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Labor and Economic Opportunity

Commercial Printing Program

Commercial printing student standing next to printing press

Program Description
MCTI’s Commercial Printing Program is run like a print shop. In this production environment, students develop job competencies, while operating specialized printing equipment. Students in Offset and Bindery courses produce brochures, booklets, forms, and other commercial printed products. In Flexographic courses, students produce labels and multi-colored packaging products. Students in Screen Printing courses print on T-shirts, signs and a variety of other materials and products.


Job Outlook
Job opportunities increase after completion of training. Starting pay may range from the current minimum wage and higher depending on the location of the job.



  • Average mechanical, manual dexterity, motor coordination
  • Computer literate, numeric, color and form perception
  • Task planning/organizing, attention to detail
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks
  • Ability to execute precision work
  • Stand for 8–10 hours a day

Please review the 2019 – 2020 Commercial Printing Curriculum Guide for more detailed information.