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Increasing Demand for Graphic Design Technology Specialists Spurs New CDI College Program

Friday, April 8, 2011

Program prepares grads to use advanced design software

Surrey, BC – April 7, 2011 – CDI College is launching a brand-new Graphic Design Technology Specialist diploma program at its Abbotsford and Surrey campuses in response to increasing industry demand for employees with these skills. Classes start on May 30, 2011.

Technologies used in the graphic design industry have become increasingly complex over the past several decades. With new software and design software emerging all the time, employers are demanding specialists who can stay on top of trends and technologies.

"CDI College continues to meet the increased demand for skills-based training in British Columbia," says Bohdan Bilan, Vice President of Academics for CDI College. "This program was developed with input from professionals within the graphic design and multimedia industries, which means our students learn to master the most relevant tools, techniques and technologies used in the job market today."

CDI College’s Graphic Design Technology Specialist program trains students to become experts with industry-standard software like Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and After Effects.  It teaches students to use design software applications, create digital images, and develop editing and processing skills.

Students become specialists in using technology to digitally manipulate photos, layout designs with Adobe InDesign, create website prototypes and application interfaces, and produce interactive digital media projects, including motion graphics.

“This program meets the demands of the growing multimedia design industry in British Columbia and across Canada,” says Randy Cox, President and CEO, CDI College. “Increasingly, employers are demanding workers who have the specialized software skills this program teaches.”

Students in this program are trained for roles in multimedia and digital support, such as web and graphic design specialists, design software specialists, or other roles in the digital media and graphics field.  A variety of employers are seeking specialists who can bring their unique perspective to all digital design projects, who are good at multi-tasking, and who have strong problem-solving skills within and across applications.

For more information on the Graphic Design Technology Specialist program at CDI College, fill out the information request form to the left.


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