The Information Age has revolutionized the sixth largest industry in the country, Graphic Communications. The Graphic Arts program prepares students to enter this dynamic field that features opportunities locally and nationally. Students rotate through four areas of the program: Prepress, Press, Bindery and Customer Service. Curriculum also includes estimating, equipment and chemical safety, maintenance and management. In addition to the unique opportunity to operate and manage the shop-run ‘print on demand’ copy center, seniors may also participate in the school’s Cooperative Education program and work in a variety of printing establishments and obtain valuable on-the-job training.
For information on this occupation’s description, required knowledge, job tasks and related job titles, state/national wages and employment trends, visit the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s site for this career field.