Graphic Design
Career Programs

Graphic Design   

  1. Express your unique artistic vision to design and produce creative projects from concept to completion.

  2. Create illustrations, drawings, animations and web design for dynamic promotional materials.  

  3. Experience advanced graphic design software and hardware to design, produce and deliver unique interactive visual communications.

?The Graphic Design Program at High Plains Technology Center prepares students for careers in graphic design in desktop publishing and web design.  Students develop, design and produce a wide range of print and digital media producing their own portfolio to exhibit their unique computer designs, ads and promotional materials.  

Students successfully completing the Graphic Design Program are prepared for industry recognized certifications such as: 

  • Adobe Certified Associate
Visual Communication Photoshop
Print & Digital Media Publication InDesign
  • Oklahoma Career Technology Certification
Media Production Assistant
Advertising Design Production Artist
Advertising Design Graphic Designer
Business Information Fundamentals
Adobe Photoshop / InDesign / Illustrator / Dreamweaver
Web Design Concepts
Presentation Skills
Managing People
Interpersonal Communications
Computer Fundamentals


Gain valuable leadership and teamwork experience through Business Professionals of America (BPA) student organization.  Attend conferences, compete in events at the state and national level, and help the community through service projects.

Through Cooperative Alliance Agreements students can earn college credit through Northern Oklahoma College, OSU - IT, or Cowley County Community College. 

Career Focus 

Prepared for immediate employment, freelance opportunities, advanced certifications and further education. 

More information on the Graphic Design Program can be obtained by contacting Penny Guthrie at (580) 571-6133 or via e-mail at  For enrollment information contact Amber Riley, Guidance Counselor at (580) 571-6183 or