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					                                 COLUMBIA AREA CAREER CENTER

                                 Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing
                                               COURSE SYLLABUS
                                                   2010-2011

Instructor          Jeaniene Thompson                    Patrick Sasser                Sandy Morrow
Name:
Conference          1st hour: 7:45-8:35 a.m.             1:30-3:00 p.m. Every Day      12-1:20 B days
Time:               Room 239

Office Phone        Voice mail: 214-3000 x               Office: 214-3800 x 29706      Office: 214-3800 x 29724
Number:             43849
Email:              jthompso@columbia.k12.mo.            psasser@columbia.k12.mo.us    smorrow@columbia.k12.mo.
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www.career-center.org

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Grades 11-12, Credit: 1
Articulated credit available with Art Institute
Dual credit available with University of Missouri – Kansas City
Prerequisite: B- or better both semesters in Introduction to Digital Media
Graphic Design & DTP is designed to provide students with a strong working knowledge of print design and
publishing. Students will learn advanced design and layout concepts and skills related to print software
applications. This class is great for the student interested in advertising, journalism, marketing, web design, and
desktop publishing. The software applications that will be used include Adobe PhotoShop, InDesign, and
Illustrator. Scanners, graphic tablets, digital cameras and color printers will be used for this digital media course.

Students will:
 Attain proficiency in the software applications listed above.
 Expand print publishing vocabulary.
 Gain knowledge of the career/educational opportunities available to them.
 Demonstrate the personal and social responsibility skills needed to obtain and retain employment.
 Improve study skills.


COURSE OUTLINE

Semester 1                                                      Semester 2
Typography and Terminology                                      Advanced Raster Graphics - PhotoShop
Vector Graphics - Illustrator                                   Advanced Page Layout - InDesign
Design Elements and Principles and Color Theory                 Integrated/Advanced Projects
Advanced Raster Graphics - PhotoShop                            Portfolio


ESSENTIAL SKILLS
At the end of this course, students will be able to...

       Create original raster images.
       Create original vector images.
       Create a custom size printed publication using a page layout program.

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       Manage linked and embedded files.
       Apply typographic principles.
       Apply factors that contribute to legibility.
       Apply common type characteristics.
       Apply design elements and principles to create various media.
       Compile a professional portfolio.
       Model Career Center expectations (CCE’s).


MASTER LIST OF COMPETENCIES TO BE COVERED – see competency profile

TEXTBOOKS and RESOURCE MATERIALS
Adobe Classroom in a Book tutorial series, various texts, handouts, and online tutorials will be used.

CAREER CENTER EXPECTATIONS
All Career Center classes strive to prepare students for adult life by teaching skills and behaviors that will be
valued in the workplace. The following expectations are stressed and graded in all Career Center classes. Your
instructor will review these, provide instruction in all areas and answer any questions.
      Attendance – Be here on time each day, prepared to work, dressed appropriately
      Respect – Use appropriate language, be honest and truthful, be respectful of peers and adults,
      Safety – Follow safety rules and procedures, keep work area orderly
      Responsibility – Complete work on time, follow directions, use resources to answer questions, ask for
           help when needed, contribute to class discussion
      Quality – Show determination to complete tasks, be consistent in quality, focus on the task at hand
      Team – Work as a productive team member in a variety of roles, communicate in a sensitive way

GRADING SYSTEM

Approximate Grade Calculation within semester terms
75%     Projects and Tests
15%     Career Center Expectations (Daily work and CCE’s listed above)
10%     Semester Final Exam

End-of-Course testing - When a student has taken three (3) credits of a career center program, they will take an
industry-based end-of-course exam, which will account for 10% of the final exam grade.

ATTENDANCE
Students are expected to be in class daily and to be engaged in the learning process. Regular attendance
is essential for success in school and in life. Research shows that students with 95% or above attendance
are more successful academically by earning better grades and performing better on college entrance
exams. Our attendance goal for all students is 95% or better.
A portion of the class grade is based on Career Center Expectations, which includes attendance and
participation in class, lab, shop, or worksites. Absences, except those for a school-sponsored activity,
may affect a student’s grade.

