Course Descriptions

Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
GRT400Intro to Printing Methods4An introduction to a variety of printing methods. Students will explore the vast array of print production methods and work hands-on with the instructor to complete various printed projects. This course involves lecture and hands-on lab work in the areas of press-room operations, offset lithography, screen printing and digital printing. Bindery and finishing methods will also be covered.Loading...
GRT403Production Methods2A continuation of introduction to printing methods, students will learn production methods of multi-color, multi-panel products for screen, offset, digital printing, and flexography.Loading...
GRT404Intro to Visual Communications2Immerse yourself in the dynamic Visual Communications industry. Students will explore various industry fields and career opportunities, orient themselves with the Macintosh computer and Adobe applications environments, learn the basics of color as it applies to graphics projects, and gain knowledge in the legal issues specific to the visual communications industry.Loading...
GRT409Project Planning and Management3A planning and management course specifically for print communications. Cost estimating, ordering, inventory, quality control, job scheduling and management will be covered. Prerequisite: GRT 400, 403 or instructor approvalLoading...
GRT415Digital Imaging I4Students will learn digital image capture, including use of a professional-grade digital camera. Students will then use Adobe Photoshop to adjust and prepare images for professional print production and other media. Throughout this course, students will learn the principles of digital imaging, including image adjustment tools, color science and color management. Prerequisite: GRT 406Loading...
GRT420Advanced Printing Methods4A specialization course in offset lithography. The student will do advanced work in two, three and process color printing. This class will also cover all bindery operation from folding, cutting and stitching. Prerequisites: GRT 400, 403Loading...
GRT424Digital Imaging II4This course is an advanced digital imaging course for students pursuing a digital publishing emphasis in the Graphic Technologies program or the Digital Publishing certificate. Students will work primarily in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to develop advanced digital imaging skills for print and web. Color management and digital image correction will be emphasized. Prerequisite: GRD 463Loading...
GRT426Digital Publishing III4This course is an advanced desktop publishing course for students pursuing a digital publishing emphasis in the Graphic Technologies program or the Digital Publishing certificate. Students will work primarily in Adobe InDesign to develop advanced skills in layout, text formatting and digital production for print and web. Prerequisite: GRD 415, 430Loading...
GRT427Specialty Printing Methods4A course in specialty printing focusing on flexography and screen printing. The student will work in a lab environment to complete multiple-color printed projects, advancing their skills in both printing technologies. Prerequisite: GRT 400, 401, 409, 410Loading...
GRT430Emerging Technologies3This course explores advanced and emerging technologies in the graphic communications industry. Students will be exposed to equipment and software applications that are new to the industry and learn new publishing techniques from hands-on projects. Topics include interactive projects, color management, PDF workflow, variable data publishing and multichannel marketing. Prerequisite: Completion of terms 1, 2 and 3 of the Graphic Technologies program or instructor approvalLoading...
GRT433InDesign III3This advanced course in Adobe InDesign goes beyond the basics of desktop publishing. Students expand their skills to produce complex documents for commercial print and interactive documents for e-publishing. Students will learn to apply XML data to multiple documents, apply database variables and study collaborative workflow techniques. Prerequisite: GRD 415, GRD 430 or instructor permissionLoading...
GRT453Printing Methods Capstone4This is the final course for students pursuing an emphasis in printing technologies in the Graphic Technologies AAS degree program. Students work collaboratively to produce a capstone project, utilizing their skills developed in previous courses. In conjunction, students enter completed projects in a statewide professional competition and prepare both hard-copy and digital portfolios. Prerequisite: Completion of the Visual Communications diploma and Term 4 of the Graphic Technologies programLoading...
GRT455Digital Publishing Capstone4This is the final course for students pursuing an emphasis in digital publishing in the Graphic Technologies AAS degree program. Students work collaboratively to produce a capstone project, utilizing their skills developed in previous courses. In conjunction, students enter completed projects in a statewide professional competition and prepare both hard-copy and digital portfolios. Prerequisite: Completion of the Visual Communications diploma and Term 4 of the Graphic Technologies programLoading...
GRT466Digital Imaging for Print3This course is an advanced Adobe Photoshop course that trains students for a career in professional digital image adjustment. Color management and digital image correction for various mediums in print production will be emphasized. Prerequisite: GRD 463Loading...
GRT932Internship3On-the-job training for Graphic Technologies students. Included is a weekly seminar for the exchange of information review and evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of the Visual Communications diploma and Term 4 of the Graphic Technologies programLoading...