Graphic Communications


Occupational Objectives: The Career Studies Certificate in Graphic Communications is designed to prepare individuals for various

entry-level positions or to upgrade existing skills to meet technology trends in the printing industry. Procedures and processes will be covered in both

theory and/or hands-on application.

Students complete the program will develop competencies in the following areas:

• Mathematical concepts for practical application

• Basic understanding of various printing processes

• Desktop publishing techniques including Photoshop and InDesign.

• Understanding of the varieties, properties, handling and printing characteristics of paper and inks

• Understanding of safety and health issues and of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

• Understanding of the current trends in technology in the field

The program is structured as follows:

    Lecture Hours Lab Hours Course Credits
PNT 110 Survey of Reproduction  Processes 3 2 3
PNT 131   Principles of Lithography 3  3    4 
 PNT 211 Electronic Publishing 2  2   3 
 PNT 231 Paper and Ink Concepts  2  0   2 
 PNT 132  Principles of Lithography 3  3    4 
 PNT 135  Print Imaging  1  3    2 
 PNT 295 Safety and Health Issues 2  0   2 
 PNT 295 Industry Trends 2  0   2 
   Total Minimum Credits       22


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