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Professional Experience before becoming an instructor at CCCTC:
Freelance graphic designer
Designer for Diamond Comics
Set and lighting designer
Master of Fine Art – Sequential Art/Graphic Design and Visual Communications
Instructor at CCC
Print Production is a nationally certified Print ED program that prepares students for a career in graphic design, page layout, illustration, photography, and production. MAC based labs allow students to learn how to edit and create original graphic art with professional grade software. Our print production lab rivals what you would find in industry with such things as a banner printer, t-shirt screening equipment, book binding, and professional printer/copier to name a few. If you have an image in your mind we can create it digitally and produce it in multiple formats. (http://www.gaerf.org/PrintED.aspx )
Up to 17 college credits can be earned through the Art Institute of Washington based on a portfolio review. Qualified students in Print Production can also earn 3 college credits through Carroll Community College.
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What advantages do students get in the Print Producation Program?
Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major. This program puts you in touch with state of the art MAC computers, state of the art software, industry grade print/graphic arts equipment, and technology so students can experience graphic design and print production before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab. (more)
Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and become certified by PrintED. This shows employers you are trained in a PrintED facility and have the skills industry is looking for in a graphic arts/print production employee. These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)
Our Print Production Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
What skills and concepts do students learn in the Print Prodcution Program?
Major Units of Study
- Elements of art and principles of design
- Complete simulated problems in design, illustration, and production
- Create, develop, and apply communication products for a business environment
Getting started on your career path takes skills. Students at CCCTC are evaluated on skill attainment in the following areas for this program (more)
At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job. We emphasize professionalism in each program. (more)
How does the Print Producation Program add VALUE to your diploma?
OUR program is PrintED certified
The Print Productin Program provides the opportunity to earn national certifications in Graphic Communication and Advertising Design through PrintED©. If you want to be set apart from other students in this field, industry certifications give you that edge. (more)
Print Prodcution partners with these Schools......SO STUDENTS CAN EARN COLLEGE CREDITS
College Credits can be earned through articulation agreements with
- Art Institute of Washington – 4 credits
- Bridgemont Community and Technical College – 4 credits
- Carroll Community College – 3 credits
- Montgomery College – 4 credits
- Frederick Community College – 4 credits
Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution.
Even if students have what it takes they still have to APPLY!!
OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!! Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Print Production?
Prerequisites: 'Graphic Communication' or 'Commercial Art' or 'Script Writing and Video Production'
- Communicate and successfully collaborate with others
- Organize information visually
- Critical thinking & problem solving skills
- Create and produce new ideas
- Follow multi-step directions
- Hand-eye coordination
- Manual Dexterity
- Math and reading skills
- Personal and social responsibility on independent projects
- Produce and store information digitally
- Work quickly & accurately under deadlines
SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS. See what you need to apply. For instance, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. (more)
How does CCCTC fit with your home high school?
ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL AND TRANSPORTATION FROM CCCTC
Print Production is a one semester program that runs mods 2-4. Students who have the prerequisites are scheduled for one semester either in their junior or senior year. (arrival/dismissal times and calendars)
Transportation is provided to and from your home high school to and from CCCTC. (there are some exceptions such as community based internship) Students will still have classes at their home high school and may be involved in extracurricular activities. (arrival/dismissal times and other dates)
PREREQUISITES (Completed before you start the program)
- Graphic Arts OR Commercial Art OR Script Writing/Video Production
- 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes
SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (Can be taken as Junior or Senior)
- MODS 2-4 SPRING OR
- MODS 2-4 FALL
SAMPLE EDUCATIONAL PLAN AND PROGRAM OF STUDIES INFORMATION
See Program of Studies for most up to date information.
See different career paths that all start with the Print Production Program.
CAREERS/MAJORS (CCCTC AND...)
ENTRY LEVEL (...HIGH SCHOOL)
TECHNICAL LEVEL (.....2 YEAR ASSOCIATE DEGREE OR TECH CERTIFICATE)
PROFESSIONAL LEVEL (....4 YEAR BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND BEYOND)
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Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!
What do PROFESSIONALS say about the Print Production Program?
(Don't just take our word for it)
PrintED administered by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®) is a national accreditation program, based on industry standards for graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Certification by this agency is usually reserved for postsecondary institutions and must be renewed every three years through an onsite evaluation for the program.
Art Institute of Washington , Bridgemont Community and Technical College, Carroll Community College all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution. Credits are awarded based on that agreement.
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry. (more)
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