Use mathematical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills needed to perform the management, compositional layouts, and other design calculations in the arts, audio-video technology, and communications industry.
Use reading, writing, and communication skills needed to convey themes, ideas, and concepts in research and public presentation for arts, audio-video technology, and communication projects.
Utilize information technology tools to access, manage, and integrate information in the communication industries.
Analyze an organizational structure for its systemic performance in arts, audio-video technology, and communications.
Practice safe and healthy standards in the arts, audio-video technology, and communication environments.
Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills gained through student organization activities in the communication industries.
Assess communications ethics and legal responsibilities to provide guidelines for conduct.
Determine factors to be considered in developing an effective career plan and procedures for obtaining employment in the communications industries.
Describe visual communication processes used to convey messages to a variety of audiences through various art forms, audio-video technology, and the media.
Communicate ideas and information to convey messages to coworkers and other audiences.
Analyze the history and evolution of the arts, audio-video technology, and communications in society and the economy.
Demonstrate processes that provide team building.
Analyze communication concepts for the ways they are interpreted and influenced through various forms of art, audio-video technology productions, and the media.
Interpret the influence of elements of time and place on visual characteristics, content, purposes, and messages of works of art.
Define the role of graphics in the free enterprise system.
Recognizing types of companies that employ persons with graphic arts skills
Identifying the relationship of counterfeiting and copyright laws related to graphic arts
Identify major printing processes, including flexography, gravure, lithography, screen printing, and digital.
Identifying advantages and disadvantages of major printing processes
Listing typical products produced by major printing processes
Explaining sequential steps in technical production flow from idea to finished graphic arts product
Interpreting production information on a job docket or ticket
Explain safety rules for graphic arts, including press procedures, paper cutter procedures, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) approved methods to dispose of waste materials, and Material Safety Data Sheets.
Describe proper use of safety equipment, including fire safety equipment, first aid kit, eye wash station, protective safety procedures, dress code, and warning labels.
Describe necessary steps for addressing injury in the graphics arts laboratory.
Identify various software applications and file formats for graphic arts.
Comparing portable document file (PDF) format to native files for proofs
Describing various file formats and their extensions
Describing the difference between a roster image and a vector graphic
Explain the purpose of a folding dummy and imposition.
Describe uses of image capture and digital file output equipment and processes, including basic scanning and digital camera hardware and digital platemaking equipment for offset plates.
Identifying the difference between line art and continuous tone originals, trapping and proofing, and hard and soft proofs
Explain color usage in graphic arts technology.
Identify basic press systems quality control devices.
Identify padding equipment materials and hand tools, stapling and stitching equipment and supplies, punching and drilling equipment and tools, folding equipment, collating equipment, die cut equipment, and embossing equipment.