Our program is for students preparing to enter the graphic arts and printing career field. The program provides entry-level, industry-validated "hands-on" instruction to prepare students to be successful in the graphics and printing industry job market. Studies include basic shop skills, graphic design, publication layout, composition, digital publishing (IBM and Mac compatible), photo manipulation, typography, digital pre-press, wide-format and screen printing, press operations, bindery and finishing operations, and portfolio development. The program uses the latest graphic design software and printing technology equipment. 

This program offers different pathways, and you can choose your final destination. Students may pursue an associate degree or certificate. The certificate develops skills for more immediate employability. The associate degree adds additional specialized coursework along with more general academic courses. Certificates can be completed in as little as two semesters and students can continue adding credits to achieve additional certificates and an associate of applied science degree. 

The instructional staff has more than 25 years of field and teaching experience combined. Their technical expertise is kept current by attending seminars, trade shows, and manufacturer training.

You must see a Skills Center Counselor before enrollment.

Programs of Study

Degrees & Certificates Delivery Mode
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Graphics and Printing (AAS) 60 credit hours, two years full time  Central Campus Day
Graphics and Printing Technology (CC) Self-Paced Level II 45 credit hours, two years full-time  Central Campus Day
Graphics and Printing Technology Graphic Design (CC) Self-Paced Level I 18 credit hours, two semesters full-time  Central Campus Day
Graphics and Printing Technology Press Operations (CC) Self-Paced Level I 23 credit hours, two semesters full-time   Central Campus Day
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.