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Visual Communications

The program introduces a broad spectrum of the Visual Communications industry, and provides students the opportunity to express their creativity and learn design and production techniques. The program will teach students how to apply their creativity toward viable career options. Visual Communications is a two year program.

First Year Students

Students in their first year will learn about the fundamentals of the Visual Communications industry. They will rotate between the design lab and print production labs, each containing current production equipment and computer technology. Some major areas students will learn about include basic design concepts, Adobe design and layout software, concept and image development, printing and bindery processes, and employability skills. All first year students will receive safety training in the beginning of the school year.

Students will leave the first year with a comprehensive understanding of the graphics and print industry, skills in design, layout and print, basic employability skills, a resume, and many portfolio-ready pieces to showcase what they have learned.

Second Year Students

Students in their second year have the experience of operating a service desk, taking in real-world design and production jobs. In addition to these work-based learning experiences, students have the ability to further explore the many facets of Visual Communications.

Students are placed in situations to develop leadership and communication skills while they produce products for clients and are given assignments that develop problem solving skills. This keeps them open to new experiences so they can adapt to changes and new technologies within the Visual Communications industry once they graduate from our program.

Not sure if you are a good fit for this program? Each program has a list of recommendations to follow when placing students in classes called "SUCCESS INDICATORS". Students do best when their characteristics align with these recommendations.

Success Indicators for all programs

Potential Jobs

  • Artist
  • Graphic Artist
  • Photographer
  • Press Operator

Potential Careers with Income

Career Credentials & Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Certificate
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe InDesign
    • Adobe Premiere Pro

Free College Credit Opportunities

Meet the Instructors