Class 4 Career and Technical Certification Areas


Graphic Arts

An instructor endorsed in Graphic Design (Arts) will have a working knowledge including all areas of design from digital production to pre-press production.

  • General Lab Knowledge and safety practices pertaining to the field and tools/equipment relevant to the application
  • Working knowledge and application of industry standard software to include:
    • Photo
    • Vector
    • Page Layout
    • Web Interactive
  • An understanding of the medias available for output to include multimedia solutions
  • Typography (hierarchy and style)
  • Elements of Art and Principles of Design as they apply to visual design and layout pertaining specifically to composition and aesthetics
  • Illustration
  • Communication skills applied to design as well as collaborative interdisciplinary applications
  • Photography and photo editing/manipulation
  • Knowledge of file types and extensions as applied to prepress packaging and export of finished media
  • Knowledge of writing copy and word editing
  • Understanding of the print production industry when applied to production
  • Social, Commercial, Business, and Industrial Design

If you have at least 10,000 hours (5 years or more) of experience including all or most of the skills listed above please complete the Class 4 application.


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