ERIC Number: ED458383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep-17
Reference Count: N/A
Visual Communications Art. 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 visual communications art profession; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the 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 in visual communications art. 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 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 14 major topics: orientation to the visual communications art profession; safety procedures; basic studio skills; basic drawing skills; design; web page design; business functions; hand lettering; photography; digital media design/basic computers; interactive multimedia production; layouts; production; and self-marketing. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Art Education, Commercial Art, Competence, Competency Based Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Degrees (Academic), Educational Certificates, Graduation Requirements, Integrated Curriculum, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Technology Education, Visual Arts
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