GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS I Course No. 8660
GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS II Course No. 8661
2 years – 6 credits – Advanced Career Education (ACE) Center at Hermitage and The Academy at Virginia Randolph
State Course Title: Graphic Imaging Technology
The Graphic Communications program is designed to introduce the student to the world of graphic design, printing and related fields. Students learn to develop techniques to manage and control production printing using 21st –century skills. They develop skills in digital composition; wide-format printing; digital printing; and collating/binding operations, and sublimation. Student design and produce graphics for flyers, brochures, t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs and buttons etc., using various processes, including vinyl, sublimation and digital printing. Students also learn color theory and graphic design through working with tie-dye and Adobe software.
In the second-year course, students use knowledge gained in the Graphics I class to complete more complex projects, and to specialize in areas of prime interest. Students are given the opportunity to run large print jobs using the latest digital printing equipment. The class is run as a business, producing items such as banners and other printed materials for schools and various county departments. With approval and recommendation from their teacher, students may spend time in actual work experience with a graphic design company during the second semester.
Students have the opportunity to become certified in the following area(s):
- PrintED/ Graphic Certification
- SkillsUSA Graphic Communications
- Workplace Readiness
Cost to take the certification test is paid for by Henrico County Public Schools.
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