Students who demonstrate adequate academic skill to succeed in the occupational-content courses of the program will be given an "S" grade for GART 100 and will not be required to attend the initial session.
Based on your keyboarding skills you may be required to take a 1 credit Keyboarding class in order to meet the competencies of the program.
GART 100 Academic Skill Development 1-8 credits. A review of the mathematical skills of fractions, decimals, percents, proportions, and science. Study of oral and written communications.
GART 120 English Communications I 1 credit. This course is designed to provide the student with background and instruction in basic communication skills. English Communications I will cover basic English grammar and construction, spelling, word hyphenation and sentence level writing problems.
GART 122 Stripping and Platemaking 8 credits. This course is designed to enable the student to become proficient in the process of precisely positioning and fastening one or more film negatives onto a plate-size masking sheet so the film images can be exposed in the desired position on the offset plate.
GART 123 English Communications II 1 credit. This course is designed to provide the student with background and instruction in writing skills. The main focus of this course lies in writing paragraphs and various types of narrations with additional instruction in spelling and word hyphenation.
GART 124 Occupational Relations I 1 credit. This course is designed to help the technician understand and deal effectively with fellow workers. Emphasis on job preparation, social and employee responsibilities, personal motivation and safety.
GART 125 Occupational Relations II 1 credit. This course is a continuation of GART 124 and covers employer-employee relations, unions, employee benefits and supervision. PREREQ: GART 124.
GART 126 Camera 8 credits. This course is designed to enable the student to become proficient in the areas of camera and darkroom procedures for the production of line and halftone materials used in the offset printing processes.
GART 127 Offset Press I 7 credits. This course is designed to train the student who has had little or no experience in offset press operation. At the completion of this course the student will be able to produce single color printed material on small offset presses.
GART 128 Offset Press II 7 credits. This course is a continuation of Offset Press I, giving the student training in more complex small offset press work. The student will produce quick copy and multicolor printing.
GART 129 Typesetting and Pasteup I 7 credits. This course is designed to enable the student to become proficient in the basic operation of computerized typesetting equipment.
GART 130 Typesetting and Pasteup II 7 credits. This course is designed to enable the student to produce camera-ready typeset jobs utilizing computerized typesetting and desk top publishing equipment.
GART 131 Advanced Offset Press 8 credits. This course is designed to train the student in the operation of larger sheet fed offset presses. The student will produce single and multicolor close register printing. Bindery operations for production projects will be covered also.
GART 132 Advanced Typesetting and Pasteup 8 credits. This course is designed to give the student more advanced computerized typesetting training by utilizing more complex computer software programs and desk top publishing for the completed camera ready typeset jobs.
GART 133 Industrial Communications 2 credits. Emphasis in this course is placed on securing jobs and includes writing letters of introduction, resumes', application and preparation, job interviewing and job communication techniques.
GART 134 Business Economics 2 credits. This course is designed to provide the student with a basic overview of economic principles as they relate to the American system of free enterprise.
GART 135 Graphic Arts Production 8 credits. Eight (8) weeks of supervised occupational work experience in the printing/graphic arts industry. OR This course will enable students to utilize technical skills and knowledge acquired during the previous courses completed throughout the program by completing production jobs including typesetting, camera operation, stripping, offset presswork and bindery operations. The student will also prepare job estimating and pricing as well as ordering of necessary paper and supplies to complete the job.
GART 299 Special Topics (variable) 1-8 credits. This course is designed to address the specific needs of individuals. It will enable the students to upgrade their technical skills through part-time enrollment in units of instruction that are currently available through the program's full-time preemployment curriculum. Permission of the instructor is required.
RELT 103 Keyboarding 1 credit. The course enables the development of basic touch keyboarding skill in a minimum of time. completion should prepare students to (a) input alphabetic, numeric, and symbol information quickly and accurately and (b) understand basic vocabulary and concepts used in keyboarding operations when entering and retrieving information.