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Graphic Communications and Printing Technology

NEXT CLASS BEGINS October 21, 2021 (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 Number

Course Title

Length

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

 

Program Hours and Schedule

1650 hours ǀ 16 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.

 

Certification

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

 

Employment Opportunities

Graphic Designer ǀ Pre-Press Operator ǀ Digital Press and 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

FL Resident Tuition

$4,620

Out of State Tuition

$18,480

Fees

$773

Books and Supplies

$350

Industry Certification

Included

FL Resident Total

$5,743

Out of State Total

$19,603

 

*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.

 

 

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