Program Overview

As a program of KCTC, Graphic Communication students will become creative problem solvers who will be able to hit the ground running as they enter their next level after high school. Our students will understand how to apply a disciplined process, master tools and technologies associated with our industry.
It is our goal to have students who:

• Create design concepts that demonstrate an understanding of the essential graphic design and visual
  communication concepts

• Create comprehensive design documents (resumes, flyers, newsletters, brochures) using page layout software

• Plan graphic design projects, prioritize workflow/tasks, and manage deadlines

• Explain how Print, Web, Video, and other forms of Multimedia can be integrated to achieve specific goals

• Evaluate design documents for proper grammar, punctuation, and adherence to specifications

• Use electronic imaging software to acquire (import or scan), edit, retouch, and color correct digital photographs

• Use electronic imaging software to create and manipulate digital illustrations. Prepare files, evaluate proofs,
  and quality control print projects for each printing method.

• Print projects using industry standard printing and finishing equipment

• Understand and/or operate traditional printing equipment (offset/screen)

• Cut, fold, assemble, and/or bind print projects for final delivery

• Demonstrate effective communication with the project team, vendors, and clients

• Prepare a cover letter and resume for use in seeking internship or job opportunities in  the graphic arts,
  multimedia production, or publishing industries

FUTURE PATHWAYS

• Production Team Member

• Pre-Press Technician 

• Print Technician 

• Bindery Workery

• Screen Printer

• Production Assistant

• Production Artist

• Graphic Designer

• Project Manager

• Production Manager

• Inventory Manager