Overview

Note: This program is not currently admitting new students.

The Graphic Imaging Technology prepares students for professional careers in printing, publishing, packaging, and related industries. The core course ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge required for most entry-level jobs in the field.

Students learn the processes for creating art and publishing materials from idea generation to production. Students also gain hands-on experience producing printed materials using the major printing processes, including offset lithography, packaging (flexography), screen printing, and digital printing.

Coursework emphasizes individual and team laboratory performance, while stressing the development of creativity and problem-solving skills.

Beginning in Fall Semester 2020, students entering the Graphic Imaging Technology program are expected to own a laptop computer and a subscription to cloud-based software used in classes.

Related Programs

Audio/Video Production (AVP)Graphic Design (GRD)Web and Multimedia Design (WEBM)

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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Generate artwork using the most popular graphics software programs
  • Prepare files for specific printing process standards
  • Operate and produce jobs on digital, offset, flexographic, and screen printing presses
  • Estimate job and paper costs for clients
  • Produce digital photos optimized for print production

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Prepress Specialist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Press Operator
  • Estimator
  • Color Specialist
  • Sales Representative

Graduate Employment Outlook

Excellent. The Graphic Imaging Technology program at Cincinnati State has nearly 100 percent graduate placement. According to the organization Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky, the tri-state has approximately 2,300 printing and publishing companies, with over $7 billion in sales. Nationally, more than 1 million people work in the graphic communications industry. Printing companies in the Greater Cincinnati area include divisions focused on customer service, pressroom services, and quality control.

$26,000 to $40,000 annual salary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

  • Clemson University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • Eurostampa
  • KDM
  • Mr. Label Co.
  • Phototype
  • RPI
  • Stevenson Color

$0 (unpaid internship) to $12.00/hr

Co-op Salary Projections

Curriculum

Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B) 1 0 1
GIT 100 Introduction to Graphic Imaging Technology ( B) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
ART 125 Design Principles ( B) 2 3 3
MAT 105 Quantitative Reasoning ( G) 2 2 3
Semester 2
MID 190 Career Preparation: Multimedia Information Design ( B) 2 0 2
GIT 105 Ink and Substrates ( T) 3 0 3
GIT 115 Adobe InDesign ( T) 2 3 3
GRD 120 Beginning 2D Graphics: Bitmap ( T) 2 3 3
GRD 130 Beginning 2D Graphics: Vector ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 3
GIT 120 Digital Photography and Imaging ( T) 2 3 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G) 3 0 3
GIT 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Graphic Imaging Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4
GIT 200 Digital Imaging and Publishing ( T) 1 6 3
GIT 240 Flexographic Printing Methods ( T) 1 6 3
GIT 220 Screen Printing ( T) 1 6 3
MKT 115 Marketing Research for Multimedia Professionals ( B) 3 0 3
XXX XXX Art/Humanities Elective (G) 3 0 3
Semester 5
GIT 215 Applied 2D Graphics: Graphic Imaging Technology ( T) 2 3 3
GIT 230 Print Media Workflow ( T) 3 0 3
GIT 250 Offset Printing Methods ( T) 1 6 3
GIT 290 Graphic Imaging Technology Capstone ( T) 0 3 1
Semester 6
GIT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Graphic Imaging Technology ( T) 1 40 2
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G) 3 0 3
Total Credits: 46 129 65

Electives

First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective
Any SOC, PSY, ECO, HST, GEO, LBR, POL 3
Arts/Humanities Elective
Any Transfer Module course from: ART, MUS, THE, or ART 120; or
Any course from: COMM (except COMM 110), CULT, FRN, ITP, LIT, PHI, REL, SPN
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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