Graphic Communications Technology – Screen Printing – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0936.00

This curriculum prepares students in the state-of-the-art techniques used to apply text, graphics and other images to a wide variety of surfaces and materials. Our goal is to prepare students to plan, anticipate, accurately prepare for and print, and thoroughly clean up a job in any one of the many printing areas. Students can learn the basics or expand on skills they have already attained. Instruction covers a wide range of techniques, inks and surfaces; safety and health issues; and training on common types of equipment. Employment opportunities are vast, in local sign, t-shirt and supply firms, both large and small. Many students opt to open their own businesses.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate basic and advanced techniques for screen printing on a variety of standard substrates.
  2. Discuss organization, clean up and safety issues for a screen printing shop.
  3. Produce accurately registered multiple color graphics on a variety of standard substrates with appropriate inks.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the career paths available in Screen Printing.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
GRFX 115BEGINNING SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILE APPLICATIONS2
Select one of the following:4-6
INTRODUCTORY SCREEN PRINTING
SCREEN PRINTING - PLASTICS
and SCREEN PRINTING FUNDAMENTALS FOR SALES AND MARKETING
Semester II
GRFX 116ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILE APPLICATIONS2
GRFX 135INTRO TO ELECTRONIC PREPRESS TECHNIQUES FOR SCREEN PRINTING2
Select one of the following:4-6
INTERMEDIATE SCREEN PRINTING
INTERMEDIATE SCREEN PRINTING
and SCREEN PRINTING FOR SALES AND MARKETING
Semester III
GRFX 137SCREEN PRINTING TECHNIQUES FOR FLAT STOCK2
GRFX 220BASIC DIGITAL IMAGING3
Select one of the following:4-5
ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING FOR PLASTICS AND RIGID SUBSTRATES
PRODUCTION SCREEN PRINTING
and SCREEN PRINTING - TWO AND THREE COLORS
Semester IV
GRFX 221ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING -WEB3
Select one of the following:5
PRODUCTION SCREEN PRINTING
ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING
and SCREEN PRINTING - FOUR AND SIX COLORS
Total Units34-39

Recommended electives

DMA 020AGRAPHIC DESIGN I3
BUS 112BUSINESS ENGLISH3
BUS 116ENTREPRENEURSHIP3
GRFX 245ABASIC PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY3

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree