Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology

  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Diploma
  • AAS Day Program: 5 semesters, including 1 summer term
  • Diploma Program: 3 semesters, including summer
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester (recommended due to prerequisites)
  • Maximum Number Admitted Annually: 20-24

Career Description

The Graphic Arts field offers a wide range of employment opportunities in the printing,publishing, packaging and related industries. Highly skilled technical and professional careers are
available in one of the largest industries in the nation.

Careers Available

Graduates may find positions as electronic pre-press specialists, computer graphic artists, plate makers, pressman, assistant pressman, packaging specialists, bindery operator, and screen printer. These positions may be in flexography, offset printing screen printing, and digital printing.

Entry-Level Salary

  • $26,000 – $32,000/yr.

Course of Study

Course work will include graphic design, computer graphics, image assembly and image carrier preparation, offset lithographic printing, flexography, screen printing, digital printing, finishing and packaging. This curriculum is one of only four of its type in North Carolina and has official articulation agreements with Appalachian State University and A&T State University.

Recommended Courses and Skills

Computer and math skills.

Helpful Personal Attributes

Creativity, mechanical aptitude, visually and detail oriented.

Program Contact

If you would like additional information about the Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology Program, contact Amos Ferguson, Program Coordinator, at 336.734.7470 or