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Corrugated Press Operation (C) New

13 Credits Location: Appleton

You’ll be on your way to entry-level employment in this stable career field. This certificate will give you the skills you need to get started in corrugated box printing, allowing you to continue your education toward an associate degree once you’re employed. You’ll learn about the flexographic printing process, including press operation, equipment maintenance, color theory and printing materials. You’ll also learn job search strategies to help you jump start your career.

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Flexographic Press Operation, Narrow Web (C) New

13 Credits Location: Appleton

Get into the job market quickly with these skills. You’ll learn how to prepare job orders and how to operate a flexographic printing press. You’ll print multiple narrow web projects according to customer specifications. Your training will also include color theory, measurement and matching. In addition, you’ll learn strategies for establishing a successful career in the industry.

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Flexographic Press Operation, Wide Web (C) New

13 Credits Location: Appleton

This certificate can help you gain entry-level employment using a wide web printing press to create a variety of packaging and label products. You’ll learn about job order preparation and color theory, along with advanced techniques to print color work for wide web, narrow web and corrugated flexography. Get your start on this promising career pathway.

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Package & Label Printing (TD)

32 Credits Location: Appleton

One of the most common processes for printing packaging and labels of all types – including food packaging – is flexography, and it’s a thriving industry in the Fox Valley region. In this program, you’ll learn how to use the flexographic printing process with materials such as plastics, metallic films, cellophanes, corrugated fiberboard and paper. You can choose to focus your training on the digital file work related to prepress operations, or on the technical skills necessary to operate the printing press. There is strong demand for people with these skills. Get the training you need for this growing career field.

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Package & Label Printing Technician (AAS)

67 Credits Location: Appleton

The large number of package and label printing companies in the Fox Valley, and projections for strong industry growth, make this an exceptionally good career choice. You’ll learn how to use the flexographic printing process to create packaging and labels of all types, including for the food industry. You’ll work with materials such as plastics, metallic films, cellophanes, corrugated fiberboard and paper. You’ll learn all areas of the flexographic process, from electronic prepress, platemaking, plate mounting and ink management to printing press operation. In addition, you’ll gain skills in team building, quality, process control and technical reporting. You’ll get plenty of hands-on experience using state-of-the-art printing equipment. With this degree, you’ll be well prepared for a promising, stable career in flexographic printing.

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Printing (TD)

35 Credits Location: Appleton

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.

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Printing & Publishing (AAS)

61 Credits Location: Appleton

In this program, you will learn about the major printing processes and the strengths and limitations of each. You’ll learn to use industry software such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Your training will give you the skills to run offset presses and related bindery equipment, and you will use your knowledge to solve printing and publishing problems. In addition, you will learn about job opportunities in this industry, and an internship will provide experience and contacts in the field. With this degree, you’ll be on the way to a great career.

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Movers and Makers

Movers and Makers

Two Fox Valley Tech grads are part of a movement to invigorate careers in manufacturing. Read about Jonathan and Ryan’s success stories in ...

High-Demand Careers: ...

High-Demand Careers: ...

When one dream faded, a new door opened for Jonathan Patton, a graduate of FVTC’s Package & Label Printing program.

Focus on Workplace ...

Focus on Workplace ...

A local packaging firm finds results in employee development thanks to a customized workplace training plan from Fox Valley Technical College.

Giving That Works: ...

Giving That Works: ...

Larissa Salmon originally enrolled in a four-year university, but when she received her first tuition bill, she decided to look into other options.

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Types of Offerings



AAS - Associate Degree
TD - Technical Diploma
C - Certificate
A - Apprenticeship

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