What does a graphic designer do?

If you are creative and technically savvy, graphics is a great career for you. Today, the field combines artistic skill with computers and technology. Washburn Tech will introduce you to this fast-growing industry and prepare you for entry-level jobs in agencies, internal design departments and electronic publishing houses. You’ll learn how creativity, computers and technology work together to provide a high-quality image for an organization or business.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $43,910on campus

Learning at Washburn Tech

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The program provides instruction on the basics of graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop through tutorials, hands-on activities, client projects and internship opportunities. Attending full-time, you can complete the program in two semesters, while part-time and high school students can complete the program in four semesters. Upon completion, you will earn a 48 credit hour technical certificate and be eligible to complete an associate degree or more advanced degrees at Washburn University.

CERTIFICATIONS: Adobe Illustrator; Adobe Indesign; Adobe Photoshop

Jobs and Salaries

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook
The data below refers to surveyed wages and average annual job openings in the state of Kansas due to growth and net replacement. SOURCE: klic.dol.ks.gov

Average Salary

$43,910

(2018)

Projected Job Openings

61

(annually)

Projected Job Growth

4%

(2016-2026)

Schedule Options

Morning

LENGTH
2 years

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8-11:10am

Afternoon

LENGTH
2 years

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 11:45am-2:55pm

Full-day

LENGTH
1 year

PROGRAM BEGINS
Every January and August

SCHEDULE
MON - FRI; 8:00am-2:55pm

Program Cost

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify, and have a high school diploma or GED. To set-up an appointment with a financial aid counselor, call 785.670.3360.

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