Graphic Communications

graphic communications courses of study at the secondary and post-secondary levels and is a component of the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF®).

Graphic Communications introduces students to theory and practical aspects of the commercial printing industry. Students gain competencies in traditional and computer-based layout, design, and typesetting; copy preparation and composition; electronic plate making using the DPX Genesis computer-to-plate technology; printing press operations on three two-color presses including the state-of-the-art Hamada H234A true two-color automated off set press; finishing and binding using the Baum Ultra Fold with right angle technology; collating with a Duplo twelve station collating booklet maker; and paper cutting using a computer driven Baum paper cutter. Students use industry standard software on both Macintosh and PC computers with the advantage of gaining experience using both platforms. In addition students will be exposed to digital photography and 4-color silk screening technology.

Course Objectives

– Using industry standards students will learn the following competencies:
– Integrated academics through project based learning
– Create a portfolio
– Recognize career pathway opportunities
– Interact safely in a shop environment
– Incorporate the use of industry standard technology and software
– Read, understand, and communicate in the language of the field
– Organize and research information
– Develop a professional appearance, exemplary work ethic and superior communication skills
– Develop customer relations
– Determine customers needs and process work orders
– Use technology to seek diagnostic techniques and repair procedures, parts information and labor rates

Instructors

CTEC NEWS – September and October 2015 Graphic Communications:

CTEC NEWS – September and October 2015 Graphic Communications:

  • Oct. 30th juniors and seniors spent the day at the Springfield Art & Science Museums on a guided tour of Art Works and Currier Ives.
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Museum Field Trip

Museum Field Trip

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Jared and his Rolls-Royce

Jared and his Rolls-Royce

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Mia posing for Rolls-Royce

Mia posing for Rolls-Royce

Fun with Dr Suess

Fun with Dr Suess

Dr Suess with class list

Dr Suess with class list

Angel posing

Angel posing

Graphics Pose

Graphics Pose

Ben thinking the Rolls Royce would be fun to drive

Ben thinking the Rolls Royce would be fun to drive

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June 2015 Newsletter

6.16.15 newsletter

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Graphics II 2014

newsletter graphics june

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butterfly

Photo by Alison Wiseman

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Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory Field Trip

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Sugarloaf Mountain Photo by Ashley Matthews

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory Field Trip

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9th & 10th Grade 6.9.14 Newsletter

June 9 newsletter

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Student photos

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