One or two years, 2 or 3 hours per day
(Year 2 available starting 2022-2023)
ATTENTION! Seeking creative students who want to experience hands-on learning.
Learn how to combine your love of art and your future career goals.
Design graphics for logos, t-shirts, advertising, and promotional items, participate in design competitions, and work with real clients.
Develop an exciting and creative portfolio to advance your college and career opportunities as you incorporate a variety of visual art techniques while learning state-of-the-art computer software.
Learn from many guest speakers both in the industry and in post-secondary education to help you find a career pathway to follow.
Dual Credit Offered**: (Learn more about Dual Credit)
Ivy Tech (up to 6 credits*)
• NEW! VISC 101 Fundamentals of Design (3cr) • VISC 115 Intro to Computer Graphics (3cr)
*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements
**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.
Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)
(Not offered 2021-2022; will be offered to 2nd year students in 2022-2023)
*Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)- ACA Specialist (Illustrator)
*Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)- ACA Specialist - (Photoshop)
*Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)-InDesign
NOTE: All three exams are required in order to count toward Graduation Pathways
*indicates 21-22 IN Promoted Industry Certification
• Graphic Designer • Advertising • Freelance Artist • Illustrator • Web Designer
Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - Skills USA!
Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more!
$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Check out the IN CTE Career Guide and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!
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Hall of Fame
I provide a creative and exciting learning environment for our students to explore Graphic & Web Design careers. Along with being in the industry for over 20+ years myself I also am in the process of earning a degree in Photography. Outside of school, I belong to many organizations that help me keep current in my field. Both of my grown sons and I are J. Everett Light Career Center alumni (as well as a North Central graduates) and we know the benefits and opportunities that we gained by taking classes here and how it has made a great impact on our lives as well as our careers. I love teaching and want to pass these same gifts to my students.