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What will I learn?

The associate in occupational studies (AOS) degree in design and imaging technology program is a career-focused program, designed to prepare you for direct employment in well-paying careers, following graduation.

We prepare students for jobs in the large visual communications industry which includes graphic design, commercial digital printing, website design and development, videography, animation, packaging design, photography, and specialty graphics. Jobs have evolved from a skilled trade craft to a high-tech digital design and production workflow.

The visual communications industry changes rapidly with the advent of new technologies and software programs. The world depends on text, graphics, illustrations, video and photos for communication using printed materials, web sites, and electronic media. There will always be a demand for graduates with skills in the visual communications field.

Typical Job Titles

  • Graphic Design Technician
  • Digital Image Specialist
  • Specialty-Graphics Technician
  • Digital Photography Technician
  • Image/Photo Retoucher
  • Print Production Associate
  • Video Technician
  • Website Designer
  • Graphics Production Technician
  • Sign Design/Production
  • Digital Printing Systems Operator

Which department am I in?

National Technical Institute for the Deaf

Study options

Full Time (63 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$36,660.00 per year
Annual fee is for 12-18 credit hours
Start date

9 January 2023


National Technical Institute for the Deaf

One Lomb Memorial Drive,


New York,

14623, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completion of high school.

For international students

Applicants must Submit an official high school transcript.

Minimum Score for Admission Consideration: Internet Based TOEFL (iBT) - 79; PTE Academic - 58, IELTS - 6.5

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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