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Graphic Communications

Mr. Hutchinson
Mr. Hutchinson


Instructor: Jim Hutchinson

Concentration: FH1830 Graphic Communications

Program Brochure

Program Syllabus

Courses:

1835 Fundamentals of Graphic Communications
1833 Electronic Imaging
1839 Image Assembly and Platemaking
1841 Offset Press and Bindery

Concentration Description:
The Graphic Communications concentration focuses on careers in general commercial printing, quick printing, digital imaging, magazine, newspaper and book printing, financial and legal printing, screen printing, thermography, business forms printing, label and tap printing, packaging, greeting cards, prepress technician, and trade and finishing services.

Course Descriptions:

1835 Fundamentals of Graphic Communication
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for all courses in the Graphic Communications concentration. Areas of study include fundamentals of graphic communications, environmental health and safety, equipment and materials, legal and ethical issues, design elements and principles, job planning and production, and measurement and math. Emphasis will be placed on personal and professional ethics and students will explore a variety of career opportunities. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in graphic communications. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students are encouraged to become active members of Skills USA for additional co-curricular opportunities that enhance student achievement, develop student leadership, and support experiential learning. The West Virginia Standards for 21st Century Learning include the following components: 21st Century Content Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and content standards and objectives.

1833 Electronic Imaging
This course will introduce students to digital image manipulation and desktop publishing. Areas of study include digital file preparation and output, typography, proofreading, page layout, and digital image creation and capture. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in basic typesetting, image designs, proofreading, and computer scanning operations. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in graphic communications. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students are encouraged to become active members of Skills USA for additional co-curricular opportunities that enhance student achievement, develop student leadership, and support experiential learning. The West Virginia Standards for 21st Century Learning include the following components: 21st Century Content Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and content standards and objectives.

1839 Image Assembly and Platemaking
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of image assembly and platemaking. Areas of study include image assembly and platemaking, film masking and assembly, and offset platemaking. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in film masking, platemaking, copy paste-up principles and procedures. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in graphic communications. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students are encouraged to become active members of Skills USA for additional co-curricular opportunities that enhance student achievement, develop student leadership, and support experiential learning. The West Virginia Standards for 21st Century Learning include the following components: 21st Century Content Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and content standards and objectives.

1841 Offset Press and Bindery
This course introduces the use of offset presses and bindery equipment. Areas of study include offset press fundamentals, components, operation, paper stock, paper cutting, and bindery operations. Students will utilize problem-solving techniques and participate in laboratory activities to develop an understanding of course concepts, and teachers should provide each student with real world learning opportunities and instruction related to occupations in graphic communications. Safety instruction is integrated into all activities. Students are encouraged to become active members of Skills USA for additional co-curricular opportunities that enhance student achievement, develop student leadership, and support experiential learning. The West Virginia Standards for 21st Century Learning include the following components: 21st Century Content Standards and 21st Century Learning Skills and Technology Tools. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and content standards and objectives

 

 

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