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Print Technology - Technical Diploma

Print technology professionals utilize state-of-the-art output technology and skills to create high-end graphic solutions across multiple formats such as digital presses and wide format inkjet devices. As a Print Technology program graduate, you will be skilled in electronic pre-press operations, variable data publishing, digital color management, digital print applications, wide format inkjet output, wide format graphic installation, and multiple finishing applications. Graduates have the opportunity for employment as digital print operators, wide format graphic technicians, wide format graphic/vinyl installers, electronic pre-press technicians, and post press operators.

Program Code: 312041
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Area of Study: Digital Arts

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $4,553, Books: $0, Supplies: $50

Total Approximate Costs
$4,603

This program is eligible for financial aid.

Estimates based on in-state residency. Learn more about tuition and fees.

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Follow Your Path

Some credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Design and Graphic Technology, 101117

Delivery

  • Day
  • Evening
  • Full-time
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at www.nwtc.edu/apply
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to transcripts@nwtc.edu
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at start@nwtc.edu or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?

Curriculum

Students following the study plan below will complete the Print Technology technical diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 28
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C or better.

Program Outcomes

  • Prepare a file for Press/Output.
  • Run a press.
  • Perform post-press operations.

What careers are in my future?

Employment Potential

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.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • Graphic Designer
  • Pre-Press Technician
  • Print Production Supervisor/Manager
  • Estimator
  • Pre-Flight Specialist
  • Customer Service Representative

What else do I need to know about the program?

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.

Online

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Day
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Evening
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Weekend
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
Full-time
12 or more credits per term.
Part-time
Fewer than 12 credits per term.