GCC Launches New Digital Printing and Production Certificate

Thursday, April 28, 2011

This summer, Gateway Community College (GCC) will launch a new Digital Printing and Production Certificate Program, developed in partnership with the Xerox Corp., that aims to provide hands-on training in graphic design and digital production with the latest printing technology.

The Digital Printing and Production Certificate will be the first of its kind in Connecticut. It will be available starting with the summer semester on June 1 and registration is currently open. The program will also be offered in the fall semester.

“The certificate is designed to cater to both newcomers to the printing, graphics, advertising and related industries and veterans wishing to enhance their skill set with the latest technical skills in the digital printing environment,” said Ann Cohen, director of GCC’s Workforce Development Institute. “Students who successfully complete the program will receive Xerox certification in digital press production that will qualify them to work in digital printing facilities in print shops, corporations, schools or businesses.”

Students who take the program full time can complete the certificate in one year, or its courses can be taken individually. The certificate consists of 133 computer training hours, in both the Mac and PC platforms, and 72 hours on black-and-white and color digital printing machines.

“Xerox Corporation is honored to be in partnership with Gateway Community College in preparing students for a successful career in the growing graphic communication Industry,” ,” said Valeria Nichols, Production Solutions Executive at Xerox. “We are also excited to be working with Gateway itself, an innovative institution that prides itself on a high quality education for all.”

For more information, contact Ann Cohen at (203) 285-2302 or acohen@gwcc.commnet.edu.