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One or two years, 3 hours per day

Course Information:

ATTENTION! Seeking creative students who want to experience hands-on learning. 

Learn how to combine your love of art and your future career goals.

  • Design graphics for logos, t-shirts, advertising, and promotional items, participate in design competitions, and work with real clients.

  • Develop an exciting and creative portfolio to advance your college and career opportunities as you incorporate a variety of visual art techniques while learning state-of-the-art computer software.

  • Learn from many guest speakers both in the industry and in post-secondary education to help you find a career pathway to follow.

Dual Credit Offered**:   (Learn more about Dual Credit, including Enrollment information.)

Ivy Tech (up to 9 credits*)

VISC 101 Fundamentals of Design (3cr) VISC 102 Fundamentals of Imaging (3cr)

VISC 115 Intro to Computer Graphics (3cr)

*Must meet Ivy Tech program-ready requirements

**Courses are subject to change. See instructor for most updated list.


Certifications Available: (Learn more about Certifications)

*Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)- ACA Specialist (Illustrator)

*Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)- ACA Specialist - (Photoshop)

*Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)-InDesign


NOTE: All three exams are required in order to count toward Graduation Pathways

*see Graduation Pathways Eligible Industry Certifications

Job Opportunities:

• Graphic Designer • Advertising • Freelance Artist • Illustrator • Web Designer 


Get Involved:

Join our Career-Technical Student Organization - Skills USA!

Learn leadership skills, compete in events, earn scholarships, and much more! 

$$$ Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Internet at

Check out the IN CTE Career Guide​ and see the in-demand occupations in Indiana!

Related Courses at JEL:

 Animation & Film Production 


DDA Hall of Fame

LaShaila Spivey

Trademark, copyright, and entertainment attorney for Frost Brown Todd LLC

2021 Alumni of the Year

Jake Huber


"Music in Transit"

2019 Alumni of the Year

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Kristine Kelly

317.259.5269   x44009

I provide a creative and exciting learning environment for our students to explore Graphic & Web Design careers. Along with being in the industry for over 20+ years myself I also am in the process of earning a degree in Photography. Outside of school, I belong to many organizations that help me keep current in my field. Both of my grown sons and I are J. Everett Light Career Center alumni (as well as a North Central graduates) and we know the benefits and opportunities that we gained by taking classes here and how it has made a great impact on our lives as well as our careers. I love teaching and want to pass these same gifts to my students.

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