CTE Course Syllabus



    Course Name:  Graphic Design II


    Program of Study: Communications Technology Careers

    Subcategory: Communications Technology Occupations


    Anoka-Hennepin Number: 76530    (Graphic Design II)

    State Prog. Code: 171502 - Course Code: 42

    Number Days: 58   Approx. Hrs.: 65 - Term: 1 Tri

    Number of Credits: .5



    Prerequisites:                  Graphic Design I

    Brief Description:           Elective open to grades 9, 10, 11, and 12.  Students who desire more advanced knowledge in the graphic design process should take this course. Photo-offset Lithography Printing (Offset Printing) and Photo Silk Screen-Printing (Screen Printing) processes will incorporate multiple colors in this course. This course covers more advanced; design elements, design theory, and design processes used in the Graphic Communications Industry.  You will apply common design elements and principles and assemble a portfolio of completed screen-printing activities [shirts, hoodies, mirrors, skate/snowboard decks] and offset printing activities [calendars, memo pads]. 

    Course Outcomes:           The following topics will be addressed:

    1. Safety
      1. Understand and demonstrate proper safety procedures in the area of dress, vision hazards, behavior, accident procedures, computer ergonomics and digital security as it pertains to graphic design programs
    2. Content
      1. Gain more advanced skills in graphics software such as Adobe Creative Suite.
      2. Employ the different tools, equipment, and materials needed to print with offset and screen printing processes.
      3. Demonstrate knowledge of more advanced design elements, design theory, and the design processes necessary to design and print a variety of products.
      4. Apply basic mathematics and measuring skills to graphic design.
      5. Assemble a portfolio of completed projects.
      6. Gain knowledge of different occupations in the graphic communication field.

    Methods:                             This course will include required reading that relates to the instructional units listed, lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and self-paced work. Although this is a hands-on, computer-based course, it will be necessary for students to become familiar with new terms, concepts and processes before practicing new skills. All lectures and demonstrations are followed by activities that allow students to more fully understand the presented material.

    Evaluation:                        The grade for this course will be based on the following:

    • A – 100% - 90%
    • B – 89% - 80%
    • C – 79% - 70%
    • D – 69% - 60%
    • F – 59% or below

    Grades will consist of tests, daily assignments, portfolio, participation and attendance.

    Resources:                         The following resources are needed for this course:

    • Pen or Pencil
    • Folder
    • Notebook
    • Flash Drive (memory stick) for computer
    • Appropriate clothing for work in class – See instructor for complete list of appropriate clothing as different classes have different requirements.
    • Some clothing or object will be needed for screen printing

    Attend. & Conduct:          Attendance and class participation are critical to the student's success in understanding and gaining familiarity with CTE concepts. Please notify the instructor if you will be missing any classes. Students are expected to submit their own work for this course. Academic dishonesty will NOT be tolerated. This includes copying the work of other students during examinations; unauthorized collaboration on homework and project assignments; unauthorized use of the internet to obtain homework and/or test answers; representing work done by others as your own.


    College Credit or Professional Certification: Pending

    # Coll Cr (if any):                                                       School(s) Accepting Credit:

    # Hrs Toward Prof. Cert. (if any): 0 Qualification Method: Course compl. w/specified grade