Graphics Technology

Contact Info

Vijay Raol, Coordinator
Graphics Technology Program
School of Business, Aviation and Technology
Room 406 Engineering Technology Building
Phone: 304.367.4104


The Graphics Technology program at Pierpont Community and Technical College is a program that prepares students for careers in the graphics industry.

Program Purpose:
The A. A. S. Graphics Technology Degree provides training in visual communications, where students will learn to plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems.  This program focuses on the technical aspects of graphic design, preparing students for entry-level positions in areas of print, multimedia, and web design.

Program Goals:
Upon successful completion of the AS degree in Graphics Technology, Students will be able to:

  • Operate a Macintosh Computer.
  • Define, analyze, plan, and Produce an original multimedia CD or DVD.
  • Design, implement, and maintain original websites.
  • Use basic photography for graphic design solutions.
  • Create original digital artwork for graphic design solutions.
  • Shoot and digitally alter original digital photographs.
  • Plan, create, refine, and produce an original Flash animation.
  • Create designs and computer layouts for original printed graphics such as a posters, billboards, letterheads, and business cards.
  • Create, by hand or through computer software, original illustration art for graphic design solutions.
  • Students who choose to pursue the Internet publishing option (an additional 9 credits) will be able to generate design solutions for inter-active media.
  • Students who choose to pursue the Electronic publishing option (an additional 9 credits) will be able to perform graphic design services in the print environment.

Graduates with the Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphics Technology are qualified for entry level positions to work as Layout Artists, Graphic Design Assistants, Web Design Technicians and Free-lance Graphic Artists.

Many students continue their education towards a Bachelors degree in Graphics Technology, Graphic Design or related fields.

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