Student Excellence Exhibition
Celebrating the Spectrum of Graphic Arts Technology
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
5:30pm – 7:30pm
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Most, if not all, credits earned in COD’s Associate in Applied Science programs will be accepted as transfer credits to these colleges. As always, the college you are applying to will review your coursework for final acceptance of transfer credits and courses. Apply early!
Check out GRAPH COMM CENTRAL for a complete listing of colleges and universities that offer Graphic Arts related curriculum or http://teched.vt.edu/gcc/HTML/CollegesUnivsSchools.html
University of Central Missouri
Graphic Arts Technology Management is a four year baccalaureate program which prepares personnel for entry-level management, marketing, and technical positions in graphic arts, printing, and packaging related industries. Graduates of the program have a broad-based background in graphic arts and can obtain a specialized area of expertise. Some of the positions that graduates of this program currently hold include estimator, salesperson, expediter, scheduler, plant superintendent, buyer, customer service and technical sales representatives.
UCM's Graphic Arts Technology Management Program is fully accredited by The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE).
The Master of Science in Technology is a graduate program which permits the student to receive advanced education in graphic arts. Both technical and management courses may be designed into this program to customize it for the student's career goals.
Graduates of these programs have worked in the graphic arts industry at various levels of the field nationwide. A high percentage of Central Missouri's graphic arts graduates are employed in Missouri, but the growing awareness and recognition of the program has significantly increased opportunities elsewhere.
For more information about graphic arts and the university, contact the program coordinator: David Barabas G113B, School of Techonology University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: Campus: 660-543-4504 Fax: 660-543-4578
Central Missouri State University:http://www.ucmo.edu/
CMSU Department of Graphics:http://www.ucmo.edu/technology/degrees/ga.cfm
Ferris State University
Why Choose Printing Management?
Offered through the Printing and Imaging Technology Management Department, the Printing Management program addresses small business management, job planning, estimating, marketing, and embracing the rapidly changing business environment. Today's manager in the printing industry must be knowledgeable of all traditional printing methods as well as how to best use leading-edge technology to remain competitive.
Prepare for a Great Career
Nearly one-third of the nearly three-quarters of a million people employed by the printing industry are over age 55. That means excellent opportunities for individuals who love to solve problems and work in a fast-paced environment on some of the most technologically advanced systems in the world. There are career opportunities in sales, marketing, accounting, information systems and production management. More than 80 percent of the printing companies in the United States employ less than 50 employees. This allows graduates of Ferris State University's Printing Management program excellent opportunities to stay close to the technology, people and business operations. Average starting salaries range from $30,000 to $ 40,000 a year.
Students wishing to enroll in any of the programs in the Printing and Imaging Technology Management Department at Ferris may begin in either fall or winter semester. Students must have completed an associate degree in Printing and Digital Graphic Imaging or Graphic Design from Ferris or an equivalent associate degree from another institution with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students with the highest GPA or ACT scores are admitted first.
The Printing Management program at Ferris leads to a bachelor of science degree. Students must complete a 400-hour internship prior to graduation and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in core classes, in the major and overall. Students must complete all general education requirements as outlined on the General Education website.
For more information:
Printing and Imaging Technology Management
Ferris State University 915 Campus Drive/SWN 312 Big Rapids, MI 49307
Ferris State University: http://www.ferris.edu/
FSU Printing Management: http://catalog.ferris.edu/programs/283/
Illinois State University
The Graphic Communications program is a is a curriculum related to digital media development, traditional and digital printing, publishing, packaging, and Web site preparation and management.
Students apply creative problem solving while learning about technology and management practices related to the production and distribution of graphic media in its many forms. The graphic communications industry is one of the 10 largest industries in the United States. It includes more than 50,000 individual graphic arts facilities distributed throughout all 50 states. Close to one million people are employed in this industry and the Chicago area is one of the most dynamic graphics centers in the country, employing thousands of graphic communications workers. Graduates from this program are in high demand.
Students engage in hands-on activities with high-tech equipment related to digital imaging, document layout, multimedia, Web site development, and print technologies.In order to meet the dynamic needs of the graphic communications industry, the curriculum is continually assessed and modified based on input from industry leaders and graphic communications professionals.
