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RULE §130.95Printing and Imaging Technology I Lab (One Credit), Adopted 2015

(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.

(b) Introduction.

  (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 services.

  (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 to:

    (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; and

    (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, and intent;

    (B) organize oral and written information;

    (C) interpret and communicate information, data, and observations;

    (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 problems.

  (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 regulations; 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 usability;

    (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 and style;

    (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 compatibility; and

    (P) deliver products in a variety of media.

Source Note: The provisions of this §130.95 adopted to be effective August 28, 2017, 40 TexReg 6601

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