Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology, AAS

Request Information

Request Information for Program

Program Intro

The Graphic Arts & Imagining Technology–A30180 curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for employment in the printing, publishing, packaging, and related industries. Students will receive hands-on training in computer publishing, imaging technology, offset lithography, screen printing, and emerging printing technologies. Training may also include flexography, graphic design, and multimedia. Graduates should qualify for career opportunities within the printing and publishing industries.

Curriculum Preview

Sample Courses

  • ACA 122 – College Transfer Success
    Provides information and strategies necessary to develop clear academic and professional goals beyond the community college experience.
  • GRD 141 – Graphic Design I
    Introduces the conceptualization process used in visual problem-solving. Emphasis is placed on learning the principles of design and on the manipulation and organization of elements.

Sample Courses

  • GRA 255 – Image Manipulation I
    This course covers applications associated with electronic image manipulation, including color correction, color separation, special effects, and image conversion.
  • GRD 142 – Graphic Design II
    This course covers the application of visual elements and design principles in advertising and graphic design.

Sample Courses

  • Art 111 – Art Appreciation
    Introduces the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principles to various art forms including but not limited to sculpture, painting, and architecture.
  • PRN 155 – Screen Printing I
    Covers screen printing techniques and materials. Topics include methods, materials, design, and image and stencil preparation techniques.

Sample Courses

  • GRA 222 – Graphic Arts III
    This course is a continuation of GRA 221. Topics include advanced electronic pre-press, press operation, and post-press procedures.
  • GRD 271 – Multimedia Design I
    Introduces the fundamentals of multimedia design and production for computer-related presentations.

Sample Courses

  • GRD 265 – Digital Print Production
    This course covers preparation of digital files for output and reproduction.
  • GRD 280 – Portfolio Design
    Covers the organization and presentation of a design/advertising or graphic art portfolio and appropriate related materials.

Paying for College

What is financial aid? Financial aid is money that is given or borrowed to help pay for college. It can come from federal, state, local, school and private entities. North Carolina and the federal government award millions of dollars each year to help students pay for college. Don’t forget Scholarships! Scholarships are gifts. They don’t need to be repaid. There are thousands of them, offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.

Paying for College
Tuition and Fees
Types of Financial Aid

Who to Contact

For more information:
Dwight Downie
Graphics Program Chair/Instructor/Printing Services Manager

Science/LAP (Bldg 027), Room 135
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 604
Fax: (252) 233-6879

Additional Commercial Services
and Education Programs
View More Programs
Additional Commercial Services
and Education Programs
View More Programs