Graphic Communications

  • Instructor: Mr. Brent Polinksy
    Phone: 724-539-9788 x335
    Program Web Site: www.ewctcgraphics.com
     
     
     
    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

    This course will help students understand the technologies of print media, preparing them for careers in today’s most dynamic fields. Skills are developed in a variety of areas including digital imaging, typography, graphic design, desktop publishing, image capture and graphics. Students are challenged to understand and implement current industry trends utilizing Macintosh computers in conjunction with a vast array of digital printing applications. Program specific software includes In Design, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Students have the opportunity to receive industry certification in two areas: Introduction to Graphic Communications and Digital File Preparation. Students that graduate with PrintED certification have the equivalent of six months of on-the-job training. 

     

    PROFILE OF SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS

    Students entering this program should have good hand-eye coordination. Creativity, communication and problem solving skills, as well as familiarity with many computer graphics and design software programs, spelling and visual communication is helpful. Most people in the industry have good eyesight, color perception and manual dexterity. Attention to detail is a key quality. At a minimum, it is recommended that students follow an academic schedule that consists of college prep courses in English, math, science, and humanities. 

     

    POSTSECONDARY SCHOOLS
    • Bradford School
      • California University of PA
         

     

    • Full Sail University
       
    • Indiana University of Pennsylvania

     

     

    ONE-TO-ONE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS WITH EWCTC
    • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    • Douglas Education Center 
    • Pittsburgh Technical College 
    STATEWIDE ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS
    • Commonwealth Technical Institute
    • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
    • Westmoreland County Community College 
    PROGRAM OF STUDY DUTY AREAS
    • PrintEd Accreditation Program
    • Digital File Preparation
    • Typography
    • Page Layout
    • Image Capture
    • Press Operations
    • Binding and Finishing
    • Illustration
    • Color Theory

     

     CAREER PATHWAYS
    • Graphic Designer
    • Creative Director 
    • Print Production Artist  
    • Cartoonist          
    • Digital Imaging Specialist                      
    • Graphic Artist                  
    • Illustrator           
    • Offset Press Operator

    AVAILABLE CERTIFICATION

    PrintEd Certification

    • PrintEd Certification
    • Adobe Certified Associate