Graphic and Digital Design

Hands-On Training:

  • Safety
  • Drawing & Illustration
  • Color Theory & Application
  • Digital Imaging
  • Design, Layout, & Production
  • Typography
  • Digital Photography
  • Professional Practices

Equipment & Resources:

  • Macintosh computers
  • Roland large format cutter/printer
  • WinZing laser engraver
  • Four-color manual silk screen printing press


  • ACT National Career Readiness
  • Adobe Certified Associate Certification:
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe Photoshop
About three in ten designers are self-employed; many do freelance work in addition to holding a salaried job in design or another occupation.


Articulation Agreements:

Pennsylvania College of Technology
GJCTC Program: Graphic Design
Credits Given: 9

Penn Highland Community College
GJCTC Program: Graphic Design
Credits Given: 6

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College
Degree: Associates of Applied Science Technology Management
Credits Given: 15 credits

Mount Aloysius College
Degree: Associates of Science in Applied Technology
Credits Given: Maximum of 30 credits

(Students must have earned a diploma in the Commercial Arts program with a cumulative grade of “C” or better will be eligible to transfer credits)

PA SOAR Program

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To Qualify For Free SOAR Credits Offered at Participating Colleges:
  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
  2. Students are expected to prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by junior year.
  3. Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
  4. Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of senior year of high school.
  5. Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.
The most important decision students make is deciding which career path they would like to take. Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center can help students do just that. We work with students to analyze occupational trends and match it with their particular talents and interests to help them identify the right path. Whether it’s a path that leads to college, the military, or directly into the workforce after high school, GJCTC fully prepares students for the future.