ERIC Number: ED458380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-14
Reference Count: N/A
Graphic Communications. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.
Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; an overview of the graphic communications field; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and a comprehensive list of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for graduates to be able to perform proficiently when they graduate from an Ohio specialization workforce development program on graphic communications. The introduction explains the following: (1) critical academic, employability, and information technology skills have been integrated throughout the list to support the technical skills; (2) the competency profile can be used as the basis for curriculum development in Ohio's secondary, adult, and postsecondary programs; and (3) the specialization competency profile is organized so that it can be clustered or grouped in a modular approach. The overview of the graphics communications field describes general duties, some specific tasks, employment opportunities, length of program, type of program (classroom instruction and/or work experience), and types of certificates and/or degrees. The competencies are grouped under broader skills that are, in turn, categorized under these eight major topics: introduction to graphic communications; safety in the graphic communications industry; job planning; design and digital image preparation; film generation; image assembly and platemaking; press operations; and finishing and binding. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Printers, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Graduation Requirements, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Layout (Publications), Postsecondary Education, Printing, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technology Education
For full text: http://www.ode.state.oh.us/ctae/teacher/fastrak/list.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio