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Digital Printing Technology

NEXT CLASS BEGINS March 29, 2022 (Click here for more information)


Digital Printing Technology is the graphic design aspect of the graphic communications industry. Through training, students will gain an understanding of image manipulation programs, typography, page layout operations, scanning operations, vector-based graphics programs, electronic pre-press operations, and color principles. Instruction is provided in the operation of digital production printing systems and electronic pre-press. Students will become proficient in Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator and will be eligible to become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA).


During the program, students create an online portfolio, as well as a printed portfolio. Printing and portfolio projects include: Logos, Business Forms, Package Designs, Newsletters, Brochures, Business Cards, T-shirts, Cups, and Tiles.


Digital printing jobs are creative, innovative, high-tech and high-skilled. The Digital Printing Technology lab is a full-service printing facility.


Course Number

Course Title



Digital Publishing Assistant 1

247 hours


Digital Publishing Assistant 2

248 hours


Desktop Publishing Specialist 1

247 hours


Desktop Publishing Specialist 2

248 hours


Program Hours and Schedule

990 hours ǀ 10 months ǀ Hybrid*

Class ǀ Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 12:30pm

Online ǀ Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm


Enrollment: August, October, January, March and June


*Students enrolled in distance and/or hybrid programs must have daily access to a computer with internet and a valid email address that they check daily. Additionally, students must have all necessary hardware and software components required by their program.



Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) – Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator


Employment Opportunities

Graphic Designer ǀ Pre-Press Operator ǀ Digital Press Operator ǀ Bindery Operator


College Credit

Graduates may be awarded credits towards an Associate of Science Degree or Associate of Applied Science Degree at select Florida state colleges. Please click here for additional details.

Program Costs

Florida Resident Tuition $2,940
Out of State Tuition $11,760
Registration, Activity, Lab, Test, Insurance and Trust Fees $483
Books/Supplies $136
Industry Certification Costs Included
Florida Resident Total $3,559
Out of State Total $12,379

  *Prices are subject to change without notice.


Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Please visit https://studentaid.gov/ to apply.


Admissions Requirements

  • Schedule a basic skills assessment ($15) or provide official documentation of a basic skills exemption to your program counselor/advisor.
  • Schedule an appointment with your program counselor/advisor for basic skills assessment results and/or a program specific orientation.
  • Register for classes during open enrollment. Program registration runs on a first come, first served basis.


Program Counselor/Advisor

Meghan Emerson, Certified School Counselor

[email protected]


For additional information, please contact the Office of Admissions at (754) 321-5700.