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 121 Introduction To Printing 2 credits. This course is designed to introduce the student that has little or no prior experience to the graphic arts industry. It will introduce students to the procedures and processes that are required to produce a printed job from start to finish.
GART 122 Image Assembly/Reproduction Photography 6 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 masking sheet so the film images can be exposed in the desired position on the offset plate for single and multicolor close register printing. The student will also 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 123 Finishing Binding 1 credit. This course will introduce the student to the binding and finishing operations that are necessary to prepare the printed job for final delivery. This will include cutting the paper before and after printing, folding, creasing, slitting, scoring, binding and other finishing operations.
GART 124 Printing Mathematics 2 credits. This course applies basic mathematics related to the graphic arts industry. This includes addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages and appropriate conversions used in the graphic arts industry.
GART 126 Image Assembly/Reproduction Photography II 7 credits. This course is a continuation of Image Assembly/Reproduction Photography I. The students will be introduced to more complex multicolor image assembly operations. The students will be introduced to more complex darkroom procedures including the production of spreads and chokes.
GART Press Operation I 5 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 Press Operation II 7 credits. This course is a continuation of Press Operation I, providing the student training in more complex, small offset press work. The student will produce multicolor printing requiring close register. GART 129 Electronic Imaging 6 credits. This course will introduce the student to basic computer operation. The student will become proficient in the basic operation of desktop publishing equipment.
GART 130 Electronic Imaging II 7 credits. This course is designed to enable the student TO produce camera-ready typeset jobs utilizing computerized typesetting and desktop publishing equipment.
GART 131 Advanced Press Operation 6 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 on larger format presses.
GART 132 Advanced Electronic Prepress 6 credits. This course is designed to give the student more advanced training by utilizing more complex desktop publishing and electronic graphic applications.
GART 135 Graphic Arts Production 8 credits. This is the final course for students who are working towards an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Graphic Arts/Printing program. 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 electronic imaging, image assembly and reproduction photography, offset presswork and bindery operations. The student will also be exposed to job estimating and pricing as well as the ordering of paper and supplies. OR Students may choose to complete 8 weeks of supervised occupational work experience in the Graphic Arts/Printing industry.
GART 299 Special Topics 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 101 Applied Communications I 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied written communications skills: The mechanics of written composition, technical terms, spelling and definition, basic computer literacy and technical writing and reporting formats.
RELT 102 Applied Communications II 2 credits. The course expands on communications taught in RELT 101. New material taught in Applied Communications II includes writing business correspondence and technical reports.
RELT 201 Applied Communications III 2 credits. The course provides students with instruction in applied oral communications skills. Business speaking and effective oral communications will be taught.
RELT 202 Applied Business Economics 2 credits. The course provides students with an overview of economic principles related to technical courses of study.
RELT 206 Applied Occupational Relations 2 credits. The course provides students with knowledge and abilities in the areas of employment process skills. Job acquisition skills and job market analysis are the core of this course.
RELT 207 Applied Human Relations 2 credits. The course provides a study of human behavior in an occupational environment with emphasis on communications, motivation, leadership and personal attitude.