Students in the Media Arts Technology (MAT) program at the Center for Innovation (CFI) recently visited The Sentinel-Echo newspaper office and production facilities to learn about print journalism and how a local newspaper is published and printed to meet the informational needs of the community. Students also visited J. Frank Publishing Company which serves as a media production facility utilizing graphic design as well as creative advertising and marketing in the manufacturing of media resource information products.
Students who successfully complete the MAT program are eligible to earn up to 12 college credits through an established agreement with Hazard Community & Technical College (HCTC). Students will be able to apply credits earned toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Visual Communications at HCTC and complete the remainder of the degree requirements 100% online without having to leave their hometown. “Our college credit agreement with HCTC serves students well and helps them to save both time and money toward earning their degree in their career pathway remarked Dr. James M. Davis,” CFI Principal. Additionally, students who complete the program will be eligible to earn Adobe certification which is an industry recognized credential explained Mr. Shane Smith, Media instructor. “We want our students to become college and career ready and that is our primary goal at the CFI,” added Smith.