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Registrations Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, July 28, 2014

Next Classes Begin: August 18, 2014


For more information call:
754.321.5700

Registrations Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, July 28, 2014

Next Classes Begin: August 18, 2014


For more information call:
754.321.5700

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This is your chance to enhance your professional future and achieve higher earning power. At Broward Technical Colleges, we make it easy to get the same quality education as a private college for a fraction of the cost.

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Digital Printing Technology/Printing & Graphics

McFatter Technical College

NEXT CLASS BEGINS AUGUST 18, 2014

The Digital Printing Technology/Printing & Graphic Communications program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the printing and graphic communication industry. The Digital Printing Technology/Printing & Graphic Communications program is PrintED Certified. PrintED, Administered by the Graphic Arts Education & Research Foundation (GARF) and is a National Accreditation Program.The main objective of this skill-based method of instruction is student proficiency in:

  • Graphic  Design
  • Prepress  
  • Offset Lithographic Operations
The program provides hands-on experience and instructional opportunities in:
  • Computer Graphics
  • Typography
  • Design and layout
  • Computer-to-plate Technology
  • Platemaking
  • Small Press
  • Bindery Operations

Our lab is a full service printing and graphic arts facility.  Modern printing methods are taught using lab procedures, with the photo offset process emphasized and other printing methods reviewed. The program uses  Adobe software - InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

Prerequisites: Completion of orientation, satisfactory scores on the Basic Skills Assessment and an interview with the program counselor.

Program Content: The following stages of the printing and graphic communications process will be accomplished through hands-on training:

  • Computer graphics fundamentals and troubleshooting
  • Basic principles of layout and design, typography and file formatting
  • Adobe software applications covering page layout, illustration, photo retouching and electronic scanning
  • Creating and printing of portfolio projects: logos, business forms, posters, package designs, newsletters, brochures, business cards, and T-shirts.
  • Computer-to-plate technology, proper PDF and file formatting
  • Principles of proofing and platemaking.
  • Small and multi-color press orientation.
  • Identification of various paper grades used in industry.
  • Mixing of printing press inks.
  • Bindery and finishing operations.

 

Total Program Length:   1800 Hours

 

Program Schedule:

Monday-Friday

8:00am-2:30pm

 

Industry Certifications Available:
Adobe Certified Associate for Adobe Photoshop
Printer Certified

 

Program Accreditations:
Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation

 

Contact Information:
Mr. James Morina, Counselor for Digital Printing Technology/Printing & Graphic Communications
(754) 321-5840
james.morina@browardschools.com

 

 

Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees (Books and Materials are Extra)*:

Florida Resident    $5740.00

*Prices are subject to change without notice.  Florida residents must present two (2) types of ID as proof of residency.

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