• Graphic Communications

    The Information Age has revolutionized the sixth largest industry in the country, Graphic Communications.  The Graphic Communications program prepares students to enter this dynamic field that features opportunities locally and nationally.  Students rotate through various areas of the program.  Curriculum includes estimating, equipment and chemical safety, maintenance and management. 

    In addition to the unique opportunity to operate and manage the shop-run 'print on demand' copy center, seniors may also participate in the Cooperative Education program and work in a variety of printing establishments where they obtain valuable on-the-job training.

    Program Highlights

    Careers Pathways

    • Customer Service
    • Estimating/Scheduling/Managing
    • On-Demand Copy Center
    • Digital Image Preparation
    • Digital Image Assembly/CTP
    • Variable Data Printing
    • Offset Press Operation
    • Binding & Finishing
    • Embroidery
    • Screen Printing
    • Large Format Printing
    • Sublimation
    • Vinyl Sign Production
    • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Credential
    • Certification Opportunities
    • Color - Function/Chemistry
    • Applied Graphic Arts Mathematics,
      Science & Theory




    • Customer Service Associate
    • Estimator/Planner
    • On-Demand Copy Center
    • Graphic Artist
    • Electronic Prepress Specialist
    • Technical Proofreader
    • Preflight Technician
    • Offset Press Operator
    • Binding & Finishing Operator
    • Digital Print Operator
    • Digital Platemaker
    • Embroiderer
    • Screen Printer
    • Vinyl Sign Production Specialist
    • Quality Assurance Technician
    • Production Manager
    • Graphic Art Sales, Materials,
      Supplies, Services




    Articulation agreements exist with several colleges for students to receive credit for coursework completed while at Shawsheen.