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PRINT PRODUCTION'S WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the Print Production Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Print Production

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR

Dave Hutchison (Email:   dmhutch @carrollk12.org)  :  

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

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DESCRIPTION

Print Production is a nationally certified Print ED program that prepares students for a career in graphic design, page layout, illustration, photography, and production. A MAC based lab allows 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 vacuum deck, auto feed, 4'x8', CNC cutter; a banner printer; a professional grade t-shirt screening station; book binder; and professional/industial grade print station 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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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- 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)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- 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)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Print Production Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • 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

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

<return to Print Production's index>

 

SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is PrintED© certified- The Print Production 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)

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Print Production partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • 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!

<return to Print Production's index>

 

ARE YOUR READY?

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. 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? 
  2. Prerequisites: 'Graphic Communication' or 'Commercial Art' or 'Script Writing and Video Production'
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • 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
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

<return to Print Production's index>

 

HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?

 

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • Graphic Arts OR Commercial Art
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (junior or senior year)-

  • MODS 2-4 SPRING OR
  • MODS 2-4 FALL

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

<return to Print Production's index>

 

CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

<return to Print Production's index>

 

PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (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)

<return to Print Production's index>

 

Program Accomplishments

<coming soon>

<return to Print Production's index>

 


Student Testimonials

<coming soon>

 

<return to Print Production's index>

 

 

5809'S WEBPAGE

DISCOVER: Learn about the 5809 Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of 5809

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR  

Dave Hutchison (Email:   dmhutch @carrollk12.org)  :  

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

<return to 5809's index>

 

DESCRIPTION  

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.

<return to 5809's index>

 

BROCHURE & VIDEOS

 

Brochure

Brief video

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

<return to 5809's index>

 

ADVANTAGES

 

COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- 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 5809 before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- 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/5809 employee.  These skills allow the best students to come back as CCCTC interns or find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our 5809 Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

<return to 5809's index>

 

MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS  

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

  • 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

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program- <Students at CCCTC are evaluated on SKILL attainment in the following areas for this program> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

<return to 5809's index>

 

SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL  

 EARN VALUABLE CERTIFICATIONS 

OUR program is PrintED© certified- The Print Production 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)

 

EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

5809 partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • 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!

<return to 5809's index>

 

ARE YOUR READY?  

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in 5809? 
  2. Prerequisites: 'Graphic Communication' or 'Commercial Art' or 'Script Writing and Video Production'
  3. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • 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
  • (more)
<return to 5809's index>

 

YOU HAVE TO APPLY!!  

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

<return to 5809's index>

 

HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?  

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • Graphic Arts OR Commercial Art
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM (junior or senior year)-

  • MODS 2-4 SPRING OR
  • MODS 2-4 FALL

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

<return to 5809's index>

 

CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM  

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

<return to 5809's index>

 

PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS  

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (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)

<return to 5809's index>

 

Program Accomplishments  

<coming soon>

<return to 5809's index>

 


Student Testimonials  

<coming soon>

 

<return to 5809's index>