Jul 14, 2024  
2022-2023 SLCC General Catalog 

Graphic Technician: CP (SLTC)(CTE)

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Certificate of Proficiency | 675 Clock Hours

Program Website
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Program Description
In the Graphic Technician program students learn to communicate with employees, customers, and other businesses through printed material, websites, electronic presentations, videos and other related media.  This program is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the skills and visual literacy needed for employment in the graphic design media industry.  The courses will cover visual language, composition, typography, photography, color, and graphic communication.  The Graphic Technician program provides comprehensive training in software applications and skills to prepare students for employment requiring design responsibilities in a variety of organizational settings.

Career Opportunities
For state and national occupation information, visit http://online.onetcenter.org/find/ and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 27-1024.00 - Graphic Designers  
  • 15-1134.00 - Web Developers
  • 43-9031.00 - Desktop Publishers

Total Program/Course Fees
Tuition and student fees: http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx.
Please visit the program website for up-to-date cost information.

Program Entry Requirements
Students must demonstrate basic education skills as assessed by the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE):

  • Reading: 10
  • Math: 8.0

Documented competency or instructor approval of the following:

  • Beginning Keyboarding (KAOS 0110) or 20 WPM

Program Requirements

Time to Completion

Estimated 675 clock hours.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcome alignment with Student Learning Outcomes  in brackets.

  • Demonstrate the advanced features of design software, file management, using comprehensive knowledge to create visual effective graphics per department and industry standards though projects. [1,2,4,9]
  • Demonstrate the theory and application of design by creating visually effective graphics to department and industry standards. [1,2,4,5]
  • Demonstrate mastery in communication and delivery of skills and knowledge in their projects as defined by department and Industry standards. [1,2,4,5,7,8]
  • Demonstrate knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media by creating projects to competency standards determined by department and industry standards. [1,2,4,5,7,9]
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of a life cycle of a print job, press-room processes by preparing quality print-ready projects ready to submit to a printer as determined by industry standards. [1,2,3,4,5]
  • Demonstrate the fundamentals of color printing and editing to industry standards determined by creating print-ready, pre-press projects. [1,2,3,4,5,7,9]

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