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GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS
& PRINTING
The Graphic Communications and Printing Technology program
provides a comprehensive understanding of the printing process
and related fields. The student receives training in all major areas,
with preparation to enter one of several printing fields, depending
on interest and ability.
Graduates with technical and mechanical interests find employment
in desktop publishing, pre-press, presswork, and bindery operations.
Skills in computer operations, electronics, photography, chemistry,
and physics will also be useful in these areas.
Graduates with good English and math skills will find employment
in proofreading, estimating, production planning, and sales.
Those students with artistic talent may enter layout and design,
advertising, or commercial art.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:
A graduate of this program will be able to do the following:
* Recognize the major printing processes and their products as
well as the advantages of each process.
* Demonstrate the skills needed for entry-level positions (as
advanced trainees) in the following areas: layout and design,
copy preparation, desktop publishing, film assembly and plate
processing, direct-to-plate applications, press operations, and
bindery operations.
* Assess personal strengths and limitations in various areas of
the graphic arts.
* Demonstrate good work habits: Promptness to class,
willingness to work, and the ability to accept supervision.
* Demonstrate knowledge of equipment and use appropriate
safety precautions.
* Understand the various production departments and the
contributions each makes to the finished product.
* Write clear, concise, legible, and accurate technical reports
using standard grammatical English.
* Demonstrate skill in basic verbal communication.
* Solve basic math problems related to printing operations.

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONs & PRINTING
TECHNOLOGY
SEMESTER 1
GRPH 116 Introduction to Desktop Publishing
GRPH 120 Digital Photography
GRPH 126 Printing Processes I
CIS 111 Intro to Computer Applications
ENG 106 English Composition

4
3
4
3
3

SEMESTER 2
GRPH 150 Intro to Lithography
GRPH 155 Intro to Screen Printing
GRPH 160 Graphic Communications I
GRPH 165 Multimedia and Web Design
Math 111 Business Math(or higher)
ENG Elective ENG 216 or ENG 221

3
3
3
3
3
3

SEMESTER 3
GRPH 207 Bindery and Finishing
GRPH 222 Graphics Communications II
GRPH 214 Print Marketing
GRPH 228 Printing Processes II
CIS 211 Microsoft Excel
Humanities Elective

3
3
3
3
3
3

SEMESTER 4
GRPH 262 Color Theory
GRPH 267 Graphics Communications Studio
GRPH 258 Advanced Lithography
GRPH 272 Web Design

3
3
3
3

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ELECTIVE General Education Elective
3
ELECTIVE Science Elective
3
HEAL Elective HEAL 106 or HEAL 111
1
TOTAL CREDITS

52 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

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