Graphic Communications Program Overview

  • The Graphic Communications Program is crafted to bring students through the process of design creation, from concept to final production. Students are provided with the skills to develop visual designs using the latest software and to produce those designs on industry-standard technology.

    We provide students the opportunity to work in nine different areas in the graphic communications field, as well as the opportunity to create their own conceptual designs using the Adobe Creative Suite. We also give students the opportunity to utilize digital camera equipment and edit their own photographs in Adobe Photoshop for use in their projects.

    In our traditional offset department, students are able to learn how to operate printing presses from a single color duplicator to a four-color press. Students also have the ability to operate digital presses in a quick-print area.

    In our apparel section, students can produce embroidered clothing, as well as both digital and manual screen printing. They will also lean the process of thermal printing for both apparel and sign processes.

    Within our overall program, we provide all aspects of the graphic communications industry through our experiential curriculum. Seniors will have the ability to develop a professional portfolio that will give them an advantage in the graphic communications field upon graduation.

    The Graphic Communications Program reinforces English, math and science, while challenging students' problem-solving abilities.

Diman Graphic Communications Program


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Skills & Careers

  • Students graduating from Diman have a variety of job options open to them. Below is a partial list of jobs Diman grads from this program are qualified for, depending on their level of education.

    Diman Diploma 2 Year College 4 Year College
    • Desktop publisher
    • Embroiderer
    • Screen Printer
    • Customer service personnel
    • Offset press operator
    • Bindery/finishing operator
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Sales representative
    • Electronic/mechanical technician
    • Customer service manager
    • Layout artist
    • Production coordinator/manager
    • Print buyer
    • Print management
    • Business management
    • Marketing
    • Graphic Designer
    • Advertising
    • Public relations
    • Copy writer

    Skills & Skill Areas

    • Identifying General Safety Practices
    • OSHA Certification
    • Orientation to Graphic Communication
    • Performing Layout & Design
    • Proofreading
    • Contacting
    • Platemaking
    • Offset Lithography Process
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Cutting / Trimming
    • Bindery
    • Folding
    • Desktop Publishing
    • Office Procedures
    • Screen Printing Thermal
    • Printing
    • Typography
    • Vinyl Lettering
    • Embroidery
    • Sign Making

In the News

  • Diman SkillsUSA H.O.P.E. Food Pantry takes a bite out of hunger

    When students Jesenia Delrosario, Savannah Carvalho, and Celina Andreoli began to research the poverty and homeless student population in Diman, they began to create a plan to tackle this problem. What started as a SkillsUSA community service project quickly turned into a passion and life changing project for these three girls. (4/22/19)

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  • Graphic Communication students win PINE Awards

    Diman's Graphic Communications program is thrilled to announce student success at the PINE’s Awards of Excellence, with 2 first place, 2 second place, and 4 third place awards. (5/15/18)

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  • Fall River Neighborhood Energy Contest Logos

    Below are six logos for the upcoming Fall River Neighborhood Energy Contest. All six were designed by students in Diman's Graphic Communications Program, and all are shown in color, black, and white. (11/13/2012)

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  • Diman student wins Fall River Neighborhood Energy logo contest

    FALL RIVER - The announcement that Joseph Rebelo, a junior in the graphic communications shop from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School, was the winner of the logo contest as part of the 2013 Fall River Neighborhood Energy Contest came at a time of year when lights and bills are on everyone’s mind. (12/20/2012)

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  • Diman sophomore pins a national win

    March Madness began early for Diman sophomore Shaun DaRocha when his long shot hit paydirt in the SkillsUSA National Pin Design Challenge. Nobody from Massachusetts had won in 15 years, and the state has only won once in 51 years, but he and another Diman student took a chance and submitted designs anyway. (3/18/16)

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