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.


Graphic Arts Bus Prod 11

Course Numbers: 11153 (4.00)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Graphic Arts Skills, Business Production and design 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; adva


Graphic Arts Skills 10

Course Numbers: 11152 (4.00)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Graphics Arts Skills, Digital Print 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;


Graphic Arts Skills 12

Course Numbers: 11154 (4.00)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Graphic Arts Skills, Advanced Design, Production and Custom Finishing 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 d


Graphic Arts Skills 9

Course Numbers: 11151 (1.50)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Graphic Arts Skills, Survey in graphic arts and design 9: In this course, students will study print software; typography; principles of design; color harmony; and technical pre-production practices.


RT Graphic Arts Basic 9 9

Course Numbers: 11054 (0.25)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Related Theory Graphic Arts, Basic fundamentals 9: In this course, students will develop a solid understanding of basic printing principles, practices, and procedures necessary to properly and safely learn to set up. Students will also develop thinking, r


RT Graphic Arts Cncpt 11

Course Numbers: 11056 (1.00)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Related Theory Graphic Arts, Concepts and Principles 11: In this course, students will expand their skills in digital, printing and computer areas, and will develop client service skills. Students will receive the 10 hour OSHA Health and Safety regulation


RT Graphic Arts Design 12

Course Numbers: 11057 (1.00)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Related Theory Graphic Arts, Design 12: In this course, students will learn advanced offset/digital and computer skills. The students will develop a cover letter/resume, as well as a career plan for COOP/College.


RT Graphic Arts Intro 10

Course Numbers: 11055 (1.00)(C)
Type: High School
Area: Career Vocational Tech (74)
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Related Theory Graphic Arts, Introduction 10: In this course, students will develop the skills necessary for digital printing and limited offset/screen printing. Students will explore the latest industry standards in the Graphic Communications industry. S


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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