Students learn color theory, the elements and principals of design, typography, and other design basics, to create original artwork using professional software and production equipment. English, fourth-year math, and college credit are available. Related careers include, but are not limited to, graphic design, illustration, printing, photo editing, and marketing.
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Students who successfully complete this course may receive articulated college credit to the following schools: Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, and Muskegon Community College. For information on how to earn articulated credit contact Lindsay Pulsipher at the CTC
Tour the classroom and lab
Enjoy this tour of the Graphic Production classroom featuring large work spaces for group and individual brainstorming and sketching in addition to a tiered lab of iMac computers loaded with Adobe design software.
Enjoy this tour of the Graphic Production lab featuring a large format printer, laser etching machine, screen printing and dye sublimation equipment, and high-speed digital printer.
Instructor: Christine Bell
Mrs. Bell has her bachelor's degree from Kendall College of Art and Design, her Teaching Certificate from Ferris State University, and her master's degree from Cornerstone University. Before teaching, Mrs. Bell spent twelve years as a graphic designer. She then served as a parapro at the Career Tech Center for five years before becoming the primary instructor. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with her family (sons Joey and Danny and husband Paul) and her four dogs (Liberty, Tinker, Maggie Mae, and Chief).
Paraprofessional: Laurie Hundt
Mrs. Hundt has her AS degree in Fine Arts and AAS in Visual Communications from Northwestern Michigan College. She went on to earn her BFA in Visual Communications from Kendall College of Art and Design. Past work experience includes photography, graphic design, and work as a copy shop supervisor. In her free time she enjoys photography, arts and crafts, and riding her Harley.
State of Michigan Curriculum Segments
- Industry Overview
- Health and Safety
- Intro to Design and Image Development
- Intro to Image Output
- Intro to Finishing Operations
- Applied Academics
- New Media, Advanced Design and Image Development
- Advanced Image Output
- Advanced Finishing Operations
- Project Management