MAKE-UP WORK
The following is an overview of how the Career Center treats make-up work.
Excused (Parent Excused, Excused, Medical, Field Trips) and Verified Absences



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       All missed work may be made up at full credit.
       It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher to get make up work.
       Work must be made up in a timely fashion, generally within the same number of days as the
        absence (e.g. absent 2 days, work made up in 2 days).
       Participation points may be lost due to absence. Students may possibly make up lost points by
        working in the classroom/shop/lab outside of class time or through alternate assignments
        determined by the instructor. However, in some classes experiences are limited and opportunities
        to repeat them are not available.
Suspension (ISS, OSS)
    Missed work may be made up at full credit.
    It is the student’s responsibility to initiate contact with the teacher to get make up work.
    Work must be made up in a timely fashion, generally within the same number of days as the
      absence (e.g. absent 2 days, work made up in 2 days). Instructors may expect students to make up
      work during suspension and submit upon returning to school.
    Participation points will be lost due to absence. Students may make up lost points by working in
      the classroom/shop/lab outside of class time
Truancy
    Participation points will be lost due to absence.
    Students may be permitted to take exams at full credit in a timely fashion.
    Work must be made up in a timely fashion, generally within the same number of days as the
      absence (e.g. absent 2 days, work made up in 2 days).
    Students may make up lost points by working in the classroom/shop/lab outside of class time

RETURN POLICY FOR SECOND SEMESTER
Students who are performing below average, or who are failing the semester are subject to removal from the
program at semester. A student/parent conference will be held prior to the end of the semester with the
appropriate individuals present and alternatives will be discussed

PREREQUISITE FOR ADVANCED COURSES
To be eligible to take advanced courses, a student must meet the prerequisites for the course in which he/she
wishes to enroll. Prerequisites vary by course, but generally include a minimum grade and satisfactory
performance on attendance and Career Center Expectations. See individual course descriptions for specific
prerequisite information. If the curriculum for a prerequisite course is modified in any way, a pass/fail grade is
issued. Pass/fail grades do not satisfy the grade requirement to take advanced courses.

COLLEGE CREDIT
Articulation Credit
Students may earn college credit for Career Center classes through the Articulation process. College credit
awarded through Articulation gives the student a jump-start into a technical degree program by allowing the
student to by-pass certain entry-level classes at the college level for which the student has already mastered the
coursework. Articulated college credit is free and is transcripted after the student 1) completes the high school
course and 2) enrolls and completes the required number of credit hours at the institution awarding the credit.
      Eligibility: Grade of 80% or better in this class for the year
                     Attendance of 95% or better in this class for the year
      Institutions: Art Institutes

Dual Credit
College credit earned through Dual Credit is possible when the subject matter covered and the competencies
mastered are equivalent to those required in a particular college-level class as identified by the post-secondary

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institution. Unlike articulation, there is a fee for the award of dual credit; however, dual credit is transcripted for
the student whether or not the student attends that college or university after high school graduation. The
transcripted credit is usually transferable to other post-secondary institutions.
       Eligibility: Must meet the institution requirements for entrance
       Institutions: University of Missouri-Kansas City


ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
The integrity of the academic program and the evaluation of each student’s achievement are of primary concern
to educational institutions. Cheating on an educational exercise not only reflects dishonesty on the part of the
student, but also diminishes the value of the work done by his/her classmates. Students who cheat or plagiarize
(using another’s words, ideas or writing as one’s own) shall be subject to the following: referral to the assistant
director; parent/guardian contacted; a zero recorded for the exercise; possible detention and/or suspension; and/or
removal from the course with a grade of “F” recorded on the transcript.

STUDENT SERVICES
Student services are available to help students succeed in their technical classes. Students in technical programs
are eligible for extra assistance by asking for help or by having their teacher refer them to the Student Services
team. There are reading specialists, a math specialist, counselors and resource personnel who will help students
in classrooms, by appointment and/or before and after school with any problems they are having in their technical
classes. An employment specialist is available to students who are looking for part-time or full-time jobs. In
addition, persons knowledgeable about financial aid for post high school training/education are available, as well
as persons who can help students assess their vocational strengths and preferences in order to make more
informed career choices.

