinyl letter cutting and direct to garment printing.
Graduates of this program may pursue careers in graphic design, electronic imaging, quality assurance, platemaking, press assistant, bindery and finishing work, to name a few. Employment may be found in small printing plants or in the graphic arts departments of companies that publish materials in-house.
NOTE: You do not have to be creative to be successful in Graphics. If your desire is to learn about all the stages any given printed piece goes through from conceptualization through to the finished printed piece, this program is for you!