Arts, AV Technology & Communications

Graphic Communications and Printing Technology

Enter a career in the Graphic Communications and Printing Technology field!

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

Program Description:

The Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the Graphic Communications industry. Students will become proficient in graphic design, prepress fundamentals and offset lithography operations. The program provides hands-on training and experience in:

  • Graphic Design • Typography • Layout & Design • Prepress • Computer to Plate Technology • Press Operations • Bindery & Finishing

Students will receive hands on-training in Adobe software and will learn page layout, illustration, scanning, and photo retouching. The Graphic Communications and Printing Technology lab is a full-service printing facility.

Course NumberCourse TitleLength
GRA0041Printing and Graphic Communications450 hours
GRA0042Digital Production Printing150 hours
GRA0017Digital Prepress Operations450 hours
GRA0045Offset Printing Technology450 hours
GRA0046Finishing and Distribution Processes150 hours

Program Costs

ItemCost
FL Resident Tuition$4,620
Out of State Tuition$18,480
Fees$773
Books and Supplies$350
Industry CertificationIncluded
FL Resident Total$5,748
Out of State Total$19,608

*Prices are subject to change without notice.

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

Certification

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) 
  • Photoshop 
  • InDesign
  • Illustrator

Employment Opportunities

  • Graphic Designer
  • Pre-Press Operator
  • Digital Press and Press Operator
  • 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.

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 Info

Program Length:

1650 hours ǀ 16 months

Program Offered:

August, October, January, March and June

Delivery Method:

Hybrid
*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.

Days & Times:

Traditional

  • Monday – Friday,
    8:30am – 12:30pm

Online

  • Monday – Friday,
    1:00pm – 3:00pm

Enroll in our Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program today.

To get started in the Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program, Sign Up today for a program orientation or contact the counselor at: [email protected]

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

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