INSTRUCTOR’S PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Jeaniene Thompson earned a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Business
Education and a bachelor’s degree in Business Education, both from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She
has taught at Hickman High School for thirteen years, twelve of which were career and technical education
courses through the Career Center. Ms. Thompson has fifteen years of experience working in the business
environment. She is a member of the Missouri Business Education Association and the Missouri Association of
Career and Technical Education.

Patrick Sasser earned a bachelor’s degree in Interactive Digital Media with an emphasis in New Media from
Northwest Missouri State University. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Educational Technology
from the University of Missouri. He worked at Shelter Insurance as a Java Programmer for a year. This is his
fourth year teaching at the Career Center. Mr. Sasser also freelances heavily in the web design industry in the
Mid Missouri area.

Sandy Morrow earned a Masters degree in Practical Arts and Vocational-Technical Education from the
University of Missouri-Columbia and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the
University of Missouri. She has five years of teaching a variety of business courses at the secondary level, and
has over six years experience working in Mid-Missouri. Mrs. Morrow is certified by Microsoft as a Microsoft
Office User Specialist in Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. She is a member of Missouri Association for
Career and Technical Education, Missouri Business Education Association, and Missouri State Teachers
Association.

STUDENT YOUTH ORGANIZATION
Sending schools have chapters of Future Business Leaders of America for students in business classes. Career
Center teachers encourage students to participate in their local chapter. Recognition is provided for business
students enrolled at the Career Center who are members of their local chapter of FBLA.


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DISCRIMINATION POLICY
As a political subdivision, employer, recipient of federal funds, and an education institution, the Board of
Education is prohibited from, and hereby declares a policy against, engaging in unlawful discrimination. This
includes harassment and creating a hostile environment on the basis if race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or use of leave protected by the Family and Medical Leave Act, in its
programs, activities, and with regard to employment. The Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer.

COMPUTER USE
The use of any Columbia Public School computer is a privilege, not a right. Users of computers are obligated to
conform to district and individual school policies and directions given by a staff member. Using the CPS
facilities to access information carried by the Internet or other such information services must be for academic
work assigned by a teacher. Depending on the nature of the situation, students who violate this regulation shall
be subject to disciplinary action, or as the case is with any other property of the CPS, be held responsible for the
cost of repair, replacement or maintenance of any damaged equipment or materials. The school may have a
student assigned to an alternative educational program.




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                                Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing

Course Description: Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing

Strand: III Career Development

Big Idea 1: Workplace Expectations

Concept
   A. Demonstrate workplace expectations

          Show Me Standards:
                Content:
                Process: 4.3. 4.4

          Industry Standards: CC.I.4.C.g., CC.I.6.C.a.

          Communication Arts CLE’s (English I):
               Reading:
               Writing:
               Listening and Speaking:

Level 1                      Level 2                     Level 3                       Level 4
                                                                                       Evaluate self based on given
                                                                                       criteria.
                                                                                       Model Career Center (school)
                                                                                       expectations (CCE’s).

Concept
   B. Compose texts for a variety of career and workplace communications

          Show Me Standards:
                Content:
                Process: 4.8

          Industry Standards: GLE W3E 9-12, CC.I.6.D.a., CC.I.6.D.b.


          Communication Arts CLE’s (English I):
               Reading:
               Listening and Speaking:

Level 1                      Level 2                     Level 3                       Level 4
                                                                                       Compose a professional
                                                                                       resume.
                                                         Compare/contrast careers in
                                                         digital media.
                                                                                       Compile a professional portfolio.


Strand: IV Communication

Big Idea 1: A Foundations of Communication

Concept
   A. Develop and apply skills and strategies to the communication process

Show Me Standards:
             Content:

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                          Process: 2.1

Industry Standards: GLE W3E 9-12, CC.I.6.D.a., CC.I.6.D.b.

