The Graphic Communications Program
Graphic Communications is a program designed to instruct young men and women in the various aspects of the printing and publishing industries as they relate to design, pre-press, and post-press as well as the art of Screen Printing. Students will use computers utilizing software specific for design and desktop publishing, as well as pre-press operations and estimating.
The students who select Graphic Communications as their career major will receive on going instruction in personal and shop safety as well as troubleshooting and problem-solving in a realistic student/instructor/client atmosphere. Graphics students have recently partnered with students in Life Skills to run our copy center, “Paw Prints”. Lynn Tech has an articulation agreement with North Shore Community College.
The exploratory program introduces 9th grade students to the industry standard software. They explore their talents in graphic design, computer illustration and digital photo enhancement. Shop safety practices are stressed.
Students will be provided with instruction and experiences that will enable them to apply and demonstrate the acquisition of skills in the following areas:
♦ Ability to design graphics using Adobe CS-6 Software
♦ Computer design using State-of-the-Art MAC computers
♦ Job estimating using Franklin Estimating software
♦ Basic and advanced concepts of Graphic Communications theory and Layout & Design
♦ Customer Service procedures including order expediting, scheduling, and billing.
♦ Pre-production, production and post-production practices
♦ Offset press operation
♦ Effective bindery practices
♦ Applying printing knowledge to production processes
♦ Adobe Certification
♦ OSHA 10-hour Certification
♦ First Aid Certification
Upon successful completion of the graphic communications technology program, career opportunities include, but are not limited to:
♦ Postsecondary Education
♦ Digital Imaging Specialist
♦ Graphic Designer
♦ Press Operator
♦ Desktop Publisher
♦ Screen Printer