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Graphic Arts

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on official College holidays.

The Graphic Arts Department is dedicated to training students for entry-level positions within the visual communications industry. The one-year certificate program in Digital Imaging/Prepress Technology is a first step for students interested in careers in the printing and publishing fields. In addition, the Graphic Arts Department offers a One-Year Certificate in Advanced Graphic Design, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Visual Communication/Graphic Design.

The curriculum provides learning experiences utilizing the latest industry-standard imaging software applications in both Macintosh and PC platforms. Projects provide opportunities for students to deal with clients and to accept responsibility for deadlines and quality control. Graduates assemble a comprehensive portfolio. Employment opportunities are found in a wide range of settings: print shops, service bureaus, as a member of a support team in advertising, graphic design or in-house design groups.