Level 1                               Level 2                          Level 3                              Level 4
Develop vocabulary.*
                                      Read and apply multi-step
                                      directions.*
                                      Use acceptable standards for
                                      grammar, mechanics, spelling,
                                      and word usage.
                                                                       Document sources using standard
                                                                       citation (MLA) format (avoid
                                                                       plagiarism, copyright
                                                                       infringement).
                                                                       Write informative paragraphs
                                                                       with specific and relevant details
                                                                       (unit reflections).
                                      Edit copy using proofreaders
                                      marks.




Big Idea 2: C Technological Communication

Concept
   A. Use typographic techniques

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process:

Industry Standards: ACA 1-5

Level 1                               Level 2                          Level 3                              Level 4
Identify typographic principles.
                                                                                                            Apply typographic principles.
Identify common type
characteristics (style,
classifications)
                                                                                                            Apply common type
                                                                                                            characteristics (style,
                                                                                                            classifications)
Identify factors that contribute to
legibility (tracking, kerning,
leading).
                                                                                                            Apply factors that contribute to
                                                                                                            legibility (tracking, kerning,
                                                                                                            leading).
Identify anatomy of type.
                                      Determine appropriate units of
                                      measurement.
                                      Measure point sizes of type.
                                                                       Make conversions between units
                                                                       of measure.
Concept
   B. Use layout and design strategies

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process: 2.1, 1.5

Industry Standards: ACA 1-5, GLE IL 1A 9-12, G4B(10-12), CCI.1.A.d., ACA 1-5, G4B(10-12), CCI.1.A.d.,

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Level 1                               Level 2                          Level 3                              Level 4
Identify and define basic
elements of design (lines, shapes,
size, texture, space, color, type).
Identify and define basic
principles of design (Contrast,
Repetition, Alignment,
Proximity, Simplicity).
                                                                                                            Apply design principles and
                                                                                                            elements to create various media.
                                                                       Use a design process
                                                                       (brainstorming based on target
                                                                       market, thumbnail, composite,
                                                                       mockup, gather content, draft
                                                                       copy, feedback, product).



Strand: V Computation

Big Idea 1: D Measurement

Concept
   A. Use desktop publishing measurement systems


Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process: 3.2, 3.7

Industry Standards: N3D(10-12), ACA 1-5, N1C(10), ACA 1-5

Level 1                               Level 2                          Level 3                              Level 4
                                                                                                            Apply precise measurements in
                                                                                                            publications (rulers, rotation,
                                                                                                            decimals to fractions, etc.).*
                                      Determine appropriate units of
                                      measurement (points, picas,
                                      inches, etc.).*
                                                                       Make conversions between units
                                                                       of measure (points, picas, inches)




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Strand: IX Information Technology

Big Idea 1: C Operating Systems, Environments & Utilities

Concept
   A. Manage Files

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process: 3.2, 1.4, 1.8, 2.7

Industry Standards: ACA 1-5


Level 1                             Level 2                             Level 3                               Level 4
                                    Use folders and files (Create,
                                    save, move, copy, delete, rename,
                                    change views, printscreen,
                                    folders/files).
Use folders and files (Create,
save, move, copy, delete, rename,
change views, printscreen,
folders/files).
                                    Identify and use common
                                    shortcut keys.
                                    Download media files from
                                    internet (images, audio, fonts).
                                                                        Manage linked and embedded
                                                                        files.
                                                                        Determine resolution setting
                                                                        based upon project.
                                                                        Convert files based upon delivery
                                                                        method.
                                    Package a project.


Big Idea 2: Application Software

Concept
   A. Create and manipulate vector images using industry standard software

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process: 2.7

Industry Standards: CCI.1.B.d., CC1.2.A.c., ACA 1-5


Level 1                             Level 2                             Level 3                               Level 4
                                                                                                              Create original vector images.
                                                                        Use shape tools (rectangle,
                                                                        ellipse, flare, polygon, etc.)
                                                                        Use selection tools (direct
                                                                        selection vs. selection)
                                                                        Use pen tool to create paths
                                                                        (Bezier curves, etc.)
                                                                        Create complex paths
                                                                        (pathfinder)
                                                                        Apply special effects (3d Tools,
                                                                        envelope, gradient mesh, blend,
                                                                        etc.)
                                                                        Manipulate type (leading,
                                                                        kerning, tracking, create outlines,
                                                                        etc.)
                                                                        Transform shapes (rotate, free

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                                                          transform, reflect, shear, etc.)
                                                          Use layering techniques
                                                          Manage color (Kuler, swatches,
                                                          gradient, etc.)



