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Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT)

Center for Innovative Technologies

Graphic Imaging Technology (GIT)

Center for Innovative Technologies Division: 513.569.1743 • Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 210 • Program Chair: Kathy Freed

Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

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

Representative Job Titles for Graduates

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

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$26,000–$40,000 annually

Employment Outlook

The Graphic Imaging Technology program at Cincinnati State has nearly 100 percent graduate placement. According to the Printing Industry of Ohio, the state has approximately 2,300 printing and publishing companies with over $7 billion dollars in sales. Nationally, more than 1 million people are working 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

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Clemson University
  • Ferris State University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • West Virginia University Institute of Technology
  • Xavier University

Representative Co-op Employers

  • Berman Printing
  • Great American Insurance Company
  • Mr. Label Co.
  • RPI
  • Stevenson, Inc.

Co-op Salary Projections

$9–$16/hour

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