Graphic Arts


Students will develop the skills and techniques used in the graphic arts industry including graphic design and layout, composition, web design, digital prepress operation, large format printing/framing, dry mounting, graphics and imaging dye sublimation, bindery, finishing, photography and image editing. 

Meet The Instructor

Cheryl Cooksey began teaching at Autry Technology Center in 1993. In Autry’s up-to-date lab, Mrs. Cooksey simulates the graphics industry for her students. Her program consistently has 100 percent positive job placement. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education from Phillips University and has taken master’s level hours at both the University of Central Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

Mrs. Cooksey was recognized in 2017 as the National Trade and Industrial Teacher of the Year by the Association for Career and Technical Education and received the Oklahoma Carl Perkins Community Service Award. In 2006, Cheryl was selected as the National Educator of the Year by Printing Industries of America. In 2000, she received the National SkillsUSA Advisor of the Year award, and she was honored as the Region IV ACTE
New Teacher of the Year in 1998.

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