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Visual Design & Imaging

  • Explore and design complex visual imagery using the latest software and techniques
  • Craft unique artistic works that express your personal creativity and vision
  • Develop a dynamic and professional design portfolio
  • Students will have the opportunity to earn 12 college credits
  • Basic Animation has been added to the curriculum 
  • Basic Web Design has been added to the curriculum

Prepare for Adobe advanced certifications, immediate employment, and further education.
Adobe Design Certifications ~ College Credit ~ Scholarships

  • Certified Adobe Associate Photoshop
  • Certified Adobe Associate InDesign
  • Certified Adobe Associate Illustrator

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  • CTVDI001 Design & Typography Fundamentals - 3 Semester Hours

  • CTVDI002 Fundamentals of Advertising & Communications - 3 Semester Hours 

  • CTVDI002 Fundamentals of Advertising & Communications - 3 Semester Hours

  • CTGRPH001 Digital Image Editing - 3 Semester Hours

  • CTMDA001 Digital Media Arts - 3 Semester Hours 

Lakeland Community College

  • ARTS 1120 Art Appreciation 3 GRDS 1375 Computer Graphics AI, ID & PS - 3 Semester Hours

Junior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Government: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

Senior Year Courses

  • Career Technical Program: 4 High School Credits

  • English: 1 High School Credit

  • Math: 1 High School Credit

  • Science: 1 High School Credit

Drug Free Club

Drug Free Club is a voluntary club that gives students an added reason to say “no” to drugs. By participating, students agree to random drug screens during the school year. A-Tech will also offer several perks to the students to encourage their participation. We will schedule the first drug test within the first two months of the school year. After the student takes the first drug test, they will receive a membership card from the Drug Free Club. During the rest of the school year, they may be randomly tested. To participate in the program students and their parents need to complete the membership application and turn it in to the Student Services Office.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a nationwide organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Requirements for being inducted into the National Honor Society are outlined in the Student Handbook.


SkillsUSA is a national organization serving a quarter-million high school and college students and professional members who are enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations, including health occupations. SkillsUSA also provides the opportunity for students to participate in career-technical competitions where they can demonstrate their skills alongside goal-oriented peers at the local, state, and national levels.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are involved in tours, sophomore visits, and many other school activities on and off campus. Student Ambassadors work at various events held throughout the year.

The following are considerations for eligibility to become a Student Ambassador:

  • Good grades

  • On track for a Career-Technical Certificate

  • Outstanding Attendance

  • Recommendation from Career-Technical Instructor

  • Permission from parent or guardian

  • A friendly, outgoing attitude and be willing to participate in district events.


Youth Philanthropy Board

Youth Philanthropy Board is composed of A-Tech students who have the mission of assisting the direction of funding non-profit organizations with special projects that need monetary assistance in our community. 

With the goal of directly benefiting the people in our area, students also focus on ways to give back through service learning, expanding leadership skills, and the use of their individual talents and energy to help in this type of endeavor. The Ashtabula Foundation provides funding for the Youth Philanthropy Board to distribute to worthy community groups and organizations, who meet certain criteria on their applications as a 501 C3 non-profit. 

To be on the Youth Philanthropy Board, a student must have a recommendation from an A-Tech Instructor. Other areas that are considered when making the selections are a student’s grades, discipline, and attendance.


Special Effects Artists and Animators

Ohio Annual Salary- $78,790

Ohio Hourly Wage- $37.88

Education- Bachelor’s Degree

Create special effects or animations using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Desktop Publisher

Ohio Annual Salary- $23,710

Ohio Hourly Wage- $49,310

Education- Job Experience or Associate's Degree

Format typescript and graphic elements using computer software to produce publication-ready material.

Graphic Designer

Ohio Annual Salary- $23.53

Ohio Hourly Wage- $48,940

Education- Bachelor’s Degree


Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

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