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Career Area: Arts, AudioVisual Technology and Communications
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-204-2
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Graphic Communication Technologies Careers

This program covers the complete printing process, starting with basic layout and design and an introduction to printing and ending with advanced courses in all of the various areas of printing. Specific areas covered include computer design, electronic pre-press, plate making, presswork, binding and finishing, digital photography and video, estimating and customer service. The program focuses on providing hands-on training on typical software programs, printing presses and bindery equipment.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Quality Assurance Manager
Imaging Technician
Digital Design
Production Coordinator
Project Manager

Average Median Wage


Graphic Communication Technologies Programs

Over one million skilled professionals are employed nationwide in producing printed materials such as brochures, books, magazines, catalogs, games, business forms, billboards, and all types of packages. The Graphic Communication Technologies program is geared toward preparing students for a wide range of employment in the printing industry. It provides a basic and well-rounded foundation of knowledge and skills that will prepare students for their first job or will help students continue career advancement.

Graphic Communication Technologies Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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