A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Digital Output Operator: produces print communication using digital output devices and computer workflow systems. Manages print quality on full color and monochrome projects.
Offset/Press Operator: sets up, prepares and operates presses; loads paper, installs printing plates, adjusts guides and control for machine operations.
Offset/Press Assistant: prepares press for run; runs press proof; adjusts plate, paper feed, tension of paper; ink and water flow.
Large Format Output Operator: produce large format signage on different substrates.
Bindery/Finishing Operator: operates machines that cut, fold, collate, staple, stitch, trim, and bind pages.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
. Graphic Designer
. Pre-Press Technician
. Print Production Supervisor/Manager
. Pre-Flight Specialist
. Customer Service Representative
Students following the study plan below will complete the Print Technology technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.
10-111-120 Macintosh Publishing
10-111-161 Macintosh Illustration
10-204-110 Publishing Technologies
10-204-111 Digital Publishing Operations
10-804-123 Math w Business Apps
* 10-890-101 College 101
10-111-101 Macintosh-Image Editing
10-111-125 Graphic Reproduction Tech
10-204-124 Variable Data Publishing
10-204-126 Digital Print Applications
10-204-130 Wide Format Graphics
10-801-136 English Composition 1
*The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program credit requirement.
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-111-101 MACINTOSH-IMAGE EDITING ...(Adobe Photoshop + Adobe Acrobat) scanning, editing, color correcting and creating composite montage photographs. Prepare images for publication in print. An introduction to manipulating bitmap images.
10-111-120 MACINTOSH PUBLISHING ...develop page layout concepts utilizing document files, tools, guides, objects and shapes, text, colors, style sheets, images, master pages; manage output for printing; and apply copy elements.
10-111-125 GRAPHIC REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES ...basic process of reproducing images using offset lithography including electronic imaging, preflighting, trapping concepts, imposition, and collect for output. (Prerequisite: 10-111-120, Macintosh Publishing)
10-111-161 MACINTOSH ILLUSTRATION ...create and paint basic shapes, draw, transform objects, work with type, blend shapes and colors, work with layers, special effects, and color separations. An introduction to manipulating vector based images.
10-204-110 PUBLISHING TECHNOLOGIES ...introduction to printing process, electronic publishing, prepress operations, press operations, postpress operations, job logs, professional portfolios, and job seeking skills. (Corequisite:10-111-120, Macintosh Publishing)
10-204-111 DIGITAL PUBLISHING OPERATIONS ...press equipment, processors, inks, print quality, job tickets, standard operating procedures, densitometers, printing problems, and trapping situations. (Corequisite: 10-204-110, Publishing Technologies)
10-204-124 VARIABLE DATA PUBLISHING ...learn how to link database files to page layout applications. Create and manage correct variable channels in page layouts, apply text and image changes to layout to create a personalized printed page, research how the information is gathered to create personalized content. (Prerequisite: 10-111-120, Macintosh Publishing)
10-204-126 DIGITAL PRINT APPLICATIONS ...explain why the industry is in a state of transition towards digital printing; outline the proper time to select digital printing as a production tool; what type of project fits well into a digital print environment; identify what type of project fits the mold of digital printing. (Prerequisites: 10-204-110, Publishing Technologies; 10-804-123, Math w Business Apps)
10-204-130 WIDE FORMAT GRAPHICS ...successfully set-up and pre-flight electronic files for large format output; accurately produce large format graphics for both indoor and outdoor usage including finishing processes; install vinyl graphics on multiple surfaces. (Prerequisite: 10-204-110, Publishing Technologies)
10-804-123 MATH W BUSINESS APPS ...real numbers; basic operations; proportions/one variable; percents, simple/compound interest; annuity; apply math concepts to purchasing/buying process, selling process; and basic statistics with business/consumer applications. (Prerequisites: Compass Pre-Algebra=27 or ACT-Math score=15 or 10-834-109, Pre Algebra AND Compass-Reading=70 or ACT-Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs. 1 cr.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Compass Writing Skills=74 AND Compass Reading=70 OR ACT-English =18 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading and Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.