Printing Technology (General) Certificate


The Printing Technology (General) Certificate is designed to provide the student with a basic overall understanding of the printing industry and its allied fields. Coursework in the Printing Technology Certificate program incorporates practical hands-on practice and classroom lectures. Students learn to set up and operate offset and digital printing presses and process print jobs. They also learn to create and print digital graphics, with programs like Adobe InDesign or similar often being covered. Students will learn about specialty printing as well, including flexography, package prototyping, and screen printing. This certificate requires a total of 26-31 units. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (18 units):
PRNT 050 F Screen Printing I (formerly PRNT 072AF)2
PRNT 075 FElectronic Prepress I6
PRNT 085 F Introduction to Flexography4
PRNT 171 FOffset Presswork6
Restricted Electives (8-13 units):8-13
Introductory Printing Skills Lab0.5-6
Offset Skills Lab0.5-6
Flexographic Printing Skills Lab (formerly PRNT 090 F)0.5-6
Digital Printing Skills Lab0.5-6
Prepress Skills Lab0.5-6
Screen Printing Skills Lab0.5-6
Self-Publishing Techniques for Sequential Art3
Screen Printing II (formerly PRNT 072BF)2
Screen Printing III (formerly PRNT 072CF)2
Basic Digital Printing (formerly PRNT 070 F)2
Intermediate Digital Imaging (formerly PRNT 070 F)2
Advanced Digital Imaging (formerly PRNT 070 F)2
Advanced Electronic Prepress6
Advanced Flexography4
Introduction to Printing3
Packaging Production3
Color Management3
Prepress for Print using Adobe Creative Suite3
Variable Data Imaging3
Intermediate Offset Presswork6
Advanced Offset Presswork6
Total Units26-31

Outcome 1: Demonstrate proper operational skills required to operate a central impression flexographic printing press to produce single color labels.

Outcome 2: Produce an offset printing plate produced to industry standards.