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Graphic Design

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Graphic Design program overview

Graphic design is an important part of our visual world. From websites to magazines to brochures to product packaging, a graphic designer plays a role in determining how they look. In HTC’s Graphic Design program, you’ll benefit from hands-on training that prepares you to present ideas and concepts using the most advanced technology, whether your emphasis is in creative, web design or the printing industry. When you start here, you’re on your way to designing a successful future.

Program information

  • Class Time: Day or Evening
  • Semester: Fall or Spring Semester
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park Campus
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Skills required

Students enrolling at Hennepin Technical College will complete Accuplacer Placement Testing. The purpose of the assessment test is to provide you and the college with information about your current academic skill levels in reading, writing, mathematics, and computer literacy. This will help you select appropriate courses and support services, help you succeed, plan a course of study with your counselor or academic advisor, and have a successful college experience.

job Outlook

Possible job titles include:

Graphic Designer, Artist, Production Supervisor, Creative Manager, Design Director, Desktop Publisher, Graphic Designer/Production, Creative Director, Designer, Graphic Artist,Graphic Specialist, Art Director, Publication Designer

Employment Outlook Disclosures:

Awards and Certifications


Industry partners

The Graphic Design advisory committee is comprised of art directors, production managers, business owners, and freelance artists who work in a diverse range of industry sectors relating to both print and web media. Their input helps assure the program is constantly advancing, meeting, and often exceeding, industry requirements. The advisory committee meets twice per year officially and throughout the year assisting in tours, guest speaking engagements, internships, job shadowing, reviewing portfolios, resume reviews, and contest judging. Our advisory committee is key in our advancement and success.

Accreditation and Affiliations

AIGA, NAPP, PIM, ADFED, SkillsUSA, Photoshop user group, Dreamweaver user group, InDesign user group.


If you choose to further your education after graduating from HTC, the college has several articulation agreements from which you can choose. Contact the Graphic Design faculty for more information, or see a list of current articulation agreements by visiting the Minnesota Transfer website.

Agreements with many high schools in Minnesota allow students to receive credit. The Graphic Design program is constantly willing to explore potential college credit options for new students with both life and past training experience.

Last updated by Dina.Rogalla : 2020-06-29 12:30:58