The programme which will lead to the attainment of the National Vocational Certificate (NVC) or National Diploma (ND) in Printing Technology will employ modular curricula. The programme shall have a cogent and flexible structure and content that will equip the trainee with a unit of acquired skills.
The students will be required to be attached to relevant organizations for a period of three months in each part for supervised and graded industrial work attachment to enable them have the relevant experience in the profession.
METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment for the programme shall be:
a) Based on evidence of a practical attainment as presented by the student
b) Conform with the learning outcome as stipulated in the curriculum
c) Enable the student to take an assessment/examination under supervised conditions. Additional assessment and assessed by external assessors will be undertaken to ensure a justifiable judgment on quality of the desired standard expected to have been achieved.
The National Vocational/Diploma Certificate in printing Technology is designed to produce craftsmen with practical technical skills who should understand the nature and purpose of printing technology for gainful employment, and self employment
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
a) Equip the students with adequate training in printing technology.
b) Prepare and produce craftsmen who will be competent to handle design and printed works for the Nigerian/International public.
c) Prepare students for professional technical innovations in print production.
A product of NVC Printing Technology should be able to:
- Produce designs for Graphic Reproduction and Printing.
- Produce printed materials.
- Establish and manage a modest printing outfit.
- Identify and operate printing equipment.
- Process, package and market printed products.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NVC/ND PRINTING TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME
The minimum entry requirements for admission into the programme are as follows:-
- J S III Certificate standard
- Three credits including English Language or English Literature and any two credits in History, Social studies, technical Drawing or Fine Arts.
- Unemployed persons with basic education.
- Any other person interested in acquiring skills in the printing profession at the Vocational level as a means attaining of life long learning (LLL).
Polytechnics that Offer ND/HND Printing Technology are:
- Benue State Polytechnic
- Federal Polytechnic Oko
- Federal Polytechnic Nekede
- IMT Enugu
- Kaduna Polytechnic
- Kano State polytechnic
- Hussaini Adamu Federal Polytechnic Kazaure
- Yaba College of Technology
- Federal Polytechnic Ilaro
Where do Printing Technology graduates work?
Below are six jobs you can do with your ND/HND certificate in printing Technology.
- Print Technician
- Print Operator
- Press operator
- Bindery operator
- Print Manager