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Share 31-204-1 Technical Diploma (TD) 37 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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If you’re looking for a broad overview of the printing industry, this program could be just what you need. You will gain an understanding of the various printing processes through course work, hands-on experience and industry tours. You’ll use current industry software to learn about digital prepress techniques and how to prepare proofs and plates for offset printing. You’ll also learn how to set up and operate a variety of printing equipment, as well as bindery equipment and finishing. You’ll be ready to work in a large printing operation or a small shop.

Career Opportunities

  • Bindery & Finishing Operator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Digital Press Operator
  • Ink Technician
  • Platemaker
  • Prepress Technician
  • Quality Control Technician

Estimated Program Cost


This program will cost about $5,794.65*
based on current tuition and fees.

Additional materials and supplies will cost
about $30.00*.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Prepare a file for Press/Output
  • Run a press
  • Perform post-press operations

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.

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Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs, so you can get the right training at the right time in your career.

Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.
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