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.
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.
“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.
- Design thinking
- Ability to work with technology
- Interpersonal communication
Future Career Options
- Graphic/web designer
- Packaging manufacturer
- 6 Industry-recognized certifications
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe InDesign
- Career Safe® OSHA 10 Hour General Industry
Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program and its 12 distinct CTE career pathways.