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Communication Technology  

Studies of employment trends in the communication industry show expanding growth opportunities. The graphic arts industry continues to be among the top employers in the U.S. There is a growing demand for skilled and motivated employees in the rapidly expanding communication industry. Students in Communications & Media develop skills through the operation of WQNA 88. FM Radio, the Center's TV studios, photo studios and darkrooms, computer-based digital media and computer-based graphics labs.

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Program length: 2 years

See what Radio/TV is doing!
Contact Mr. LaMantia- Radio/TV • Video

See what Photography is doing!
Contact Mr. Schneider - Photography

See what Graphic Arts is doing!
Contact Mrs. Seiz - Graphic Arts

PhotoYou will be able to:

  • Radio broadcasting including tape and digital audio production, DJ and news announcing
  • Television and video including studio and portable production, type and digital editing, and talent
  • Photography including black/white and color darkroom, electronic digital photo, and modeling skills
  • Mac and PC-based and digital production
  • Journalism and copywriting
  • Cinematography and animation including 8mm and 16mm films
  • Telecommunications and marketing
  • Design print publications on a Mac using professional design application programs
  • Graphic arts photography
  • Web design
  • Printing press operation
  • Bindery operation

PhotoStudents use applied communication, math, science and social studies skills in the WQNA-FM studios, CACC-TV studios, darkrooms and photo studios, Internet and Multimedia labs. Students will use software applications including: Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, PageMaker and Illustrator, QuarkXPress, Broadcast Software and Cool Audio Edit, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer; Netscape Navigator and Communicator; and Hypertext Markup Language. Classes make extensive use of student teams and hands-on lab projects. Students may participate in job shadowing, internships, and community projects.

PhotoYou will be able to start your career as a(n):

  • Radio Broadcaster
  • Television Production
  • Advertising/Public Relations
  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Printing Pressman
  • Illustrator
  • Production Artist
  • Photographer
  • Journalist
  • Digital Imager
  • Computer Digital Media
  • Media and Telecom Retailer
  • Telemarketing

CACC students are employed by:

  • WICS TV 20
  • WRSP TV 55
  • WFMB-WCVS
  • WDBR-WTAX-WYXY
  • WQLZ/WNNS-WMAY
  • CPI Photo
  • Lisle Ramsey Photography
  • Grussenmeyer's Photography
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • Photo Resource Center
  • LLCC
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Illinois Senate and House
  • Insight Cable TV
  • State of Illinois
  • Sears, JC Penney Portrait Studios
  • Photo Service Corporation
  • Dean Williams Photography
  • St. George Productions
  • Memorial Medical Center
  • Byers Printing Company
  • Color World of Printing
  • Production Press, Inc.
  • Minuteman Press
  • Overnight Sign Company
  • Lilly Signs
  • G.M. Anderson & Associates
  • HIP Advertising

 

PhotoTech prep courses and credits available:

Over the past five years, over 70% of Communications & Media graduates were enrolled in college. Communications & Media graduates may receive academic credit or proficiency credit at Southern Illinois University; Eastern Illinois University; Lake Land, John Wood or Lincoln Land Community College and other colleges, universities and technical institutes. College students may also enroll in Communications & Media through Lincoln Land Community College.

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