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Using state-of-the-art technology, students can become a part of one of the fastest growing careers in today's job market.

Using state-of-the-art technology, students can become a part of one of the fastest growing careers in today's job market.

The Design, Communication & Marketing program (formerly called Visual Design & Imaging)  will provide you the opportunity to sharpen your creative skills through the practices of graphic design, digital photography, video production, and various other multimedia applications.

Career Technical Skills

  • Fundamentals of advertising

  • Design and type fundamentals

  • Layout

  • Computer image editing and illustration

  • Digital photography

  • Digital video production/editing

  • Script writing and story-boarding

  • Desktop publishing

  • Web page design

  • Computer animation

Industry Recognized credentials

  • Adobe Certified Certifications

  • Associate Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator

  • Associate Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign

  • Associate Video Communications Using Adobe Premiere Pro

  • Associate Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop

  • Associate Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver

Possible future

  • Graphic Designer

  • Graphics Technician

  • Multimedia Technician

  • Artist/Production Artist

  • Advertising Artist

  • Desktop Publisher

  • Video Production

  • Newspaper Photographer

  • Digital Imagery Technician

  • Audio/Video Production

  • Technician

  • Professional Photographer

Other Design, Commuication & Marketing Program Details


PLCC Design, Communication & Marketing is a full-time program for high school juniors and seniors. Students will have the opportunity to visit and apply during the sophomore year.  Class size is limited to 24 students.

Scope, Sequence, & Curriculum

The Scope, Sequence, and Curriculum document is updated annually with input and ultimate approval from the program’s Advisory Committee of industry professionals.  This document contains detailed information about all that the program has to offer its students including the program goals, program alignment with state curriculum standards, a detailed description of each course taught within the program, program grading scale, industry credentials, and college credit opportunities specific to the program, and the program teacher’s own notes and input.

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College Credit Potential

All programs at PLCC have the potential for either direct articulated credits at select colleges and/or universities or are able to acquire college credits through career technical assurance guides (CTAGs) in cooperation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

On The Job Training

During the senior year, students who have met the requirements and have received a recommendation by their program instructor, have the opportunity to go on School-to-Work Job Placement.  We work with our students and local employers to place them in a job that is related to their program of study, giving them real-life experience while simultaneously earning school credit.


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Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.