ERIC Number: ED330824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Graphic Arts: Program/Curriculum Revision.
Martin, Timothy L.
In the years since the Williamsport Area Community College's Graphic Arts Program was last revised, the graphic arts industry has been changed by an influx of new technologies. The graphic arts program and curriculum was revised to provide graduates with skills required by the industry. The objectives of this revision were to (1) identify competencies needed by the graphic arts industries for knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions; (2) write competency-based instructional objectives; (3) develop strategies for delivering competency-based instruction; (4) develop faculty familiarity with technologies and skills in using them; and (5) develop course materials. Develop a Curriculum (DACUM) workshops were conducted to determine competencies needed in the prepress and press area. Competency-based instructional objectives were developed for new and revised courses. Competencies were assigned to existing courses and to new or revised courses. Procedures and criteria for evaluating students' attainment of competencies were written. Training was provided to enable faculty to use the new laser color separation scanner. Syllabi were developed for the new and revised courses. Project outcomes included: (1) revising the Graphic Arts program; (2) providing advanced placement for articulating audiovisual technical services; (3) increasing flexibility for students' electives; and (4) increasing articulation for degree students in other degree fields. (A proposed graphic communication curriculum and DACUM profiles for the core competencies associate degrees of applied arts and science, press operator, and prepress technician are included.) (NLA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Vocational and Adult Education.
Authoring Institution: Williamsport Area Community Coll., PA.