Welcome to Visual Imaging and Print Tech
You will begin your journey in this class by discovering the career opportunities available to you in graphic design, print and online communications. You will learn the output and production skills, software applications, tools and equipment required to perform many of the technical positions offered in the industry.
To ensure that you learn and master the skill sets required to be successful in this industry, it is essential to cultivate your learning experiences by incorporating the appropriate balance of theory practice into every class assignment. Many of your responsibilities will involve completing real-world projects for clients in our school district and organizations in our community.
For more information on our VIPT program, please check out our very own program website at www.cpcvipt.weebly.com
Visual Imaging and Print Technology I
The class is geared towards students who wish to gain more knowledge in graphic communications and printing careers. In this class we provide the foundational skills in communication and team building. By using professional grade software, such as Adobe Creative suite, students will be introduced to concepts and applications required for this "Information Age," with focus on animation, vector graphics, graphic layouts, and printing techniques. Valuable hands-on experience will give students the knowledge needed to build and maintain their very own performance portfolio and give them insight into the many careers in the industry.
Academic credits: 2 elective credits, senior Math Related -1 credit. Visual Performing Applied Arts - 1 credit
Visual Imaging and Print Technology II
Students will have in depth hands on experience with actual clients and be expected to meet deadlines. They will work with the printing press and produce an annual Career Prep Center yearbook. Students will produce vinyl graphics and complete a portfolio, a valuable tool for college or obtaining an entry-level position in industry. There is intensified concentration into the specific career pathways in the visual imaging and printing careers.
Academic credits: 2 elective credits, Math Related - 1 credit.
My name is Michelle Nunez, and I’m the Visual Imaging & Print Technology (VIPT) program teacher. I graduated from Davenport University with Bachelor’s Degree of Business Administration in Marketing & Management, along with an Interim Occupational Certificate vocational endorsement for Graphic & Printing Technology & Communications.
I have 18 years of private industry experience in the graphic arts design world, and have been teaching VIPT here at CPC for the last 11 years now.
I am married and have lived in Warren for 20+ years. I’m also the mother of 2 boys whom have been students in the district from elementary through high school. I love football, soccer and most other sports, along with spending time with my family up north at our cottage.
I feel that some of the most important things to teach my students in class are the skills to start becoming a graphic designer along with soft/lifelong skills to further their careers in whatever they may choose to explore.
Students in their first year will be introduced to Adobe Creative Suite programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, along with basic printing based skills. Second year students will further their skills in all the programs while creating a portfolio for college, along with customer service and competition based projects.