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GRCOM 10 INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY 2.0
Introduction to printing and graphic arts. History of printing. Orientation to typesetting, camera, stripping and plates, presswork and bindery operations. Evaluation of printing processes: letterpress, gravure, screen printing, flexography, plateless printing and lithography. Required instructional trips. Total of 36 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 13 BASIC SCREEN PRINTING 3.0
History and industry overview. Survey of the safe use of inks, solvents and equipment, ink and stencil system compatibility, preparation of mechanicals, screen fabric and frames. Color and design for the commercial screen printer. Printing on a variety of surfaces. Use of the process camera and micro computer for screen printing stencil applications. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 21 PRINTING MANAGEMENT-PRODUCTION 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 105.
Theory and practical experience in production and quality control methods in a printing plant manufacturing situation. Projects in plant and department layout and organization. Maintenance and inventory control systems. Safety procedures. Applied organizational and management theory. New developments in the graphics arts industry. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 30 BASIC COMPOSITION AND IMAGING 6.0
Introduction to document production methods and digital imaging techniques required in the graphic communications technology industry. Introduction to system operations and typographic principles. Graphic computer systems operation, terminology, system components, and principles. Emphasis on document production using text and image components. Use of industry standard Postscript electronic publishing systems. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 31 ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND IMAGING 6.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 30 or 220.
Advanced document production methods and digital imaging techniques. Use of electronic publishing systems and software applications for image capture and manipulation as practiced in the graphic communications technology industry. Advanced system operation and typographic principles. Emphasis on document development using image processing systems. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 162 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 35 INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC PREPRESS 2.0
Recommended Preparation: Grfx 199.
Proper use of document layout, illustration, and image editing software necessary to prepare files for transfer or digital imaging. Terminology, materials, and methods used in electronic prepress. Introduction to preflighting, imposing, trapping, and correcting files used in electronic prepress operation. Strategies for font and color management, re-purposing images for the production of plates and proofs suitable for use in various printing operations. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 36 ELECTRONIC IMAGE ASSEMBLY 1.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 35.
Procedures using electronic prepress applications to eliminate or repair errors in digital files. Skills in multiple page document construction, imposition and trapping required in modern digital workflows. Advanced study in Postscript imaging requirements for document output or transfer required in the graphic communications field. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 80 GRAPHIC REPRODUCTION FUNDAMENTALS 2.0
Graphic art skills, design, composition, printing and photographic processes. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
Transfer Credit: CSU
 
GRCOM 102 TYPOGRAPHY 2.0
Terminologies of the typesetting/typography of the lithographic trade; exchange values and appropriate applications of numerical systems. Basic characteristics of type: styles, classifications, compatibilities, uses for emphasis, copyfitting, proofreading, spacing and design considerations. Required instructional trips. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 103 INK, PAPER AND QUALITY CONTROL 2.0
Classification of papers, common paper terms and calculation of press sheet cuts. Manufacture and uses of lithographic inks. Common quality control devices. Required instructional trips. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 104 BINDERY AND FINISHING OPERATIONS 2.0
Theory and demonstration of bindery and finishing operations: paper cutting, folding devices, assembling processes, including gathering, collating and inserting. Common binding processes: adhesive binding, side binding, saddle binding, self covers, soft covers and case bound covers. Required instructional trips. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 105 INTRODUCTION TO PRINTING MANAGEMENT 2.0
Printing plant supervision and management techniques. Principles of sales, manufacturing, finance, trade customs, organizational patterns, personnel practices and estimating procedures. Safety procedures, quality control, production scheduling, computer applications and technical developments. Required instructional trips. Recommended enrollment in or completion of Grfx 10. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 113 INTERMEDIATE SCREEN PRINTING 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 13.
History and industry overview. Safe use of inks, solvents and equipment. Process camera operation and photographic techniques for screen printing. Preparation of mechanicals using tight registration and printing on standard and unusual surfaces. Required instructional trips. No credit if taken after Grfx 132B or 134B. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 114A PRODUCTION SCREEN PRINTING 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 113.
Advanced work with color and design for commercial screen printing. Halftones and other advanced camera projects. Posters and ads. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 114B ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 114A.
Production of screen printing using the semi-automatic press and one-arm squeegee. Advanced work incorporating several stencil and/or ink systems. