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Trade & Industrial Education
TI01698
Introduction to Graphic Arts II
63.00
Students will select appropriate kinds of paper for various print jobs and demonstrate basic binding and finishing techniques. They will be able to measure type and identify parts of a type character, typefaces and type alignment. Students will demonstrate their ability to create a word-processed document, operate a scanner and digital camera and place images in page-layout software and produce a plate. They will be able to use desktop publishing systems to apply the principles of copy preparation, design, and layout to complete projects to industry standards. Students should be able to proof copy and recognize the existence of legal restrictions on the printer. Safety will be emphasized throughout the course.
Cheryl Cooksey 580-242-2750, ext 152
Introduction to Graphic Arts II
OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
Paper
• Identify basic grades of paper.
• Choose the correct paper for various jobs.
• Select and order paper utilizing a paper cabinet and paper price book.
Introduction to Binding and Finishing
• Count paper using various techniques.
• Pad 20-pound stock.
• Pad carbonless paper.
• Drill paper stock for a 3-ring binder.
• Fold paper using a folding machine.
• Hand fold, collate, and staple a booklet.
• Collate multi-page printing job using a collating machine.
• Score a job.
Typography
• Identify typeface classes in printed material.
• Measure type.
• Identify type alignment.
Introduction to Digital File Preparation and Output
• Collect current event material related to digital printing.
• Compare and contrast the changes in staffing and training needs in a shop adopting CTP technology.
• Analyze effects of digital printing on the printer’s and customer’s view of cost, service, and competitiveness.
• Design a page with appropriate margins, formatting, guides, trims, and folds.
• Create a word-processed document.
• Flow copy from a word processing program to page layout program according to job specifications.
• Use a digital camera to capture a digital image.
• Use a scanner to scan line art.
• Placed digital and scanned images in a page-layout document.
• Produce an analog/digital plate for offset printing.
Design Principles
• Make thumbnail and rough layouts.
• Label magazine ads that utilize principles of design.
• Identify types of art in printed material.
• Complete a drawing of the printer’s color wheel.
• Identify six basic color combinations in printed material.
Proof Procedures and Legal Considerations
• Read and mark proof copy.

CONTENT:
Orientation to Graphics Communication (MAVCC)
Paper
• Terms related to paper.
• Basic paper grades with their uses.
• Basic paper sizes and their dimensions.
• Factors affecting paper choice.
• Tests and procedures for determining grain direction.
• Printing process requirements.
• Information to specify when ordering paper.
• Commercial envelope number sizes and their descriptions.
• Rules for handling paper.
• Advantages and disadvantages of recycled paper.
Introduction to Binding and Finishing
• Terms related to binding and finishing.
• Binding techniques.
• Major paper folding styles.
• Procedures associated with finishing activities.
• Operational and safety parts of a paper cutter.


Typography
• Terms related to typography
• Parts of a type character.
• Classification of typefaces.
• Type families.
• Measurement of type.
• Type alignment.
Introduction to Digital File Preparation and Output
• Terms related to digital file preparation and output.
• Documents commonly produced through desktop publishing.
• Types of software used in desktop publishing and their descriptions.
• Major types of hardware used in desktop publishing.
• Digital camera basics.
• Scanning in grayscale, line art, and RGB modes.
• Types of scanners and their descriptions.
• Raster and vector images.
• Types of storage devices used in desktop publishing systems and their characteristics.
• High-end output devices used in desktop publishing and their descriptions.
• Types of desktop publishing proofs.
• Types of impositions and their descriptions.
• Digital trapping.
Design Principles
• Terms related to design principles
• Terms related to color
• Steps in the design process.
• Things the designer want from the printer.
• Functions of design.
• Components of printed communication.
• Three stages of layout.
• Principles of design.
• Basic types of art and their sources.
• Working with color.
• Five kinds of publication design.
• Postal regulations.
Proof Procedures and Legal Considerations
• Terms related to proof procedures and legal considerations
• Reasons for proofing.
• Types of proofs.
• Proofreaders marks and their meanings.
• Reading, marking, and correcting copy.
• Legal restrictions and trade standards.
• Three elements of copyright notice.
• Tests for judging the “fair use” of copyrighted material.
• Items that may be copyrighted.
• Items not eligible for copyright.
• Copyright issues involving the Internet.
• Provisions for using photographs of people for advertising purposes.
For the purpose of evaluation, points will be earned in the following areas; weighted by percentages shown:
A. Daily Grade 40%
B. Assignments 40%
C. Tests 10%
D. Final Test 10%




Grading scale to be used:
90-100% = A
80- 89% = B
70- 79% = C
60- 69% = D
Below 69% = F
No Grade = NG
Incomplete = I
Withdraw = W

Students will be kept informed of their grades. Any student should inquire of the course instructor if they do not understand or agree with points given.

Daily grading method: The purpose of the daily grade is to determine and develop a student's attitude toward the "world of work". A dependable employee would be expected to be at work, on time, everyday and to perform daily tasks to the best of their ability. If a student is tardy they will be able to earn no higher than 80% of their possible grade. If a student is absent they will receive a zero for the day they are absent. Because this is a daily grade a student must be present to perform the tasks for that day. Daily grades cannot be made up.

Each daily grade is worth 20 points which is broken down into the following scale:
• Attitude (20%),
• Time on Task (20%),
• Quality of Work (30%),
• Speed (10%).
• Attendance (20%)

Assignments: Written and performance assignments will be given weekly. These assignments will give students the opportunity to practice the skills without the pressure of a test. If a student is absent, they must notify the instructor when they would like to make up the assignment. All assignments must be completed within one week of absence.

Tests: Written tests will be given over every major area. Tests will be given weekly. Tests can be made up within one week from day of absence.

Each student will participate in a pre-test and a post-test to measure competency gains.
All courses will be crosswalked with:
• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Graphic Communications Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Graphic Communications: Digital Prepress Technician (OD44101)
Graphic Communications: Offset Press Operator (OD44103)
Graphic Communications: Bindery Operator (OD44104)

• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Advertising Design Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Advertising Design: Copy Center Technician (OD44111)
Advertising Design: Graphic Designer (OD44112)
Advertising Design: Illustrator (OD44113)
Advertising Design: Production Artist (OD44114)

• PrintED competencies
(NOTE: PrintED is a national accreditation and certification program for graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels.)

PrintED competencies vs. objectives taught by MAVCC Publications:
Orientation to Graphic Communications
Press Operations, Binding and Finishing
Digital File Preparation and Output
Advertising and Design

All courses will be crosswalked with:
• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Graphic Communications Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Graphic Communications: Digital Prepress Technician (OD44101)
Graphic Communications: Offset Press Operator (OD44103)
Graphic Communications: Bindery Operator (OD44104)

• Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education’s Advertising Design Skills Standards, Stillwater, OK, 2006
Advertising Design: Copy Center Technician (OD44111)
Advertising Design: Graphic Designer (OD44112)
Advertising Design: Illustrator (OD44113)
Advertising Design: Production Artist (OD44114)

• PrintED competencies
(NOTE: PrintED is a national accreditation and certification program for graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels.)

PrintED competencies vs. objectives taught by MAVCC Publications:
Orientation to Graphic Communications
Press Operations, Binding and Finishing
Digital File Preparation and Output
Advertising and Design
No
No
Yes
No
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Arts, A/V Technology & Communications Printing Technology Graphic Design Technician