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Media Communications Technology


Steve Pettenati

Belmont Center

Jeff Cook

Ellicottville Center

Amber Christensen

Olean Center

The Media Communications Technology program has been designed to give students the technical skills and hands-on experience they need to pursue a wide range of interests and opportunities in the digital design field. Students will learn to be designers in an ever-changing world.

Software to be covered includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Premier, Audition, Muse, Fuse, After Effects and Animate. Media students will be prepared for exciting careers and studies in design, advertising, illustration, photography, video, and audio technology, as well as web, animation, game design, and marketing. Students are required to create a professional portfolio showcasing their knowledge and experiences both in print and on the web.

  • A student working on a graphic design
  • A student holding up a camera
  • Two students sitting at their computers
  • A student taking a photograph.

Things You Get To Do

  • Posters for community organizations
  • Video production for county tourism
  • Radio Commercials for Stop DWI & Anti-Smoking campaigns
  • Portfolio Analysis and review with regional college representatives
  • Logo Development for local business
  • Brochure Designs for local, community organizations and festivals

Where It Can Lead

  • Graphic Designer
  • Advertising Specialist
  • Illustrator
  • Photographer
  • Web designer
  • Videographer
  • Animator
  • Game Developer/Designer

What You Can Earn

  • Multiple Adobe Certifications including:
  • Adobe Photoshop Certification
  • Adobe InDesign Certification
  • Adobe Illustrator Certification
  • Adobe Visual Design Specialist Certification

Go To College With Credits

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Bryant and Stratton College
  • Erie Community College
  • Hilbert College
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Pittsburgh Technical Institute
  • SUNY Cobleskill
  • Others college credits transfer with JCC College Connections opportunities and credits earned through Adobe Certification exams

Where It's Held

Skills Learned in Class