For more information:
Contact Cathy McKay for Undergradute advising at: (309) 438-2665
Location: Williams Hall 310
Normal, IL 61790 • (309) 438-3661
Illinois State University: http://www.ilstu.edu/
Phone: (309)438-2737 • Fax: (309)438-8626
Robert Morris College
The Graphic Arts Concentration at Robert Morris College will prepare students to analyze and organize information to design complex multipage documents and effective visual communications. Students will organize information and materials and use a variety of computer software to produce visual solutions. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of typography, digital graphics and layout formats. Students will prepare digital documents that demonstrate knowledge of industry standards to facilitate prepress, printing, binding and finishing services.
The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Graphic Design, Graphic Arts Concentration is designed to provide advanced coursework and experience in media arts, digital effects, and animation. The concentration builds on career specialties including, but not limited to, interactive media departments for advertising and marketing agencies, educational software companies, game design, and multimedia companies. Graduates with this concentration would obtain positions requiring conceptualization, writing, visual communications, and specialized computer production skills for multimedia and interactive presentations.
For more information:
Robert Morris College’s Institute of Art and Design • DuPage Campus
905 Meridian Lake Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
Toll Free: 800-RMC-5960 • Fax: 630-375-8000
The Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging (PCI) is internationally recognized in terms of high quality applied research and high caliber graduates. You'll be taught in state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, located in the new College of Engineering and Applied Sciences world leading campus, located in the Parkview Business Technology and Research Park.
Class sizes are smaller, with one-on-one interaction with faculty and industry personnel. You'll be learning with technologically-advanced methods and tools and, you'll be taught by the finest professors and faculty that WMU has to offer. When you get your first job offers, you'll be able to 'hit the ground running! That's why corporations feel confident hiring WMU PCI graduates!
Throughout the last fifty years, graduates have always successfully placed with some of the highest starting salaries in the limitless and cutting-edge fields of engineering. All students participate in hands-on summer internship and co-op experiences with the paper, chemical and printing industries. Industry depends on the department to fill their positions with students in the program.
The department offers B.S. degrees in Paper Engineering, Paper Science, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging. M.S. and PhD degrees are offered in Paper and Imaging Science and Engineering. Our Chemical Engineering program offers the unique areas of concentration in Paper, Life Sciences, Energy, and Environment. We recently modified our Imaging program to reflect changes in the industry including high speed digital printing and color management.
For more information about imaging, write to:
Dr. Said AbuBakr, Professor and Chairman
Department of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Western Michigan University Department of Paper and Printing Science and Engineering
1104 Welborn Hall Kalamazoo, MI 49008 • (269) 387-2775
Western Michigan University: http://www.wmich.edu
WMU Paper and Printing Science: http://www.wmich.edu/ppse
Northwood's Lisle Program Center provides working adults who have earned anassociate's degree or significant college credit and have a minimum of three years work experience an opportunity to conveniently complete the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree within an accelerated time frame.
We take great pride in our academic program and in personal one-to-one interaction with prospective and enrolled students. We develop an individual plan with each student that includes previous transfer credit, work life portfolio credit, and possible additional transfer credit to combine with Northwood coursework.
Knowing that time and financial constraints are major issues in completing a degree, we created
The Northwood Advantage that includes Fast Track, 2+2 and 3+1 optionsbased on community college coursework applicable to the Northwood degree. These options together with a very competitive tuition, compared to other private colleges and universities in the Chicagoland area, provide an extremely cost effective means to complete the bachelor's degree.
We are available to meet with you during the week, evenings and selected Saturdays. Call the Illinois Outreach/Lisle Program Center at 630.964.6200 to arrange a convenient time and/or request our information packet. There is no obligation to apply until you have determined that Northwood's program is right for you. Assisting you in achieving your educational goal is our priority and reward.
The mission of Northwood University is to prepare qualified undergraduate and graduate learners of any age or station with the tools, skills, and intellectual capacities for productive leadership careers in a global economic network of free markets and private enterprise. The University emphasizes experiential learning and innovation at graduate and undergraduate levels for both traditional and non-traditional students. Through general education and focused discipline study, learners are prepared for varied management careers.
Northwood University, Lisle Program Center
6010 S. Route 53,
Lisle, IL 60532-3600