skip to main content
Shadow

Graphic Communications

Mr. Hutchinson
Mr. Hutchinson


Instructor: Jim Hutchinson

Concentration: FH1830 Graphic Communications

Program Brochure

Program Syllabus

Gainful Employment

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

Elective Courses:
1837 - Applications in Graphic Communications
1834 - Digital Prepress
1832 - Color Processing

Program of Study Description:
The Graphic Communications Program of Study 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 Program of Study. 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 learningAll West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

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. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets

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. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

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. All West Virginia teachers are responsible for classroom instruction that integrates learning skills, technology tools, and skill sets.

1837 Applications in Graphic Communications
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills of offset press operation and troubleshooting. Areas of study include press maintenance and advanced printing. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in offset press maintenance. 

*This course is being recommended as an elective for students who are completing the core secondary level Career and Technical Education/Concentration.

1834 Digital Prepress
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for digital preparation for press operations. Areas of study include imaging concepts, scanning concepts, and composition. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in prepress operations. 1855 Fundamentals of Desktop Publishing 

*This course is being recommended as an elective for students who are completing the core
secondary level Career and Technical Education/Concentration.

1832 Color Processing
This course introduces the student to the knowledge base and technical skills for GRPHCM-COLPR printing. Areas of study include the GRPHCM-COLPR science and GRPHCM-COLPR printing. Students will demonstrate knowledge and technical expertise in selecting appropriate GRPHCM-COLPRs for a project and producing GRPHCM-COLPR separations. 

*This course is being recommended as an elective for students who are completing the core
secondary level Career and Technical Education/Concentration.

 

Shadow