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This class prepares students for future roles in the graphic and advertising design industry. Students study typography, color theory, principles of design and composition, page layout, vector and raster images, and their applications to a variety of methods and styles of editing and print production. Students learn essential Adobe CC software to help create various types of graphic design and to prepare artwork for digital press production, wide format printing, vinyl signage, and screen printing. Safety, fundamentals of technology, proofing principles, finishing operations, and digital photography are also covered. Study materials provided can also be used to prep for Adobe certifications.

Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Graphic Communications
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  900/34
Normal Completion Time:  34 weeks for full-time status

College Credit:
Prior Learning Assessment

Required Courses:

  • Advanced Desktop Publishing and Graphics Design
  • Career Readiness
  • Design Basics
  • Fundamentals of Technology
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign            
  • Photoshop
  • Safety I
  • Screen Printing and Vinyl Art Preparation
  • Workforce Staging

Career Opportunities:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Screen Printer
  • Offset Printer
  • Digital Prepress Technician
  • Digital Printer
  • Bindery Folder
  • Cutter Operator

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Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America recruiters 572-215-2060

Average Salary:

OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)


ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Graphic Communications
  • Graphic Designer
  • Adobe InDesign

**CTSO: SkillsUSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)