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Graphic Communications

Graphic communication students are taught all aspects of the printing industry.  Students develop the creative and technical ability to turn ideas into printed products through design education and use of appropriate software.  Skill development includes color scanning, photo manipulation, color correction, producing color proofs, color separations, preflighting, page imposition, film output, and imagesetter operations.  The printing section enables the student to understand the offset lithography process including bindery and finish operations.  Students complete the entire process of a project from concept to printing a bound and finished product.

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Available Certifications

  • Adobe Certified Associated in Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • General Industry - OSHA 10-hour card

Articulation Agreements

 Massachusetts Community Colleges, Center for Digital Imaging Arts at Boston University

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Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Design & Layout for Digital & Print Publishing
  • Demonstrate Effective Press Practices
  • Bindery & Publishing Distribution
  • Applying Photographic Principles
  • Utilization of Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Creative Cloud
  • Screen Printing
  • Dye Sublimation

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • Press Operator
  • Plate Maker
  • Screen Printer
  • Bindery Technician
  • Electronic Pre-Press Technician
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Quality Assurance Technician
  • Proofreader
  • Printing Equipment Repair Technician

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Graphic Design
  • Film / Video
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Cinematography
  • Audio and Media Technology
  • Digital Media Production
  • Interactive Media Design
  • Game Developer
  • Printmaker
  • Interior Design
  • Web Design
  • Print Media
  • Printing Management
  • Printing Technology
  • Print Production