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School of Technical & Professional Specialties

Graphic Technician (KGRT)

In the Graphic Technician Program, students learn to communicate with employees, customers, and other businesses through printed material, websites, electronic presentations, videos and other related media. This program is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the skills and visual literacy needed for employment in the graphic design media industry. The courses will cover visual language, composition, typography, photography, color, and graphic communication. This program provides comprehensive training in software applications and skills to prepare students for employment requiring design responsibilities in a variety of organizational settings.

Certificate of Proficiency: 675 Hours

Occupations in this area.

For state and national occupation information, visit O*Net Online and enter the following O*Net code(s):

  • 27-1024.00 Graphic Designers

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For more information about this program, please contact us at or 801-957-4073.

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Required Courses: (675 Clock Hours)

Clock Hours
Course KAOS 0170
Title Computer Concepts
Clock Hours 30
Semester A
Course KMDT 0311
Title Image Editing
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KMDT 0040
Title Computer Illustration
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KMDT 0031
Title Design Principles
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KMDT 0020
Title Graphic Design Applications
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KMDT 0320
Title Desktop Publishing Applications
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KMDT 0300
Title Desktop Publishing Fundamental
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KMDT 0010
Title Media Design Introduction
Clock Hours 90
Semester A
Course KWRK 0515
Title Job-Seeking Skills
Clock Hours 15
Semester A

Tuition and Fees

  • Application Fee: $20.00
  • Tuition $1,653.75
  • Student Fees: $108.00
  • Lab Fees: $115.00
  • Books/Supplies: $231.92

Total Estimated Cost: $2,128.67 (subject to change without notice)

Available Class Schedules

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
4600 South Redwood Road, TB 424
Salt Lake City, Utah 84130

Mon - Fri 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mon - Thu 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

  • PELL
  • Please contact SLCC Veterans Services for VA Educational Benefits


CASAS Test Required:

  • Reading: 10.0
  • Math: 8.0

Keyboarding Speed of 20 CWPM (correct words per minute) on a 5 minute timing.

Need a little help with Reading, Math, or keyboarding? Academic Readiness courses will get you up to speed!

Ready to get started? Visit the admissions page for instructions and steps to follow for enrollment!

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Graphic Technician

Course/Program Delivery Model

This program is offered in a Competency Based Education (CBE) format. It is divided into several payment periods consisting of 7-weeks in duration for Full-time students, or 14-weeks in duration for Part-time students, except for the final one which is variable in length. This allows students to accelerate and complete as many courses as they can within each of those time periods while the tuition and fees remain fixed. Students will be expected to invest a minimum of 24 hours per week for Full-time students (if using a Pell grant or VA funding), or a minimum of 12 hours per week for Part-time students, on completing coursework. Students will enroll in each course according to the established sequence in the catalog.

Students who only need one or more courses for purposes other than earning a certificate for a full program of study may enroll for Personalized Professional Training (PPT) courses, available in select program areas.

Students receiving Federal Financial Aid or VA funding please contact your academic advisor for specific information regarding eligibility.


Students need a USB Flash Drive and headphones for the first day of class.