Graphic Design

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Adults & High School Juniors and Seniors

This program prepares students to use design principles to solve graphic design problems and communicate visual messages to the intended audience in innovative ways. They conceptualize and develop images for specific commercial or promotional needs. Students plan how words and images are presented in printed and digital formats including: identity packages, annual reports, advertising campaigns, magazines, books, posters, brochures, packaging, newspapers, promotional products, letterheads, greeting cards, CD covers, and invitations, and much more. They will learn to be skilled in various design software including page layout, photo manipulation, and illustration. They will also be skilled in developing unique, innovative, and effective solutions to design problems, and will have the ability to communicate and present concepts and solutions orally and in writing.

Program Details

Who can attend?

This career program is open to adults and high school juniors and seniors.

  • Adults can choose to attend the A.M. or P.M. session. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Course Name
Introduction to Graphic Design
Computer Drawing: Illustrator
Print and Digital Media using InDesign
Multimedia & Image Management Techniques 
Advertising Layout
Image Editing: Photoshop II
Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design 
Portfolio Development I
Work-based Learning Capstone (Internship)
Total Class Hours: 1050




Class Times

  • Start Date: August & January
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • A.M. Hours: 9:15 - 12:25
    • NPS 9:15 - 12:05;
    • MPS 9:35 - 12:25
  • P.M. Hours: 1:15 - 4:10
    • NPS: 1:15 - 4:10
    • MPS: 1:15 - 4:10
  • Evening Hours: N/A
  • Adults can choose to attend A.M. and/or P.M. sessions. 
  • High school students can attend half day, A.M. or P.M., to be decided during career advisement session.


Credentials Available

  • ACA Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • ACA Graphic Design and Illustration with Adobe Illustrator
  • ACA Print and Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign


Gainful Employment

Is this program right for me?


  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Originality
  • Visualization
  • Category Flexibility and Inductive Reasoning

Completion & Positive Placement Rate

  • On-Time Adult Completion Rate: For more information contact the Data Management Coordinator
  • Positive Placement Rate: 82.4%

Positive Placement Rate includes Military, Continuing Education and all Employment, related or not related. The rate information provided below is based on the most current data available.

Potential Occupations

  • Graphic Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Project Manager


Potential Wages

  • US - $13.44 - $39.43 Hourly; $27,950 - $82,020 Annually

    OK - $11.55 - $33.42 Hourly; $24,030 - $69,510 Annually           

  • SOC Code: 27-1024.00 - Graphic Designers

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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid Eligibility: Title IV Eligible
  • Loan Debt: $0.00
  • CIP Code: 50.0402

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Are there prerequisites for this program?

A:  Refer to the "Prerequisites" tab above.

Q: What are possible occupations for me?

A: Refer to the "Potential Occupations" tab above.

Q: What certifications are available?

A: Refer to the "Credentials Available" tab above.

Q: What is the cost of this program?

A: Refer to the "cost" tab above.

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