Design & Print Tech

Rancho Cucamonga High School

Welcome! Our graphic production program allows high school students to learn and prepare for careers in graphic design and print technologies of the 21st Century. Graphic Communication is the nation’s third largest manufacturing industry, encompassing all phases in the processing of information for print and electronic media. It is an industry of artists, engineers, scientists, technicians, entrepreneurs, organizers and managers with opportunities for those entering the job market out of high school as well as those planning to further their education with college, trade schools, and universities. It is a growing industry, rapidly evolving to meet the challenges of our digital age. This program offers classes that meet Chaffey Joint Union High School District's computer graduation requirements as well as A-G criteria for UC schools. This pathway is also offered as a Regional Occupational Program (ROP). Learn about and register for ROP at the Career Center on campus.

Graphic Design

Cut-Sheet & Wide Format Printing

Manual Screen Printing & Heat Transfer

Direct to Garment Printing

Program Goals

Our short-term goal is to develop membership, engage in competitions, and participate in leadership opportunities from our industry's Career and Technical Student Organization, SkillsUSA. Learn more about SkillUSA, National and SkillsUSA, California.

SkillsUSA also partners with PrintED, administered by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®).

Our long-term goal is to become accredited through PrintED. This national accreditation program is based on industry standards, appropriate for secondary and post-secondary schools offering graphic communications curriculum.

The certification, which does not require work experience, is designed a significant step for students seeking to build a career in the graphic communications industry. In addition, I will strive to establish articulation agreements with community colleges and four-year institutions. The agreements will outline specific requirements completed at the high school level that will transfer to institutions of higher learning.