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Students have the option to apply to join the co-op program, which is a competitive process. Information on the application process to co-op is provided during the first term of the program.

The Graphic Communications Diploma program prepares industry specialists to design and produce an array of graphic products such as packaging and marketing materials, architectural and vehicle wraps, signage and billboards, magazines and posters, t-shirts and other specialty printing.

In between Year 1 and 2 of this program, students have the option to complete a 12 week co-op term from June – August.

Student profile and capabilities

  • Graphic design and layout (Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)
  • Colour theory and management
  • Lithographic, flexographic, xerographic, and inkjet presses
  • Binding and finishing techniques
  • Guillotine cutter and folding machines
  • Digital imaging
  • Printer troubleshooting
  • Production management and workflows
  • Graphic communication manufacturing process

Co-op job title examples

  • Graphic Communications Co-op
  • Print Solutions Customer Support Co-op
  • Web to Print Coordinator Co-op
  • Sales or Business Development Co-op – Print and Promotional products
  • Premedia Operator Co-op
  • Digital Print Design Co-op
  • Print Production Co-op
  • Bindery Operator Co-op
  • Packaging Specialist Co-op
  • Graphic Designer Co-op
  • eBook or ePub Development Co-op