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Graphic Communications and Printing Technology

NEXT CLASS BEGINS January 16, 2018  (Click Here for more information)  

Program Description:

The Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program covers the basic principles of computer graphics, design, layout and typography.  Adobe software applications InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop are used to teach page layout, illustration and photo manipulation.  Create and print portfolio projects such as logos, business forms, posters, package designs, business cards and t-shirts.  Learn computer to plate technology.  Proper PDF file formatting, principles of proofing, platemaking and small press operation.  Become proficient in identification of various paper grades, mixing press inks and bindery/finishing operations.

Program Information:

GRA0041 Printing and Graphic Communications 450 Hours
GRA0042 Digital Production Printing 150 Hours
GRA0017 Digital Prepress Operations 450 Hours
GRA0045 Offset Printing Technology 450 Hours
GRA0046 Finishing and Distribution Processes 150 Hours

Admissions Requirements:

  • Schedule the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE) or provide official documentation for a TABE Exemption.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor for TABE results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment.  Please be advised that registration runs on a first come, first served basis.

Program Hours and Schedule:

1650 Hours/16 Months/Hybrid
Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Industry Certification and Licensure:

Adobe Certified Associate which includes Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe InDesign

Employee Opportunities:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Pre-press Operator
  • Digital Press and Press Operator
  • Bindery operator


For information about national and program accreditation, please contact the institution.

Program Costs:

Florida Resident Tuition/Registration Fees $5,750.00
Out of State Tuition/Registration Fees $20,870.00
Books/Supplies $373.00
Industry Certification & Licensure Exam Included
Total Program Cost (Florida Resident) $6,123.00
Total Program Cost (Out of State) $21,243.00


Fees are based on the number of class days according to the Broward County Public Schools’ calendar.  Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice.

Counselor for Printing & Graphic Communications
Mary Barone

(754) 321-5840

Click Here to download a PDF brochure for complete information including costs.

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