|(a) General requirements. This course is recommended
for students in Grades 9-12. Corequisite: Printing and Imaging Technology
I. This course must be taken concurrently with Printing and Imaging
Technology I and may not be taken as a stand-alone course. Districts
are encouraged to offer this lab in a consecutive block with Printing
and Imaging Technology I to allow students sufficient time to master
the content of both courses. Students shall be awarded one credit
for successful completion of this course.
(1) Career and technical education instruction provides
content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical
knowledge and skills for students to further their education and succeed
in current or emerging professions.
(2) The Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
Career Cluster focuses on careers in designing, producing, exhibiting,
performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content, including
visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment
(3) Careers in printing span all aspects of the industry,
including prepress, press, and finishing and bindery operations. In
addition to developing technical knowledge and skills needed for success
in the Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications Career Cluster,
students will be expected to demonstrate an understanding of the printing
industry with a focus on digital prepress and digital publishing.
(4) Students are encouraged to participate in extended
learning experiences such as career and technical student organizations
and other leadership or extracurricular organizations.
(5) Statements that contain the word "including" reference
content that must be mastered, while those containing the phrase "such
as" are intended as possible illustrative examples.
(c) Knowledge and skills.
(1) The student demonstrates professional standards/employability
skills as required by business and industry. The student is expected
(A) identify and participate in training, education,
or certification for printing and imaging technology employment;
(B) demonstrate positive work behaviors and personal
qualities needed to be employable; and
(C) demonstrate skills related to seeking, applying
for, and obtaining a desired job.
(2) The student applies academic knowledge and skills
in printing and imaging projects. The student is expected to:
(A) apply English language arts knowledge and skills
in accordance with industry standards to a variety of written documents;
(B) apply mathematics knowledge and skills in accordance
with industry standards to solve a problem.
(3) The student applies professional communications
strategies. The student is expected to:
(A) adapt language for audience, purpose, situation,
(B) organize oral and written information;
(C) interpret and communicate information, data, and
(D) deliver formal and informal presentations;
(E) apply active listening skills;
(F) listen to and speak with diverse individuals; and
(G) exhibit public relations skills.
(4) The student understands and examines problem-solving
methods. The student is expected to:
(A) employ critical-thinking skills independently and
in groups; and
(B) employ interpersonal skills in groups to solve
(5) The student applies technology applications. The
student is expected to use personal information management, email,
Internet, writing and publishing, presentation, and spreadsheet or
database applications for printing and imaging projects.
(6) The student applies safety regulations. The student
is expected to:
(A) implement personal and workplace safety rules and
(B) follow emergency procedures.
(7) The student applies leadership characteristics
to student leadership and professional development activities. The
student is expected to:
(A) employ communication skills;
(B) employ teamwork and conflict-management skills;
(C) conduct and participate in meetings; and
(D) employ mentoring skills.
(8) The student applies ethical decision making and
understands and complies with laws regarding use of technology in
printing. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate an understanding of ethical conduct;
(B) apply copyright laws in relation to fair use and
duplication of materials;
(C) model respect for intellectual property;
(D) demonstrate proper etiquette and knowledge of acceptable
use policies; and
(E) demonstrate an understanding of Creative Commons
laws, including all licensing.
(9) The student develops career-building characteristics.
The student is expected to:
(A) maintain a portfolio to document information such
as work experiences, licenses, certifications, and work samples;
(B) demonstrate skills in evaluating and comparing
employment opportunities; and
(C) examine employment opportunities in entrepreneurship.
(10) The student applies technical skills for efficiency.
The student is expected to employ planning and time-management skills
to complete work tasks.
(11) The student develops a basic understanding of
printing and imaging. The student is expected to:
(A) understand printing systems and their uses;
(B) employ processes required for the production of
various printed products;
(C) demonstrate print process management, including
customer service and sales, scheduling, and quality control;
(D) evaluate customer needs and materials;
(E) acquire information in a variety of formats;
(F) evaluate information for accuracy, validity, and
(G) apply digital publishing techniques to create products
by using word processing, graphics, or drawing programs;
(H) apply design elements such as text, graphics, headlines,
and white space;
(I) apply typography concepts, including font size
(J) apply color theory;
(K) apply graphic design concepts such as contrast,
alignment, repetition, and proximity;
(L) edit and evaluate products;
(M) develop technical documentation;
(N) demonstrate knowledge and appropriate use of hardware
components, software programs, and storage devices;
(O) demonstrate knowledge of file and cross-platform
(P) deliver products in a variety of media.