Commercial and Advertising Art PA
All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills. Recent graduates from the Commercial Art program are attending Maryland School of Art and Design, Drexel, University of the Arts, Philadelphia University, Art Institute, Tyler School of Art, Columbus College of Art and Design and Montgomery County Community College.
Students in the Visual Communications program pursue studies in traditional media such as watercolor, pencil drawing, pen and ink, block printing and air brush with an emphasis on illustration. Work is also done in advanced color theory and design theory.
Computer based studies continue with an emphasis on graphic design, or design to a printed end.
Visual Communications students are also introduced to photography using the most current technology. Most of the students completing the Visual Communications course continue their education at the college level or at other post-secondary art schools.
Some of the media studied include pencil drawing, pen and ink rendering, watercolor painting, airbrush, and digital photography. As reflects the trend in the graphic design field, there is an ever-increasing emphasis on computer-generated art. Students work with Macintosh computers using such programs as Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, QuarkXPress, Flash, Dreamweaver and 3D Software.
Students will also have an opportunity to work with a four color textile printing machine which teaches the students to take a design job from start to finish and actually sell their final products.
In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students. Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers. Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future. The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.
Central Montco Technical High School has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.
National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education.
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education. Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students. Contact our guidance department for more information.