Career Major - Desktop Publisher/Graphic Designer

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Desktop Publisher/Graphic Designer - Alva and Fairview Campus
The Desktop Publisher/Graphic Design career major prepares students for careers in electronic publishing. Students acquire fundamental skills in image creation and management procedures and techniques as they create, revise, optimize and export graphics for video, print and web publishing. Students learn digital photography and understand copyright basics. Students gain skills required for Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Print Specialist industry certifications.

Career Major Length: 600 hours

SOC Code: 27.1024
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Fundamentals of Technology* 120
Desktop Publishing & Graphic Design* 120
Multimedia and Image Management Techniques* 120
Digital Editing & Production Photography 120
Career Major Capstone 120

Campus Location
: Alva and Fairview

*This course meets the requirements for a computer science/computer technology course for high school students that are in the OHLAP program.

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes, for those who qualify.

Who Can Enroll: High School Students & Adults

Student Organization: BPA - Business Professionals of America

Tuition and Materials Use Fees:
Full-time in-district adult tuition - $1,200
Full-time out-of-district adult - $2,400
Full-time materials use fees - $300

Salary Range:

Helpful Attributes and Abilities:

  • Reading, language and math skills at the 8th grade level or above
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Dependability

Cluster: Information Technology

Pathway: Web and Digital Communications

Alva Instructor: Mrs. Tami Frascht

Fairview Instructor: Mrs. Jessica Schanbacher

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Updated 6//9/15