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Graphic Communications and Printing Technology

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 Number

Course Title



Printing and Graphic Communications

450 hours


Digital Production Printing

150 hours


Digital Prepress Operations

450 hours


Offset Printing Technology

450 hours


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.



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


Out of State Tuition




Books and Supplies


Industry Certification


FL Resident Total


Out of State Total



*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.