Become a desktop pro at LSCO

Published 11:40 am Sunday, January 13, 2019

By Bobby Tingle


You can get on a fast track to be pro on your desktop in 12 hours.

Lamar State College Orange Print Services Coordinator Cindy Wyles is a print and digital design professional and she wants to teach you to be one too.

Do you prepare bulletins or newsletters for your church?  Do you need a sales flyer to bring in new customers? Are you the safety coordinator looking for a way to be more effective with good quality training material? Are you the go-to guy responsible for updating your website to attract new members or customers?

Do you have the words and pictures to tell the story but no clue how to use your graphic design software to help tell the story?

If the answer is yes then you should check into Lamar State College Orange Digital Printing and Graphic Design Program.

The program is designed to boost your skill sets with a variety of desktop publishing software packages used to produce newspapers, newsletters, magazines and web pages.

Graphic arts and printing software tools are designed for amateurs and professionals alike.

Wyles has a vast array of experience and knowledge she will share with you to enhance your skills.

You can begin with an introduction to graphic arts and printing.  She will then guide you through bindery and finishing operations. Next, she will help you explore the digital prepress arena.  Finally, she will introduce you to graphics and printing equipment.

“This is a community and workforce education program,” Wyles said. “The goal is to equip you for a job or enhancing your skill sets to increase your productivity in your current position.”

In the beginning, Wyles will be offering three-week courses, two nights per week and two hours per night.

Students will earn a certificate upon successful completion of the courses.

But more importantly, they will gain the skill sets to get a job or enhance their career.

Students will take classes in a laboratory hands-on setting.  Lamar State College Orange will be acquiring new equipment for the course.  

Students will get hands-on experience with the Abobe Suite, which includes: Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Acrobat and Photoshop Level 1, 2 and 3.

Wyles has plans to expand the program to include opportunities for a two-year degree in Digital Printing and Graphic Design.

You can check out the program at in the next few weeks.  In the meantime, you can call Joanie Tandberg at 409-882-3321 about course registration.  For questions about the course, call Cindy Wyles at 409-882-3359.