In Grade 12, students receive instruction and demonstrate skills in how to estimate jobs, advanced typesetting, color theory, the characteristics of paper grades, advanced press operation and advanced bindery operation. They will participate in in-school graphics project for customers. Students will demonstrate the ability to complete a job application, interview and to perform entry-level job readiness and trade skills. Students reaching an acceptable level of proficiency may be eligible for Work-based Learning (WBL). Each student will take the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute exam, which is a performance-based test.
Students successfully completing this course of study will be able to pursue a two-year graphics design degree at colleges and universities or go on to a four-year degree in graphics design. Students can obtain immediate employment in the graphics field. Jobs include: layout assistant, pre-press production, advertising and quality control. Students graduating from Graphics Technology also find success in the military in fields such as communications and public affairs.