Career Major - Graphic Design Specialist

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Graphic Design Specialist - Alva and Fairview Campus
The Graphic Design Specialist career major prepares students for careers in graphic design for websites, video and/or publications.  Students create, revise, optimize and export graphics as they acquire advanced skills in web design and animation to apply to a digital portfolio. Students also learn digital photography and copyright basics and develop electronic marketing strategies to promote their work. Students gain skills required for Adobe Print Specialist, Adobe Certified Associate and/or Certified Internet Webmaster industry certifications.

Career Major Length: 840 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
Design Tools & Electronic Marketing* 120
Advanced Design Techniques* 120
Graphic Design Specialist 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 - $1,680
Full-time out-of-district adult - $3,360
Full-time materials use fees - $420

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