Pre-Media Technologies

The Pre-Media Technologies program prepares graduates for a wide array of career opportunities in the graphics industry with an emphasis on digital printing and packaging.

Students are prepared to work in the industry as a pre-media coordinator, pre-press technician or other related positions. Job duties often include all or some of the following: structural package design, photo retouching and restoration, application support and training, digital printing, large format print and installation, print measurement and validation, project management, sales, interactive content development and workflow automation. The program provides students instruction in color theory and color management, image capture and editing, page layout, production workflow, digital asset management, package layout and design, and more. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports both the students’ technical direction and enhances their oral and written communication skills, fundamental math skills and critical thinking ability. The course of study culminates in an industry internship or capstone project where the students gain on-the-job experience.

Degree Information: Graduates earn an A.A.S. degree and the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.


Common Job Titles
Premedia Specialist; Structural Designer

Program Placement Rate: 100%
Data reflects placement for AY2012-13 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact

Recent Employers
Graphic Measures International; Schawk; SGS

National Median Salary

SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the
Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the
Bureau of Labor and Statistics,




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