Build Your Future in Printing Technology
Fullerton College offers hands-on training on modern, high-speed equipment. The printing program is dedicated to serving three distinct groups: students who wish to learn more about general printing concepts, color management and the printing process; students who wish to enter the printing trade after obtaining industry certification; lastly, students who wish to transfer after completing an Associate of Science Degree in Printing Technology. The program offers courses in electronic pre-press, packaging production and design, flexography, offset presswork, and screen printing.
Introduction to Printing is the main course that students need to complete for advanced coursework and various certificates. Students can achieve Printing Industries Association(PIASC) certification in electronic imaging and offset lithographic presswork or certification from the Flexographic Technical Association (FTA) in flexography.
The courses in the printing technology program provide theory and laboratory experiences that simulate live production in a commercial work environment. The printing program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the printing field or provide skill upgrading for students currently employed in the printing industry.
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WHAT ARE MY ACADEMIC OPTIONS?
- Certificate – Advanced Sheetfed Offset Presswork
- Certificate – Digital/In-Plant Graphics
- Certificate – Electronic Imaging
- Certificate – Flexography Skills – Pending state approval.
- Associate in Science Degree – Printing Technology
- Certificate – Printing Technology (General)
- Certificate – Screen Printing
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE IN THIS INDUSTRY AND WHAT DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
- Prepress Technicians
- Electronic Prepress Operator
- Printing Press Operators
- Flexographic Press Operator
- Offset Pressman
- Printing Press Operator
- Printing Pressman
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