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PTI112: Graph AB (2014-2015)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Career and Technical Education
COURSE TITLE: Graphics Comm AB
CALENDAR YEAR: 2014-2015

Major Concepts/Content: The Introduction to Graphic Communications course is designed to provide students in grades 7 through 8 with exploratory and investigative activities in offset lithography, photographic processes, book binding, pad binding, and paper making. The content includes, but is not limited to, building awareness of career opportunities associated with graphic communications; measuring in inches, millimeters, and picas; identifying the historical development of graphic communications materials and processes; utilizing basic numerical, communication, and interpersonal skills generally used in the world of work; and learning to value the personal and social significance of work.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided in the general graphics laboratory setting using hands-on experiences with graphic tools, equipment, and materials related to the course content. Students will plan, design, and construct projects that involved utilizing office duplicating processes; creating screen process prints, and cold composition and planographic printing. Students will investigate content-related occupations, make visits to libraries and graphic industries, present ideas and information orally and in writing, assume leadership roles with the framework of the classroom setting, and develop decision-making skills that will enable students to react successfully to change.

Major Evaluative Techniques: Graphic projects will be evaluated for completeness, neatness, accuracy, and application of all the concepts utilized in developing the project. Written and oral reports will be evaluated for content and form. Class participation will be evaluated utilizing areas such as works conscientiously on assigned projects, uses graphic tools properly, assists others, works independently, offers solutions to problems, and completes projects.

Course Objectives: Upon completion of the graphic communication course, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate and explore careers related to graphic production and design.
  • Utilize safe and appropriate work habits.
  • Apply incremental and absolute measurement.
  • Explore design elements and principals of various graphic applications.
  • Complete graphic design models to fit specific needs and requirements.