This program is designed to give the students an overview of the graphic communications industry.  Students will learn the basic elements of printing and publishing careers, including Adobe illustrator and photoshop, computer illustration, layout and design, digital photography and screen printing.

Program Goals
This program will enable the student to:

  • Excel at technical competencies
  • Engage in productive group activities
  • Develop skill in digital image preparation
  • Understand basic screen printing equipment, ink and substrate selection
  • Produce finished products using the screen printing process
  • Use electronic publishing software programs
  • Understand digital imaging workflows
  • Choose software that is appropriate for a variety of layouts
  • Develop skills in digital photography
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Research careers in the graphic communications industry

Skills Needed
To be successful in this program, you should have the following skills: 

  • Ability to organize information visually
  • Ability to follow multi-step directions
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Ability to work quickly & accurately
  • Creative ability
  • Critical thinking & problem solving skills
  • Basic math and reading skills
  • Ability to communicate and successfully collaborate with others
  • Personal and social responsibility

Graphic Communications I – Syllabus

Graphic Communications II – Syllabus

Mr. McLain’s Graphic Communications Website

Instructor Contact Information

Mike McLain 763-684-2246 Mike.McLain@wrighttech.org