This program is offered by the Computer Electronics & Graphics Technology Department
The Graphics Technology (GTN) curriculum prepares students to enter into the rapidly changing printing and associated industries (graphic arts/graphic communications) which is ranked one of the largest manufacturing industries in the United States. This program covers: Digital pre-media, digital printing, packaging technology, color reproduction, digital photography, graphic management information systems (GMIS), press and post-press operations, as well as science and analytical mathematics, supplemental computer related courses, with business and management courses to round out the curriculum. All of the courses allow digital media content to be created and shared via computer-based publications, printed materials, interactive formats, as well as emerging digital print technologies. The graduates of this program are employed by the industry as: Network enabled Graphic Technologists, Workflow Analysts, Integrated Graphic Technologists, Creative Interactive Graphic Technologists, Management trainees, Production Supervisors, Job Planners and Estimators, Customer Service Representatives, Pre-press Technologists, and Digital Color Print Quality Coordinators. Some of the program’s graduates are owners of digital graphics, print and non-print businesses.
- an ability to select and apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in digital printing & graphics technology.
- an ability to select and apply mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to digital printing & graphics technology problems using principles, applied procedures and methodologies.
- an ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results to improve processes.
- an ability to design systems or processes in digital printing & graphics technology.
- an ability to function effectively on teams.
- an ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
- an ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- an ability to understand professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
- a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.