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!!
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 Carroll Community College
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.
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.
BROCHURE & VIDEOS
Brief video of this program
Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):
Videos about CCCTC and other programs
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)
Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day and become certified by the nationally know organization, 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)
Compete at the state and national level- our Print Production Program has been highly successful in state and national competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)
|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>
At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job. <We emphasize professionalism in each program>
|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!
|ARE YOUR READY?
HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:
- 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'
- 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
|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>
|HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE?
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.
|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
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ONET: The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.
OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.
|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)