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Electronic Imaging Prepress Certificate (R): 197

Revised: Effective Semester — Summer 2007

Gainful Employment Information for the Electronic Imaging Prepress Certificate

This certificate curriculum is designed for students who are seeking to explore the growing field of electronic imaging for printing production. Students develop an understanding of the impact microcomputers have had on the printing industry and gain in-depth, hands-on technical knowledge of the software currently used in the graphic arts production process. This curriculum allows students to explore the tools, concepts, and methodology of electronic image preparation. Students gain experience in electronic page assembly and scanning applications utilizing industry-standard computer equipment. Students develop an understanding of how text, line art, digital illustrations, scanned halftones, and process color images are captured, manipulated, corrected and imposed in order to be printed successfully.

PR 130 Introduction to QuarkXPress 4
PR 131 Photoshop Digital Production for Printing and Publishing I 4
PR 171 Electronic Publishing I 4
PR 232 Photoshop Digital Production for Printing and Publishing II 4
  Professional electives* 3-4
Total credit hours  19 -20
* Select CA 272, GD 116, GD 120, GD 121, or GD 127. 
Program Outcomes for the Electronic Imaging Prepress Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Seek employment in the printing and publishing (or related) industry.
  • Use industry specific hardware/software to perform operations for producing digital documents in a digital workflow to industry standards.
  • Produce printed and finished products using press and bindery equipment to industry standards.
  • Comprehend and communicate written, verbal, and visual information as well as work effectively individually and as a member of a diverse production team.
  • Demonstrate the relationship of design preparation and production workflow for the final product and calculate the associated costs.
  • Demonstrate skills and attitudes that foster lifelong learning and professionalism.
  • Solve practical problems in publishing and output files for a conventional or digital workflow.

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Printing Technology Certificate (R): 176

Revised: Effective Semester —Summer 2007

Gainful Employment Information for the Printing Technology Certificate

This certificate curriculum is designed to provide skills, knowledge, and related experiences needed for entry-level jobs in the graphic arts/printing industry. This curriculum may also be used by those people currently employed in related fields to expand or upgrade skills to enhance their employment capabilities. The curriculum is designed to be completed by employed students in four semesters. Students may apply credits earned in the certificate curriculum to the associate's degree.

PR 115 Introduction to Bindery and Finishing 3
PR 116 Principles of Offset Presses I 3
PR 171 Electronic Publishing 4
PR 212 Planning and Estimating 3
PR 216 Principles of Offset Presses II 3
  Program elective* 3 -4
Total credit hours  19-20
* Select AR 103, AR 104, GD 120, GD 121, GD 124, PR 131, PR 221, or PR 281. Department approval is required to apply any elective not on this list to the award of the certificate.
Program Outcomes for the Printing Technology Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Seek employment in the printing and publishing (or related) industry.
  • Produce printed products on conventional and digital printing presses to industry standards.
  • Read, comprehend and communicate written, verbal, and visual information.
  • Perform folding and finishing operations to industry standards.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the vocabulary, terminology, and production flow of the printing and publishing industry.

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