Visual Communications Technology


Program Description
The Visual Communications Technology; Graphic Arts and Printing curriculum uses the latest technology available to transform ideas into digital and print media. We use the most advanced communications tools to prepare you for a career in the third largest high tech manufacturing industry in America. Whether it's traditional "ink on Paper" printing in the form of brochures, newsletters, books, magazines and newspapers, or electronic "digital media" such as web pages and other multimedia products used to entertain and inform throughout the world.

The Visual Communications Technology; Graphic Arts and Printing Degree program curriculum offers specialized courses in electronic publishing, digital imaging, lithographic press and bindery, print administration, web and multimedia. We prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities in this multifaceted industry from the creative and artistic to administrative, managerial and professional through job planning and production.

To enhance graphic arts and printing courses, selected English, math, social science, humanities and science electives are required.

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