Graphic Arts Technology

Graphic artists are in the business of visual communication. Whether through traditional printing or digital channels, graphic artists use the most current technology and advanced communications tools to produce ideas, images and convey information. In the Graphic Arts Technology program at Flint Hills Technical College, students will learn graphic art concepts utilizing the latest industry software. They'll also learn operational procedures and production principles, preparing them for a creative and versatile career.

I chose FHTC because of the variety of different quality programs. They do a great job of not just giving you the tools but showing you how to use those tools to be successful in the career you are pursuing.

Marisela

FHTC Graphic Arts student drawing on an electronic tablet

Program Options

Graphic Arts Technology offers a technical certificate and associate of applied science degree option. High school seniors and juniors are also eligible to apply to this program.

The technical certificate is a one-year program. Graduates will have an understanding and skills to apply graphic art concepts, formulas, operational procedures and production principles in accordance with industry standards. These experiences prepare graduates for entry-level positions in the graphic arts industry. Graduates seeking to continue their education can transfer certificate courses to the Graphic Arts Technology AAS degree program.

The associate of applied science degree is a two-year program that contains technical and general education courses. Graduates will expand their knowledge of graphic art concepts, including photography and production processes.

Associates Degree Course Requirements Technical Certificate Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

The Graphic Arts industry comprises a broad range of visual expressions including design of print materials and digital media. Students will also learn pre and post-production procedures and have hands-on experiences in the production of digital, screen printing, and wide format printing.

Career opportunities include:

  • Commercial Printing
  • Magazine & Book Publishing
  • Screen Printers
  • Advertising Agency
  • Specialty Printers
  • In-house Graphics

Program Faculty

Shannon Crouch
Shannon Crouch

Graphic Arts Technology Instructor

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Shannon graduated from FHTC in 2009 with an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts Technology degree and began her teaching career in 2021. She has 12 years of experience in the graphic arts industry in a wide array of areas including digital sheet-fed presses, wide and grand format printing, vinyl graphic production and installation, screen printing, finishing and binding processes and graphic design.

Rhiannon Coffman
Rhiannon Coffman

Graphic Arts Technology Instructor

Shannon Crouch
620-341-1332
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Shannon graduated from FHTC in 2009 with an Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Arts Technology degree and began her teaching career in 2021. She has 12 years of experience in the graphic arts industry in a wide array of areas including digital sheet-fed presses, wide and grand format printing, vinyl graphic production and installation, screen printing, finishing and binding processes and graphic design.

Academic Partnership

FHTC students who complete an Associate of Applied Science degree in Graphic Arts Technology may be eligible to utilize a 2+2 agreement with the following institutions to further their education.

Emporia State University: Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
Fort Hays State University: Bachelor of Technology Leadership
Kansas State University: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking or Bachelor of Science in Technology Management
Pittsburg State University: Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphics & Imaging Technology or Bachelor of Applied Science
Washburn University: Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Information & Resources

Estimated program costs and testing criteria​ are available in the documents below. Visit our admissions page to learn about admissions steps and other helpful information.

Graphic Arts Technology Cost Sheet View Document
Graphic Arts Technology Cost Sheet - High School Students View Document