CTE Vocational Graphic Communications


Safety & Health



Design & Layout

Traditional Text Composition

Digital Prepress

Digital Image Capture

Color Science

Color Management

Analog Film

Imposition & Layout

Digital Printing

Lithographic Platemaking

Lithographic Press Systems

Sheet-Fed Offset Press Operation

Relief Printing

Flexographic Printing

Gravure Printing

Screen Printing



Finishing & Binding

The Business of Printing


Welcome to the CTE Vocational
Graphic Communications Program

The Graphic Communications program is designed to bring an understanding of the intricacies of printing and graphic design in the twenty-first century.

We will spend some time learning the related activities and studies necessary to prepare for the hands-on work in the print shop.

You will be shown the theories involved with the production of work in the shop, and then will have the opportunity to actually try your hand at creating artwork and printing. You are expected to come to class ready for any eventuality.

If you have a project for another class, please let me know as soon as possible, and I will make every effort to relate that subject's assignment to the Graphic Communications program. It is my objective to help you succeed in every class in which you are enrolled.

633 Intro Class Curriculum
676 Graphics I Curriculum Map
623 Graphics II Curriculum Map
665 Graphics III Curriculum Map

Before we get to far into the year I would like to know more about you in an effort to tailor assignments to your interests. Please go to the student questionnaire and follow the directions.


Basic Offset Printing Technology


Graphic Communications at Waltham High School
Room 188-198
617 Lexington Street
Waltham, Massachusetts