AET/M Graphic Communication Technology

Bachelor of Science (AETM): Graphic Communication Technology

Bachelor of Science, Applied Engineering & Technology Management: Graphic Communication Technology Option

The Graphic Communication Technology option provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are relevant for careers in the graphic communication industry. Courses in this option provide an overview of communication systems, graphic communication, principles of photography, contemporary printing technology, desktop publishing, digital imaging, color separation and reproduction, and design principles involved in producing various forms of graphic communication. Technical electives included in this option permit students to do research and development with current materials, software and hardware, and technical processes. All courses feature practical laboratory experiences and problem solving activities with the tools, materials, and equipment that are fundamental to understanding the principles of graphic communication. Graduates of this option typically find employment in all technical and managerial phases of the industry, from pre-press through post-press operations, including design and layout, desktop publishing, planning and estimating, customer relations, production, sales, and quality control.

Upon completion of the Graphic Communication Technology option, the student will be able to:

Identify the major developments, characteristics, applications, and impacts of contemporary graphic communication technology.

  • Design and communicate information using the communication systems model.
  • Demonstrate technical skills related to graphic design, digital imaging, continuous tone photography, process photography, pre-press production, image transfer, and finishing operations.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the tools, materials, and processes related to the graphic communication industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas visually, orally, and in written form according to graphic communication standards.
  • Apply mathematical and scientific principles to analyze and solve graphic communication problems.
  • Develop relationships between computer applications and graphic production.
  • Apply business, marketing, and economic principles to solve problems related to graphic communication.
  • Identify responsibilities of supervision and management within the graphic communication industry.
Requirements

Associate of Technology (AET): Graphic Communication Technology

Associate of Technology, Applied Engineering & Technology: Graphic Communication Technology Option

The Graphic Communication Technology option provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills that are relevant for careers in the graphic communication industry. Courses in this option provide an overview of communication systems, graphic communication, principles of photography, contemporary printing technology, desktop publishing, digital imaging, color separation and reproduction, and design principles involved in producing various forms of graphic communication. All courses feature practical laboratory experiences and problem solving activities with the tools, materials, and equipment that are fundamental to understanding the principles of graphic communication. Graduates of this option typically find employment in all technical phases of the industry, from pre-press through post-press operations, including design and layout, desktop publishing, planning and estimating, customer relations, production, sales, and quality control.


Upon completion of the Graphic Communication Technology option, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the major developments, characteristics, applications, and impacts of contemporary graphic communication technology.
  • Design and communicate information using the communication systems model.
  • Demonstrate technical skills related to graphic design, digital imaging, continuous tone photography, process photography, pre-press production, image transfer, and finishing operations.
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the tools, materials, and processes related to the graphic
    communication industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas visually, orally, and in written form according to graphic communication standards.
  • Apply mathematical and scientific principles to analyze and solve graphic communication problems.
  • Develop relationships between computer applications and graphic production.

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