Concept
   B. Create and manipulate raster images using industry standard software

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process:

Industry Standards: CCI.1.B.d., CC1.2.A.c., ACA 1-5

Level 1                     Level 2                       Level 3                            Level 4
                                                                                             Create original raster images.
                                                          Use selection tools and
                                                          techniques to make quality
                                                          selections (Quick Selection,
                                                          Extract, Quick Mask Mode,
                                                          Layer Mask, and Threshold)
                                                          Use advanced layering
                                                          techniques (Layer Masks,
                                                          Adjustment Layers, and Folder
                                                          Groups)
                                                          Manipulate type (leading,
                                                          tracking, kerning, and layer
                                                          styles)
                                                                                             Perform photo corrections
                                                                                             (straighten, crop, levels, color
                                                                                             balance, curves, variations, etc.)
                                                                                             Perform photo retouching and
                                                                                             repairing (clone stamp, patch
                                                                                             tool, healing brush, etc.)
                                                          Use tools to return to earlier
                                                          states (history brush, step
                                                          backward, and history palette)
                            Manage graphic files (PSDs,
                            TIFFs, JPGs, etc.)
                                                          Use 3D tools
                                                          Use Smart Objects



Concept
   C. Create, edit and distribute publications using industry standards software.

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process: 2.7

Industry Standards: CCI.1.B.d., CC1.2.A.c., ACA 1-5, CC1.2.C.b.


Level 1                     Level 2                       Level 3                            Level 4
                                                                                             Create a custom size printed
                                                                                             publication using a page layout
                                                                                             program (advertisements,
                                                                                             bookmarks, posters).
                                                          Use software tools to improve
                                                          work efficiency.
                                                          Setup custom documents based
                                                          on project (size, orientation,
                                                          margins, grids, columns, bleed,


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                                             master pages, etc.)
                                             Manipulate type (leading,
                                             tracking, kerning, paragraph
                                             styles, character styles, tabs, dot
                                             leaders, etc.)
                                             Manage text frames (threading)
                                             Draw, arrange, and transform
                                             objects.
                                             Manage placed graphics (frames,
                                             graphics, links, etc.)
                                             Use selection techniques (direct
                                             selection vs. selection)
                                             Use layering techniques
                                             Manage color (Kuler, swatches,
                                             pantone, CMYK, RGB, etc.)
                                             Create tables
                                             Create interactive documents
                                             (interactive buttons, PDF
                                             settings, etc.)
                                             Save page layout files based on
                                             delivery method (package, PDF,
                                             INDD, etc.)
Identify print settings to print
completed publications using
desktop printer
                                             Manage spreads (multi-page
                                             documents, layout, etc.)
                                             Use data merge



Concept
   D. Photography

Show Me Standards:
             Content:
             Process:

Industry Standards: ACA 1-5


Level 1                            Level 2   Level 3                               Level 4
                                                                                   Compose original photography
                                                                                   Apply basic photography
                                                                                   principles (rule of thirds,
                                                                                   shadows, avoid mergers,
                                                                                   reflections, interesting angles,
                                                                                   etc.)
                                             Use automate features for output
                                             (contact sheet, photo gallery,
                                             batch convert).
                                             Understand Resolution (Lossy vs.
                                             Lossless Compression, TIFF vs.
                                             JPG)
                                                                                   Edit photographs using raster
                                                                                   editing software (Image
                                                                                   Adjustments and Adjustment
                                                                                   levels)
                                                                                   Apply principles of design in
                                                                                   photography
Identify photography terms (F-
Stop, aperture, shutter speed,
etc.)




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