ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
COURSE DETAILS

 

Graphic Communications I

Valees# 11154A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $30.00

 

Graphic Communications II

Valees# 11154A002

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 12

Fee: $30.00

 

Instructor Info

Nicole Larsen

(630)365-5113, Ext. 71715

Nicole.Larsen@kaneland.org

 

Graphic Communications

 

Program Description

The student will gain an understanding and working knowledge of the Graphic Communications and Printing Industries. The student will have the opportunity to learn art, graphic design, and applications for imaging, drawing and page layout. Graphic Artists & Designers portray ideas through artwork generated with the application software described to call attention to products and services. They create artwork for newspapers, the internet, magazines, books, television, exhibits & packaging. During printing production, students will operate and maintain equipment used for image transfer to a wide variety of substrates all the way through to a completed product.

Professional Certificates that students are able to earn are General Requirements and Applications for Commercial Offset Lithography (G-7) Master Printer Certification as well as Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Digital Color Professional Certification.

 

Student Portfolios

 

This program is for you if you:

 

  • Are interested in multi-media, digital media, graphic design, animation, cross-media, motion graphics, advertising, marketing, publishing, journalism, small business ownership

  • Like working with computers

  • Are detail oriented

  • Want to learn how to print on t-shirts

  • Want to print posters, brochures & flyers

  • Want to explore a field that can help you in whatever you choose to do

 

Graphic Communications I

Grades: 11 & 12

Prerequisite: None. Art, Drawing & Computer courses can be helpful.

1 Credit

VALEES #: 11154A001

Graphic Communications I is a comprehensive introduction to the Graphic Communication Industry. Emphasis is placed upon the theories and processes that make up production printing. Instruction and practice will be given in digital printing, digital workflow, and screen printing, which include: imposition, multi-color, step and repeat work, multi-page layout, multi-color press operation, paper identification, estimating and management, and advanced finishing processes. Using these processes, students will design and produce printed materials for real customers and for personal promotion in future job assessment activities and in the Graphic Industry, Graphic Design techniques with industry standard software, computer illustration, advanced typography, digital imaging, scanning, halftones, duo tones, posterizations, and special effects will be explored.  Articulated credit from Waubonsee is available.

Fee: $30.00

 

Graphic Communications II

Grades: 11 & 12

Prerequisite: None. Art, Drawing & Computer courses can be helpful.

1 credit if taken as a stand-alone course

2 1/2 credits when taken concurrently with Graphic Communications I

VALEES #: 11154A002

Graphic Communications II is a comprehensive 50-minute practical exploration the Graphic Communication Industry. Emphasis is placed upon the theories and processes that make up production printing. Instruction and practice will be given in digital printing, digital workflow, and screen printing, which include: imposition, multi-color, step and repeat work, multi-page layout, multi-color press operation, paper identification, estimating and management, and advanced finishing processes. Using these processes, students will design and produce printed materials for real customers and for personal promotion in future job assessment activities and in the Graphic Industry, Graphic Design techniques with industry standard software, computer illustration, advanced typography, digital imaging, scanning, halftones, duo tones, posterizations, and special effects will be explored.  Articulated credit from Waubonsee is available when Graphic Communications I & II are completed with a B or better.

Fee: $30.00

 

Graphic Communications III

Grades: 12

Prerequisite: Graphic Communications I, II and teacher recommendation.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 11154A002

Graphic Communications III is an extension of Graphic Communications II in a production oriented environment. The course content includes the following broad areas of emphasis: further career education opportunities, planning for the future, job seeking skills, personal development, human relations, legal protection and responsibilities, economics and the job, organization and job completion. Articulated Credit from Waubonsee Community College is available.

Fee: $30.00

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED:

 

FVCC GRAPHICS PROGRAM

You could qualify for a position such as:

  • Independent Contracting

  • Bindery Production

  • Digital Press Assistant

  • Screen Printing Assistant

  • Digital Imaging/Electronic Prepress

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

  • Graphic Designer

  • Interactive Media Designer

  • Prepress Manager

  • Bindery Manager

  • Scheduler

  • Visual Communications

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

You could qualify for a position such as:

  • UX Designer

  • Multi-Media Designer              

  • Graphic Designer

  • Advertising Director

  • Art Director

  • Visual Communications

  • Quality Control Technician

  • Printing Management              

  • Customer Service Representative

  • Color Consultant

  • Estimator

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