Valees
Valley Education for Employment System

Graphic Communications

This Career Pathway Plan of Study can serve as a guide, along with other career planning materials, as students pursue a career path.  Courses listed within this plan are only recommended coursework and should be individualized to meet each student’s educational and career goals.  Local high school and state graduation requirements must be met.  Career and continuing education requirements should also be considered. Consult with your Guidance Counselor for a complete Program of Study review.

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Language 
Arts
MathematicsScienceSocial 
Studies
Other Courses Required 
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Related CTE Courses
Recommended
Career Planning
Skill Development
Articulated Credit
Occupations Relating 
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9World Lit. IAlgebra I A/B or
Algebra I or Honors Geometry
Biology or
Honors Biology
Geography
World History 
I or II
Modern Issues
Computer Applications
Keyboarding
Art I or Design IStudent Services

Career Cruising
online planning system

Illinois Career Resource Network


KeyTrain online skill development

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Articulated Credit VALEES

SkillsUSA

GAERF

  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Commercial Artist
  • Commercial Photograher
  • Computer Animator
  • Curator and Gallery Manager
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Computer Typography & Composiiton Operator
  • Desktop Publishing
  • Graphics Equipment Operator
  • Lithographer
  • Pre-Production Technician
  • Printing Equipment Operator
  • Production Coordinator
  • Web Page Designer
10EnglishAlgebra II 
or
Advanced Alg. II
Biology
Adv. Biology
Biology II
Chemistry
Social StudiesDriver
Education

Health
Computer Graphics or
Multi-Media Presentations
11EnglishGeometry or 
Adv. Geometry
   U.S. History
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American Govt.
Graphic Communications I
12English   Consumer
Education
Graphic Communications II
 

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Waubonsee Community College Graphic Design
WCC Online Portfolio

College of DuPage Graphic Design or Graphic Arts Technology

Kishwaukee College Art Department 
FAFSA

Aurora Community Foundation Scholarships

Waubonsee Community College Scholarships

Valley Industrial Association

AIGA
design association


Chicago Portfolio School 



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Eastern Illinois University Department of Art

Illinois State University School of Art

Northern Illinois University School of Art and Design

Southern Illinois University School of Art and Design

University of Illinois School of Art and Design

Western Illinois University Graphic Communication