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Print Program Overview and Courses

Technical Diploma: 35 Credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible

Career Opportunities

The printing industry is very diversified, covering many distinct job titles. They include desktop publishing, page layout artist, scanner operator, duplicator operator, press operator, press helper, bindery worker, customer service, sales and service. In large printing establishments, you usually specialize in one particular area. In smaller companies, you often perform a variety of functions.

Program Description

Printing is a one-year program. New students may enter the program at the start of the fall semester, provided there are openings. The curriculum is designed to give you a broad overview of the industry. You will gain basic skills in many areas, giving you an understanding of the opportunities available.

Through your training, you acquire skills needed to function in an increasingly specialized and technologically advanced industry. Upon successful completion of the program, you receive a Technical Diploma.

Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Printing and Publishing program at Fox Valley Technical College are prepared to seek employment in the printing industry and are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate proper and appropriate mechanical, chemical and personal safety work habits and practices.
  • Set up and operate a variety of printing equipment in both the pre-press and press areas, bindery equipment and finishing.
  • Understand and apply the concepts related to efficient work flow of printed products.
  • Understand various printing processes, including the strengths and limitations of each.
  • Adapt to change as change takes place in the printing industry.
  • Use skills and knowledge to solve problems.
  • Work effectively in diverse groups to complete individual and team assignments.
  • Communicate effectively with customers and peers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet organizational requirements such as schedules, deadlines and timetables.
  • Demonstrate good work habits such as personal integrity and ethical and responsible behavior.

Program Offered at This Location

  • Appleton Campus - D.J. Bordini Center Printing Technologies Lab

Contact Us

For additional information, call or e-mail Elaine Meyer at (920) 735-4755.

For additional program/admission information, View Program Plan.

Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program