Graphic Design

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Description

In the Graphic Design program here at Southern Tech, students learn and apply the fundamentals of various design software applications (such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign). Other skills and techniques this program will cover are image editing, computer vector drawing, page layout, screen printing, binding/finishing, digital photography, and much more! Student will gain valuable knowledge and experience by participating in challenging real world projects and assignments typical of the graphic design industry.

Application

Applicants must complete a Southern Tech Application for Admission. Additional information and applications are available at the Southern Tech campus and online at www.sotech.edu. Enrollment for this career major is open to partnering High Schools (juniors/seniors) and Adults.

Tuition

High School Student: Free. Adult Student (in-district): $3.00 per hour; Adult Student (Out-of-District): $6 per hour; and Adult Student (Out-of-State): $9 per hour. Additional costs may include books, supplies, and miscellaneous fees.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid and scholarships are available for qualifying students.

Program/Courses/Hours

Graphic Design Fundamentals
Safety 15
Fundamentals of Graphic Design 120
Fundamentals of Technology 120
Illustrator I 60
Photoshop I 60
Page Layout I 60
Introduction to Digital Photography 45
Screen Printing / Vinyl Art 45
Total Hours 525
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 1 year
 
Graphic Design Advanced
Safety 15
Fundamentals of Graphic Design 120
Fundamentals of Technology 120
Illustrator I 60
Photoshop I 60
Page Layout I 60
Introduction to Digital Photography 45
Screen Printing / Vinyl Art 45
Safety II 15
Photoshop II 60
Digital Photography 45
Page Layout II 60
Illustrator II 60
Printing & Finishing Processes 60
Advanced Desktop Publishing 120
Workbase Training / Capstone 105
Total Hours 1050
Estimated time to complete (Full Time) 1 year
Estimated time to complete (Half Time) 2 years

 

Certifications and/or Credentials

Fundamentals of Technology
Graphic Design
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
ACA Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator
ACA Print and Digital Media Publishing Using Adobe InDesign
NCRC: WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certification

Certifications may vary by Program and are subject to change without notice.

Student Organization:

SkillsUSA 

Schedule:

Adults (Half Time) 8:00-11:00 AM or 12:30-3:30 PM; Adults (Full Time) 8:00-11:00 AM and 12:30-3:30 PM; High School Students 8:15-11:00 AM or 12:45-3:30 PM (students are encouraged to attend 8:00-8:15 AM or 12:30-12:45 PM for curriculum enrichment)

Employment Options:

The following list is associated with the approved SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) for this program and does not necessarily represent immediate opportunities; additional training may be required for some options listed.

Artist, Creative Director, Creative Manager, Design Director, Designer, Graphic Artist, Graphic Designer, Online Producer, Production Artist, Publications Designer – Approximate Pay Potential: $11-39/Hour(source: https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1024.00):

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