High School Courses

Below are the courses a student may take through Denfeld and/or Duluth East High Schools to prepare for a career in the Graphic Arts/Digital Design pathway.

Subject

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade

Language Arts

English (1 credit of ELA is required)

Honors English 9

English 9
 

English (1 Credit of ELA is required)

English 10

Honors English 10
 

English (1 Credit of ELA is required)

English 11

AP Language and Composition (AP)
 

English (1 Credit of ELA, this is an elective from the courses below)

CREATIVE WRITING

(CITS) College Composition (CE)

Values in Literature

JOURNALISM

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Grammar and Composition

Drama as Literature

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS

CAPITAL courses match industry skill-sets effectively

 

Math

Math (3 credits of Math is required to graduate)

Geometry 9

Intermediate Algebra
 

Math (3 credits of Math is required to graduate)

Algebra 2

Geometry

Intermediate Algebra
 

Math (3 credits of Math is required to graduate)

Intermediate Algebra

(CITS) Precalculus (CE)

Algebra 2

Probability and Statistics

Geometry

Algebra 2 Concepts
 

Probability and Statistics

Intermediate Algebra

(CITS) Precalculus (CE)

AP (CITS) Calculus (AP)

Algebra 2

Geometry

Algebra 2 Concepts
 

Science

Science (3 credits of science is required to graduate)

Physical Science9/Earth Science 9 Integrated
 

Science (3 credits of science is required to graduate)

Biology

Honors Biology
 

Science (3 credits of science is required to graduate)

Introductory Physics

Physics

Chemistry

(CITS) Physics (CE)

Aerospace Physics

Introductory Chemistry

Honors Biology

(CITS) Chemistry (CE)

Biology
 

Science (3 credits of science is required to graduate)

Introductory Physics

Aerospace Physics

(CITS) Physics (CE)

Physics

Introduction to Chemistry

Honors Biology

(CITS) Chemistry (CE)

Chemistry

Biology
 

Social Studies

Social Studies (3.5 credits of Social Studies is required to graduate)

Civics in Global Society
 

Social Studies (3.5 credits of Social Studies is required to graduate)

AP United States History (AP)

American History
 

Social Studies (3.5 credits of Social Studies is required to graduate)

(CITS) ECONOMICS (CE)

ECONOMICS

AP World History (AP)

World History

AP United States History (AP)

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

World History
 

Social Studies (3.5 credits of Social Studies is required to graduate)

American Government and Politics

(CITS) American Government and Politics (CE)

World History

AP World History (AP)

ECONOMICS

AP United States History (AP)

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

(CITS) ECONOMICS (CE)

INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

 

Other Requirements

Other required credits: 1 credit in Arts (Visual, Media or Music), .5 credits in health, .5 credits in Physical Education, 1 credit in WIN
 

Other required credits: 1 credit in Arts (Visual, Media or Music), .5 credits in health, .5 credits in Physical Education, 1 credit in WIN
 

Other required credits: 1 credit in Arts (Visual, Media or Music), .5 credits in health, .5 credits in Physical Education, 1 credit in WIN
 

Other required credits: 1 credit in Arts (Visual, Media or Music), .5 credits in health, .5 credits in Physical Education, 1 credit in WIN
 

Career and Technical Electives for College Credit

Art

Music

Physical Education

WIN (What I Need)
 

WIN (What I Need)

Physical Education

Health

Art

Music
 

Music

Art

Health

Physical Education

WIN (What I Need)
 

Physical Education

WIN (What I Need)

Music

Art

Health
 

Career and Technical Electives

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 1
 

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 2

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 1
 

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 1

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 2

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 3
 

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 1

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 2

Graphic Arts/Digital Design 3

Career Development Internship*

*Course is a Work Experience for students who have proven industry-ready skills and aptitudes

 

Other Suggested Electives

Introduction to Marketing

Starting Your Own Business-Entrepreneurship

Art of Photography and Cinematography 1

Business and Personal Finance

Art Across Mediums

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Drawing and Painting 1
 

Starting Your Own Business-Entrepreneurship

Starting Your Own Business-Entrepreneurship

Yearbook

Art of Photography and Cinematography 1

Accounting 1

Art Across Mediums

Drawing and Painting 1

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Business and Personal
 

Starting Your Own Business-Entrepreneurship

Drawing and Painting 1

Accounting 1

Business and Personal Finance

Art Across Mediums

Yearbook

Introduction to Engineering and Design

introduction to Marketing

Art of Photography and Cinematography 1
 

Art of Photography and Cinematography 1

Business and Personal Finance

Accounting 1

Drawing and Painting 1

Starting Your Own Business-Entrepreneurship

introduction to Marketing

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Yearbook

Art Across Mediums
 

Legend:
AP: Advanced Placement: A standardized curriculum offering college-level courses in subject areas such as English, history, humanities, languages, math, psychology and science. AP courses are taught by a high school teacher on a high school site, trained by College Board.
CE: Concurrent Enrollment allows an eligible high school student to take college or university courses that are taught by a credentialed high school faculty member on the high school campus.

Learn more about types of college credit.

High School Enhanced Learning

Work-Based Learning

Career Development Internship or Job Shadow 

Service Learning

Various community-based projects in curriculum 

College Preparation

Guidance Counselors, ACT, PLAN, PSAT, ASVAB, ACCUPLACER, Career Center  

Student Organizations

SkillsUSA 

Post-Secondary Connections

The programs below are some of the college programs related to this career pathway. Ask your counselor for more information.

2-Year College

Program

4-Year University

Program

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College - Eveleth, Eveleth  

Graphic Design Media AAS  

 

 

Mesabi Range Community and Technical College - Eveleth, Eveleth  

Graphic Design Media Diploma  

 

 

 

 

Bemidji State University  

Design BS  

Want to see more? Find related programs in Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications.

College & University Enhanced Learning

Work-Based Learning

Service Learning

Career Preparation & National Accreditation

Student Organizations

Related Careers

Career Name

Typical Education Required

Average Wage

Desktop Publishers

Associate's degree

$22.57/hour

Graphic Designers

Bachelor's degree

$23.22/hour

Prepress Technicians and Workers

College certificate

$21.98/hour

Print Binding and Finishing Workers

High school diploma or equivalent

$17.97/hour

Printing Press Operators

High school diploma or equivalent

$20.70/hour

Learn more about Registered Apprenticeships