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Visual Communications Pre-Press Technician: Pathways Certificate

The Visual Communications program has been suspended for the 2015-16 academic year for program review, and is not accepting new students. Students should contact Susan Rochester, 541-440-4692, for more information. 

The Visual Communications Program has been developed to meet student interest and industry demand for a concentrated, rigorous curriculum that will prepare students for entry-level skills in both print and digital media.

UCC offers an AAS in Visual Communications, and two skills certificates: a 15-credit Visual Communications Assistant Certificate offered entirely on line, and a 21-credit Pre-Press Technician Certificate.

Students in Visual Communications will develop skills in graphic design, layout, typography, photography, and digital media, plus essential career skills such as teamwork and creative problem solving. The Visual Communications Program is structured to assist students in developing a broad range of entry-level skills in both print and web-based applications.

Projects will include corporate identity programs, editorial design, illustration, multimedia presentations, print media publications, packaging design, typography, website design and video production.


Graduates of this program will be qualified to work as:

  • Graphic Design Assistants
  • Publication Designers
  • Web Graphics Producer
  • Digital Pre-press Technician
  • Junior Art Director
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Multimedia Designer

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Why UCC?

Why UCCAt UCC, you can earn a variety of certificates and degrees that can enhance your current career or place you in the workforce sooner. Plus, UCC offers:

• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• Online classes


Prospective students should visit Advising and Career Services to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.

Susan Rochester - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Art
Phone: 541-440-4692

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