These programs are for students who wish to prepare themselves to enter the printing career field (graphic arts/printing). They provide entry level, industry-validated, hands-on training that will prepare the student to enter and be successful in the printing industry job market. Studies include shop skills, layout, design, composition, desktop publishing (Windows compatible and Macintosh), camera work, press operation, bindery and preventative maintenance.

The AAS degree program includes additional academic, management and supervision courses. The technical content of both programs is essentially the same. Printing specialization (pre-press, desktop publishing, press and bindery) or update training is available in either program. Interactive computer-aided training is used to enhance some courses.

The instructional staff has an average of 15 years field and teaching experience. Their technical expertise is kept current by attending update seminars, trade shows and manufacturer training.

You must see a Skills Center Counselor before enrollment.

Degree Plans

Course Descriptions


The Graphics and Printing Technology self-paced program is available at central campus only. The Graphics and Printing AAS degree program is available at central campus and various continental and international sites. For more information, see Program Options.

Graphics & Printing Technology