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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Intermediate Graphic Communications
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to understand the introduction to the graphics/printing industry.

Standard 1
Define the role of graphic communications.

Standard 2
Identify print markets and types of print businesses.

Standard 3
Describe major contributions in the history of printing.

Standard 4
Explore printing technologies.


Strand 2
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate safe practices.

Standard 1
List safety rules involving chemicals and flammable liquids.

Standard 2
Read, comprehend and follow instructions on warning labels.

Standard 3
List the steps to be taken in case of injury in the lab.

Standard 4
Identify locations of first aid kit, eye wash station, SDS and safety equipment.

Standard 5
Follow proper safety procedures and dress code when operating equipment.

Standard 6
Demonstrate common sense when working with others.

Standard 7
Pass general lab safety test.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate safe practices.

  1. List safety rules involving chemicals and flammable liquids.
  2. Read, comprehend and follow instructions on warning labels.
  3. List the steps to be taken in case of injury in the lab.
  4. Identify locations of first aid kit, eye wash station, MSDS, and safety equipment.
  5. Follow proper safety procedures and dress code when operating equipment.
  6. Demonstrate common sense when working with others.
  7. Pass general lab safety test.

Strand 3
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate design processes.

Standard 1
Understand the design process.

Standard 2
Define the principles and elements of design.

Standard 3
Identify typeface classifications and their uses.

Standard 4
Describe the anatomy of type.

Standard 5
Understand point size, leading, and alignment.

Standard 6
Measure type size and line weight in points.

Standard 7
Create a design for printing, applying the design process.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate design processes.

  1. Understand the design process.
  2. Define the principles and elements of design.
  3. Identify typeface classifications and their uses.
  4. Describe the anatomy of type.
  5. Understand point size, leading, and alignment.
  6. Measure type size and line weight in points.
  7. Create a design for printing, applying the design process.

Strand 4
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate computer skills.

Standard 1
Select appropriate software types (i.e. word processing, page layout, paint, draw) and related applications.

Standard 2
Identify software interface features (i.e. panels, menus, dialog boxes).

Standard 3
Define hardware and hardware functions as they apply to the graphics industry.

Standard 4
Understand digital publishing technology.

Standard 5
Identify and determine appropriate file formats.

Standard 6
Install fonts.

Standard 7
Perform basic math skills.

Standard 8
Create an interactive PDF.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate computer skills.

  1. Select appropriate software types (i.e. word processing, page layout, paint, draw) and related applications.
  2. Identify software interface features (i.e. panels, menus, dialog boxes).
  3. Define hardware and hardware functions as they apply to the graphics industry.
  4. Understand digital publishing technology.
  5. Identify and determine appropriate file formats.
  6. Install fonts.
  7. Perform basic math skills.
  8. Create an interactive PDF.

Strand 5
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate page layout.

Standard 1
Demonstrate operation of tools, panels, and menus in a page layout application (i.e. InDesign).

Standard 2
Change page layout software defaults.

Standard 3
Define layout elements (body text, display text, illustration and white space).

Standard 4
Demonstrate proper use of guides, margins, columns, gutters, and rows.

Standard 5
Know basic paper sizes and orientations (i.e. letter and tabloid).

Standard 6
Import and modify an image in a page layout program.

Standard 7
Measure linear dimensions in inches and fractions of an inch to 1/16”.

Standard 8
Comprehend crop and registration marks.

Standard 9
Define bleeds.

Standard 10
Output color separations.

Standard 11
Perform fraction to decimal conversions.

Standard 12
Create a multi‐page layout.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate page layout.

  1. Demonstrate operation of tools, panels, and menus in a page layout application (i.e.InDesign).
  2. Change page layout software defaults.
  3. Define layout elements (body text, display text, illustration and white space).
  4. Demonstrate proper use of guides, margins, columns, gutters, and rows.
  5. Know basic paper sizes and orientations (i.e. letter and tabloid).
  6. Import and modify an image in a page layout program.
  7. Measure linear dimensions in inches and fractions of an inch to 1/16”.
  8. Comprehend crop and registration marks.
  9. Define bleeds.
  10. Output color separations.
  11. Perform fraction to decimal conversions.
  12. Create a multi-page layout.

Strand 6
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate digital image editing.

Standard 1
Demonstrate operation of tools, panels, and menus in an image editing application (i.e. Photoshop).

Standard 2
Change image editing software defaults.

