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4300 E. Sunrise Drive, Tucson Arizona 85718
Phone number: 520-209-8300 | Fax: 520-209-8520
Attendance Line: 520-209-8318
School Hours: 8:35am-3:25pm
Counseling Office 520-209-8305
Health Office: 520-209-8304
Athletics Office: 520-209-8412
Registrar: 520-209-8385
School Code: 030476

Ms. Jody Brase

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Catalina Foothills High School

Career and Technical Education Courses

Graphic Design

The Graphic Design program is designed to prepare students to apply technical knowledge and skills in the manufacture and distribution or transmission of graphic communications products. In addition to technical skills, students completing this program will also develop advanced critical thinking, career development, applied academics, life management, business, economic and leadership skills required for graphic communications occupations.

Graphic Design (2 to 3-year program)

  • Graphic Design 1, 10th-12th grade
  • Graphic Design 2, 11th-12th grade
  • Graphic Design 3, 12th grade
  • Graphic Design Publication, 11th-12th grade

Students should choose two or more year-long courses offered in this program in order to complete a course sequence to be considered a Concentrator ready for industry certification.

CTSO Membership: Skills USA

Leads to Industry certification: Adobe Suite

College Options:

University of Arizona-Bachelor of Arts Programs

Employment Outlook:

Graphic Designer, $45,270 annual (

About 22% of graphic designers are self-employed.

A graphic designer typically needs to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a bachelor's degree in art or design

Major employers:

  • Graphic design companies
  • Newspaper, magazine, and book publishers
  • Advertising agencies
  • Printing companies

Graphic Design

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