Graphic Communication Systems Majors

Graphic Communication Systems is preparing students for the changing world of web-based communication. Electronic publishing and electronic technical drafting are influencing our society at an exponential rate. Your ability to plan and manage these communication processes is critical to your performance on the job. The design and development of games, publications, web sites, and other communications, and the technology to carry these out are the focuses of graphic communication systems.

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Plans of Study:

  • Design Drafting
  • Media Design
  • Graphic Design

Points of Pride The program is the only program in this area that focuses on both design and technology management. Graduates are employed by a variety of companies, organizations, and governmental agencies. Students learn about both design and graphics technology. The department has a number of student organizations.

Career Paths:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Image Editors
  • Digital Videography
  • Digital Modeling
  • Building Information Modeling
  • etc.
Approximate Starting Salary: $40,000

Contact Information:
Department:  Graphic Design Technology
Dr. Vincent Childress or Dr. Sherry Abernathy
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Phone: 336-334-7550 x53149 or 336-334-7359