Standard 3
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of raster images.

Standard 4
Comprehend pixels, resolution, and interpolation.

Standard 5
Compare line art, continuous tone and halftone image types.

Standard 6
Capture an image (i.e. digital camera or scanner).

Standard 7
Understand metric prefixes as they relate to file size.

Standard 8
Identify color modes and their uses (i.e. RGB and CMYK).

Standard 9
Utilize multiple selection methods, layers, and channels.

Standard 10
Solve mathematical equations as they relate to pixels.

Standard 11
Edit a color raster image.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate digital image editing.

  1. Demonstrate operation of tools, panels, and menus in an image editing application (i.e. Photoshop).
  2. Change image editing software defaults.
  3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of raster images.
  4. Comprehend pixels, resolution, and interpolation.
  5. Compare line art, continuous tone, and halftone image types.
  6. Capture an image (i.e. digital camera or scanner).
  7. Understand metric prefixes as they relate to file size.
  8. Identify color modes and their uses (i.e. RGB and CMYK).
  9. Utilize multiple selection methods, layers, and channels.
  10. Solve mathematical equations as they relate to pixels.
  11. Edit a color raster image.

Strand 7
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate digital illustrations.

Standard 1
Demonstrate operation of tools, panels, and menus in an illustration application (i.e. Illustrator).

Standard 2
Change illustration software defaults.

Standard 3
Understand the advantages and disadvantages of raster images.

Standard 4
Comprehend bezier curves, handles, and anchor points.

Standard 5
Comprehend process and spot colors.

Standard 6
Define trapping.

Standard 7
Solve ration and percent equations.

Standard 8
Create and modify a vector image.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate digital illustrations.

  1. Demonstrate operation of tools, panels, and menus in an illustration application (i.e. Illustrator).
  2. Change illustration software defaults.
  3. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of raster images.
  4. Comprehend bezier curves, handles, and anchor points.
  5. Comprehend process and spot colors.
  6. Define trapping.
  7. Solve ration and percent equations.
  8. Create and modify a vector image.

Strand 8
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate printing processes.

Standard 1
Classify the major printing process (flexography, lithography, screen, gravure, and digital).

Standard 2
Identify products produce by each of the major printing process.

Standard 3
Understand the concept of the image carrier for the major printing process.

Standard 4
Identify other graphics communication processes (i.e. vinyl, engraving, embroidery, etc).

Standard 5
Know substrate and basic paper grades (i.e. bond and cover).

Standard 6
Produce a multi‐color product.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate printing processes.

  1. Classify the major printing process (flexography, lithography, screen, gravure, and digital).
  2. Identify products produced by each of the major printing processes.
  3. Understand the concept of the image carrier for the major printing process.
  4. Identify other graphics communication processes (i.e. vinyl, engraving, embroidery, etc.).
  5. Know substrate and basic paper grades (i.e. bond and cover).
  6. Produce a multi-color product.

Strand 9
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate finishing and binding processes.

Standard 1
Define finishing.

Standard 2
Identify finishing processes.

Standard 3
Define binding.

Standard 4
Identify binding processes.

Standard 5
Finish or bind a product.

Performance Skill
Understand and demonstrate finishing and binding processes.

  1. Define finishing.
  2. Identify finishing processes.
  3. Define binding.
  4. Identify binding processes.
  5. Finish or bind a product.

Strand 10
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework – Level 2.

Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate reliability.

  1. Determine individual time management skills.
  2. Explore what’s ethical in the workplace or school.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of government.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of professional organizations and trade unions.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate responsiveness.

  1. Define the customer.
  2. Recognize benefits of doing a community service project.
  3. Demonstrate social etiquette.
  4. Identify customer expectations.

Standard 3
Understand resiliency.

  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Select characters of a positive image.
  3. Identify a mentor.

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate workplace habits.

  1. Participate in a shadowing activity.
  2. Explore workplace ethics: codes of conduct.
  3. Recognize safety issues.
  4. Perform a skill demonstration.
  5. Exercise your right to know.

Standard 5
Understand and develop initiative.

  1. Develop personal financial skills.
  2. Develop a business plan.
  3. Investigate entrepreneurship opportunities.

Standard 6
Understand and demonstrate continuous improvement.

  1. Conduct a worker interview.
  2. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  3. Examine ethics and values in the workplace.
  4. Develop a working relationship with a mentor.
  5. Construct a job search network.


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