Students develop graphic communication skills in a professional production atmosphere. Students utilize computer systems, both PC and Macintosh platforms, high resolution inkjet printers, laser printers and scanners, as well as powerful graphic design and publishing software programs such as InDesign, Quark Express, Microsoft Word, Adobe PhotoShop and others. Students learn to operate Ryobi single and two color offset printing presses, high-speed copiers, platemakers, folders, collators, booklet finishers and other bindery equipment.
The program of study for the Graphic Communications class is taught following the guideline of the Arkansas State Frameworks. The textbook used is Graphic Communications by Z. A. Prust, the most recently approved text for Graphic Communications on the LRSD text book list.
The Printing Department is utilized by all 48 schools in the LRSD to supply most of their printing needs for the school year. For the past five years, the students were involved in printing over 800 jobs annually for the Little Rock School District at a commercial value of approximately $300,000.00 per year.
Graphic Communications education at Metro can help guide you into the exciting world of graphic design and reproduction, which can be both ‘skills challenging’ and ‘financially rewarding'. Whether
your post graduation plans include direct workforce entry or you choose higher education, Graphic Communications is the right career choice for you!