Graphic Communications Career Area


One of the largest most diversified industries in the country, Graphics and printing consist of publishing and packing. Students are trained in digital Pre Press, Multimedia Design, Offset printing, process camera, and direct computer to plate technology.

The students will be introduced to the basics of layout and design, web based animation and basic press operations. Students will learn the fundamentals of Silk Screen printing and how to create single color T-shirts and posters. Students will be trained in the operation of offset duplicators and wet ink duplicating processes. Students will learn the bindery functions of folding, drilling, stitching, collating, booklet making and ...

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Freshman Year

  • Shop Safety
  • Hardware and Software Functions
  • Fundamentals of the Trade
  • Introduction to Press Operation
  • Training in Duplication

Sophomore Year

  • Adobe Applications
  • Learning Press Techniques
  • Bindery Operations Training
  • Desktop Design Applications
  • Fundamental Operations of Offset Presses

Junior Year

  • Four-Color Press Runs and Registration
  • Maintenance of Equipment
  • Digital Imaging and Authoring
  • Digital Printing
  • Coop Opportunities

Senior Year

  • Digital and Press Techniques
  • Portfolios
  • Create a Mock Business
  • Safety Standards
  • Coop Opportunities
  • Mark Rice
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 11 & 12
  • Ext. 1166
  • Rebecca Larson
  • Shop Instructor
  • Grades: 9 & 10
  • Ext. 1167
  • Dawn Wilson
  • Related Instructor
  • All Grade Levels
  • Ext. 1110