Graphic Communications Technology


Program Description
(Not accepting new applicants as of 3/22)
Graphic Communications Technology A.A.S. degree prepares students with the technical skills needed to produce a variety of products found in the field, transforming ideas into digital and print media. Topics will introduce the creative process and all of the steps in between to produce the final product. The degree develops strong computer skills using the current industry-standard software in addition to hands-on lab assignments incorporating traditional printing process, digital and wide format printing. The degree includes a capstone course, highlighting skills learned throughout the program, culminating in a strong portfolio that can be used to give an advantage when seeking employment after graduation. May include an opportunity for a job shadow or internship option. The program prepares students for entry-level positions in printing, publishing and related industries. 

To successfully complete the program, a candidate must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all departmental courses and a minimum overall Erie Community College GPA of 2.0.


Program Details

Campus: South

Social Science

Pre-Admission Recommendations: HS or HSE (High School Equivalency) Diploma

Students are encouraged to become active in the Images magazine and/or newspaper. Any student in this program, with or without reasonable accommodations, must be able to:

  • visually identify errors, color correction, or related proofing mistakes associated with various printing or design related functions;
  • stand, sit or walk for long periods of time to operate machinery such as a press, folder, cutter, computer, or other related press or bindery equipment; and
  • lift approximately 20-30 pounds for loading, unloading, or stacking of paper or related supplies.

For more information:
Roberta Schlehr, South Campus
Room 2101B
4041 Southwestern Blvd.
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 851-1827