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Computer Graphics Technology

The Computer Graphics Technology program is a comprehensive curriculum that merges art and technology into communication and commerce tools for businesses. This program helps students acquire the necessary skills to succeed in the graphics industry using a unique combination of real-life projects, an on-the-job atmosphere and lab instruction. 

This program will prepare students for the wide range of services in this creative field. This program teaches print design mediums (screen printing, advertisements, packaging, and publications) as well as electronic design mediums (web, video, motion graphics, introductory 3D design) to meet the growing demand of this field. Students learn fundamentals such as drawing and basic composition, photography, storyboarding, and typography to develop their own creative style. Working with the Adobe Creative Suite and other industry standard software gives students the technical skills and experience they need to be viable candidates in a rapidly growing and competitive industry. 

Students graduate with a portfolio developed specifically for their field of interest as well as learn job search techniques, participate in mock-interviews and learn to develop strategies in order to continue to build their professionalism post-graduation. 

Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)

$25,000– $35,000 per year

Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Computer Graphics Technology program.

  • A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted

  • High School or GED Transcript Submitted

  • (If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted

  • ACT or AccuPlacer Scores Submitted (AccuPlacer Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)

Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with

In 2020, Computer Graphics Technology placed 80% of its graduates.

Graduate Placement Report

  • Analyze and create designs and communication solutions to generate the best possible solution to design problems.
  • Work individually and in teams using the ability to constructively evaluate their own and other’s work.
  • Design various types of print projects, functional multi-page website and a short commercial or video using a variety of design programs.
  • Organize and maintain records, multiple projects, and effectively use time management skills.
  • Demonstrate effective mathematical, reading, writing, and presentation skills.
  • Develop a traditional portfolio, a web portfolio. Construct a resume, perform various types of job searches and complete interviews.
  • Jonathan Houser (REI)
  • Leon Volk (Colby Sign)
  • Jordan Edwards (NWKTC)
  • Kody Epp (Open Spaces Sports)
  • Jeff Johansen (Excel Screenprint)
  • Josh Doke (Rock Haven Films)
  • Brain Morales (Tinkering Owl)
  • Matt Grogan ( Elevation Design Co. / S&T Communications)
  • Kate Ashber - (Twelve81)
  • Abby Killingsworth (Carnegie Arts Center)
  • Jeff First (Goodland JR/SR High School)
  • Kevin Burgess (Media Monks)
  • Marvin Rack