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Graphic Technologies

Why Choose Graphic Technologies?

The graphic communications industry boasts one of the most diverse sets of employment opportunities in America, with opportunities in every state and most cities and towns. Graphic design works with print, web, packaging, copy shops (digital print), commercial print, sign companies, and more. From business cards to wrapping cars, catalogs, websites, and social media, our students have choices.

The CPTC Graphic Technologies program provides a clear pathway to employment through the skills we teach and the experience we provide. Learn the entire Adobe Creative Suite and, most importantly, how all the applications work together to complete a project. When it looks good on the screen, you're only halfway done; you must be able to repurpose what you've created for output and a variety of media outlets.

If you're a creative person who loves art and design, this might be the program and career path for you.


If you enjoy using your creativity and innovation to design and influence visual communications, our Graphic Technologies program can prepare you to work with commercial printing companies, pre-press imaging companies, advertising agencies, newspaper and magazine offices, screen printing and sign companies, and more.
How Long It Takes:

Graphic Technologies AAT or AAS-T Degree: 5 quarters

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees.

Potential Careers

Graphic Designer

Graphic Designer Career & Wage Details

Desktop Publisher

Desktop Publisher Career & Wage Details

This is not a guarantee of employment or a certain wage. Full career data available at

Career Pathway

Gainful Employment Data

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Meet Your Instructors

John Moyer
Bldg 11, Rm 154

Darryl Owens
Bldg 11, Rm 158

Graphic Technologies Program Information Sessions usually occur at 3 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month.

To learn more about information sessions, visit

Visit the Academic Calendar at to see when the next information session is scheduled.




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Graphic Technologies Student Designs New Lakewood Playhouse Logo

CPTC alum Joe Lydic works as the art director at ProAmpac in Auburn.

Whenever you go the store, it’s almost guaranteed you see a package that has been influenced by Joe Lydic. A Clover Park Technical College alum, Lydic is the art director at ProAmpac in Auburn.

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Graphic Technologies Student Designs New Lakewood Playhouse Logo

CPTC Graphic Technologies student John Barger designed 80th Anniversary logo for the Lakewood Playhouse as part of a collaboration between the local theatre and CPTC.

Lakewood Playhouse and the CPTC Graphic Technologies program worked together throughout the past five months to give students the opportunity to design the new logo, under guidance from the theatre’s resident poster designer James Stowe.

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Graphic Design Student Earns Prestigious Fellowship

Ben standing in Student Center

Ben Donan stands in front of the Student Leadership and Service Center, where he works for Associated Student Government as a graphic designer.

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