GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY - COMPUTER IMAGING AND COMPOSITION ( Archived )
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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Engineering & Technology

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares students to work in the imaging and electronic prepress areas of Graphic Communications industry. The program qualifies students to seek employment in entry-level and intermediate positions as electronic prepress technicians, digital color specialists and digital prepress operators.

Instruction is provided on Macintosh computers and specialized imaging equipment typically found in the production and prepress areas of the printing industry. Emphasis is on technical skills, common software applications and proper use of scanners, computers and digital output systems.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective academic year: 2008-2009

Required Units in the Major:    32-34

Required Courses
  Semester I (13-15 units)
GRFX 010 - INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (2.0 units)
  GRFX 199 - INTRODUCTION TO DESKTOP PUBLISHING (3.0 units)
  BIT 010 - MICROCOMPUTER KEYBOARDINGi (1.0 units)
  BIT 107 - BUSINESS SOFTWARE--WINDOWS (1.0 units)
  GRFX 030 - BASIC COMPOSITION AND IMAGING (6.0 units)
  OR
  GRFX 220 - BASIC DIGITAL IMAGING (4.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 221 - ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (8 units)
GRFX 031 - ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND IMAGING (6.0 units)
  GRFX 035 - INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC PREPRESS (2.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (6 units)
GRFX 245A - BASIC PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)
  GRFX 222 - BOOK AND MAGAZINE PRODUCTION (2.0 units)
  GRFX 165 - ON-DEMAND PRINTING AND PUBLISHING SYSTEMS (1.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (5 units)
GRFX 105 - INTRODUCTION TO PRINTING MANAGEMENT (2.0 units)
  GRFX 161 - INTRODUCTION TO OFFSET PRESS OPERATIONS (2.0 units)
  GRFX 036 - ELECTRONIC IMAGE ASSEMBLY (1.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  BUS 112 - BUSINESS ENGLISH (3.0 units)
  &
  CIS 010 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 030 - INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING (3.0 units)
  &
  PHOT 130 - ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING (3.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 192 - INTRODUCTION TO WEB AUTHORING (3.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 300A - PRODUCTION PRINTING (2.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 300B - PRODUCTION PRINTING (2.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 103 - INK, PAPER AND QUALITY CONTROL (2.0 units)
  &
  GRFX 104 - BINDERY AND FINISHING OPERATIONS (2.0 units)