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Graphic Communication Technologies

Graphic Communication Technologies Career Pathway

For students who are interested in graphic design, print production, and digital art, this pathway allows them to experience the process of creating real-world products. They learn about digital file preparation, image capture, binding and finishing, measurement, and interpersonal skills. Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Graphic Communication Technologies career pathway.

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The award-winning curriculum of the Graphic Communication Technologies pathway teaches students the skills that will lead to employment in print, publishing, graphic design, and other creative careers.

Students are introduced to digital file preparation and output, image capture, offset press operations, binding and finishing, safety, interpersonal skills, specialized design software, and visual communication principles and materials.

Classroom assignments and internship experiences allow students in this pathway to graduate with a portfolio of work, as well as industry-recognized certifications that include graphic design and illustration using Adobe Illustrator and PrintED’s Press Operations, Binding, and Finishing.

Students can choose to specialize in the hands-on printing aspect in the school’s print shop or graphic design using professional software in the pathway’s computer lab.

Milton Hershey School student talks about his internship experience with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

“Art is the way I express myself. I didn’t know I could turn it into a career until I came to MHS. My internship at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts gave me the opportunity to gain mentorship from experts in the field and make connections.”

Malcolm Jones ’18
on his internship at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

Setting Students Up for Success

With advanced design software and an on-campus print shop, students learn how to visually exchange information using technology.

A Milton Hershey School student works on a design project during an internship with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

Core Skills

  • Design thinking
  • Ability to work with technology
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal communication
a person holding a large paper

Future Career Options

  • Advertiser
  • Graphic/web designer
  • Publisher
  • Packaging manufacturer
Milton Hershey School students work with the Adobe Creative Cloud during class.

Certification Options

Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program and its 12 distinct CTE career pathways.

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