Graphic Communications

The Graphics Communications program provides training to students in all aspects of the digital, offset and screen printing industry. Students are taught safety, the proper set-up, operation and maintenance of a variety of Graphic Communications equipment including Adobe desktop publishing, prepress, digital and offset press, screen printing and bindery operations.

Our Graphics Communication Program is a competency-based curriculum insuring a solid foundation for our graduates. The Graphic Communications staff takes great pride in their caring and effort to provide each student with individual attention and considers each student’s individual learning style in the presentation of shop lessons.

Course Offerings

Graphic Arts 10

Course Numbers: 11152 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Graphic Arts Grade 10: In this course, students will deepen their knowledge of print software; typography; principles of design; color harmony; and technical pre-production practices. Students will study web software; methods of bindery; silk screen; and digital printing methods and continue to build on basic press functions. Students will also review shop safety and safe use of tools and equipment.


Graphic Arts 11

Course Numbers: 11153 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Graphic Arts Grade 11: In this course, students will deepen their knowledge of print software; typography; principles of design; color harmony; and technical pre-production practices. Students will study web software; advanced bindery; Multi-Color silk screen; and advanced digital printing features and learn advanced press methods requiring higher levels of thinking and team-building. Students will also review shop safety and safe use of tools and equipment.


Graphic Arts 12

Course Numbers: 11154 (4.00)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Graphic Arts Grade 12: In this course, students will complete a senior project in which they will complete their competencies from job ticket through the finished press and bindery operations. They will develop skills in advanced use of print software; typography; principles of design; color harmony; and technical pre-production practices. Students will also utilize video software.


Graphic Arts 9

Course Numbers: 11151 (1.50)(C)

Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)

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Graphics Arts Grade 9: In this course, students will study print software; typography; principles of design; color harmony; and technical pre-production practices.


Cooperative Education and Internship Opportunities

All eligible students have the opportunity to participate in Cooperative Education and Internship experiences at a variety of approved learning sites across the city in their junior and/or senior year. While the requirements and specific opportunities vary from school to school, and program to program, the structured combination of classroom based education and practical work experience provides students with the skills necessary to comfortably navigate the world of work. Some of the internship and cooperative education opportunities students have experienced include the following partnership/s:

  • Checkerboard
  • DLM and Associates
  • Van/Go Graphics Staples

Career Opportunities

  • Offset press operator
  • Bindery operator
  • Screen Printer
  • Quality Control
  • Digital Print Center Supervisor
  • Customer Service
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