Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT)

Description

The Graphic Imaging Technology program prepares students for professional careers in printing, publishing, packaging, and related industries. The core course ensure that graduates have the skills and knowledge required for most entry-level jobs in the field.

Students learn the processes for creating art and publishing materials from idea generation to production. Students also gain hands-on experience producing printed materials using the major printing processes, including offset lithography, packaging (flexography), screen printing, and digital printing. Coursework emphasizes individual and team laboratory performance, while stressing the development of creativity and problem-solving skills.

Related Programs

Program Code

GIT.AAS

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Generate artwork using the most popular graphics software programs
  • Prepare files for specific printing process standards
  • Operate and produce jobs on digital, offset, flexographic, and screen printing presses
  • Estimate job and paper costs for clients
  • Produce digital photos optimized for print production

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Prepress Specialist
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • Press Operator
  • Estimator
  • Color Specialist
  • Sales Representative

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$26,000 to $40,000 annual salary

Employment Outlook

Excellent. The Graphic Imaging Technology program at Cincinnati State has nearly 100 percent graduate placement. According to the organization Printing Industries of Ohio and Northern Kentucky, the tri-state has approximately 2,300 printing and publishing companies, with over $7 billion in sales. Nationally, more than 1 million people work in the graphic communications industry. Printing companies in the Greater Cincinnati area include divisions focused on customer service, pressroom services, and quality control.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Clemson University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Eurostampa
  • KDM
  • Mr. Label Co.
  • Phototype
  • RPI
  • Stevenson Color

Co-op Salary Projections

$0 (unpaid internship) to $12.00/hr

Curriculum

Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
GIT 100 Introduction to Graphic Imaging Technology ( B) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
MKT 115 Marketing Research for Multimedia Professionals ( B) 3 0 3
ART 125 Design Principles ( G) 2 3 3
MID 110 Digital Media Concepts ( B) 2 2 3
Semester 2      
MID 190 Career Preparation: Multimedia Information Design ( B) 2 0 2
GRD 110 Beginning 2D Graphics ( T) 2 3 3
GIT 105 Ink and Substrates ( T) 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
GIT 120 Digital Photography and Imaging ( B) 1 4 3
Semester 3      
GIT 115 Adobe InDesign ( T) 2 3 3
MAT 120 Technical Mathematics ( G) 2 2 3
GIT 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Graphic Imaging Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 4      
GIT 200 Digital Imaging and Publishing ( T) 1 6 3
GIT 240 Flexographic Printing Methods ( T) 1 6 3
GIT 220 Screen Printing ( T) 1 6 3
Semester 5      
GIT 215 Applied 2D Graphics: Graphic Imaging Technology ( T) 2 3 3
GIT 230 Print Media Workflow ( T) 3 0 3
GIT 250 Offset Printing Methods ( T) 1 6 3
GIT 290 Graphic Imaging Technology Capstone ( T) 2 3 3
Semester 6      
GIT 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Graphic Imaging Technology ( T) 1 40 2
XXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science Elective (G)   3 0 3
Total Credits:   44 129 64

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective  
Any CRJ, SOC, PSY, ECO, HST, GEO, LBR, POL 3

Contacts

Program Chair
Kathleen (Kathy) Freed, BA
(513) 569-5751
Co-op Coordinator
Andrea (Andi) Feld, BA
(513) 569-1457
andrea.feld@cincinnatistate.edu