Graphic Design TechnologyClubs & Organizations
Clubs & Organizations
As a student in DCTC's Graphic Design Technology program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the design industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.
The American Institute of Graphic Arts, or AIGA, is the planet's oldest and largest professional membership organization for design with 67 chapters and more than 23,000 members nationwide. As a student in the Graphic Design Technology program, you will make the most of AIGA's vast cache of design resources, including inspirational advice from the industry's top professionals as well as news about upcoming design events and competitions. You will also have a picture window into critical information that can and will augment your professional development.
Getting Connected on Campus
DCTC features active, industry-relevant clubs for Graphic Design Technology students right on campus. Getting involved in these clubs allows you to make the most of your college experience and gives you an edge when seeking employment in the graphic design field. The following club is a must if you're at all interested in boosting your competitive moxie as a graphic designer:
SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization for students at community and technical colleges across the U.S. The organization focuses on students in academic programs that lead to careers in the trade, industrial, technical and health care fields. Nearly 100 SkillsUSA competitions at the state and national levels relate to leadership skills or programs of study at DCTC.
In 2012, DCTC fielded four national champions at the SkillsUSA National Championships at the National Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, Mo. For more information about the competition, read "Students Dominate SkillsUSA Championships" in Real Magazine, a DCTC publication.
In 2013, DCTC fielded 17 students at the nationals who ranked in the top 15 in the nation. For more information about the competition, read "DCTC Students Rock at SkillsUSA Nationals" on DCTC News.