Graphic Communications is a dynamic industry that balances art and science. The Graphic shop will prepare students seeking a career in the digital media field. From concept and design to printing and distribution, this program instills the latest industry standards and best practices. In the classroom, students will learn editing and drawing techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator, page layout in InDesign and Quark and web design in Dreamweaver. In shop, students will learn how to use a digital press, print plates, operate an offset press and various bindery methods.
The Graphic Communications program will teach you: desktop publishing, offset printing, digital printing, layout & design, safety, web design, color theory, marketing, the use of light tables for assembly (stripping), offset plate making, offset press operation, binding & finishing operations, printing sales and estimating with customer contact.
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Shop - Introduction to Graphic Production: This course is designed to provide vocational students with a base knowledge of the Graphic Communication production environment. Students will learn basic functionality and maintenance of copiers, network printers with and without inline finishing. General understanding of paper type and paper weights and industry specific math and measurement.
Skills: Typography | Intro to Elements and Principles of Design | Sketching Techniques | Mac OS | Paper | Bindery | Adobe Indesign | Digital Printing
Shop - Graphic Production: Second year students learn functionality of the shop machinery; Offset Press, Screen Printing, Wide Format Printer, Cutter, Stitcher, Folder, Dye Sublimation, and Embroidery. Students are introduced to the daily operations of the live work done for the school and community.
Skills: The Design Process | Copyright Laws | Introduction to drawing | Offset Printing | Adobe Illustrator | Photoshop
Shop - Advanced Graphic Production: Third year students begin to act as Production Coordinators. They run the morning and afternoon production meetings plan the schedule for the next day and will have direct contact with customers and vendors. Students will analyze and evaluate inline perfect bind and book making and variable data. Students are actively engaged in the daily operations of the live work done for the school and community.
Skills: Photography | Web Design | Animation Basics | Drawing | Branding | Image Retouching and Composition
Shop - Independent Graphic Production: First half of the year they participate in grooming the underclassmen in the daily operations of the live work done for the school and community. The second half of Senior year is a year of individual focus. Students will select an avenue they choose to pursue greater knowledge in and will propose projects based on their individual interest.
Skills: Independent work skills | Presentation skills | Work and College Prep
New Certification from Design & Visual Communications
What is Adobe Certified Associate?
Changing the world is possible, but it requires the right preparation and skills. One of the best ways to be prepared is with Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification. ACA certification is an industry-recognized credential that can be used to effectively validate one’s skills in Adobe digital-media software. It represents the creative skills in demand today by industry and academia and reflects well when presented on a resumé or college application.
Having ACA certification is a great validation of one’s Adobe creative skills, and ACA InDesign certification is available for Creative Cloud (CC). CC-based ACA certifications are current for three years after the date of issue.
|Eastern Press||Heidelburg Press||Jay Publishers Services|
|MacDonald & Evans||Norris Litho||PIP Printers|
|RR Donnelley||Smith Print||The Patriot Ledger|
|Western Reprographics||Webster print|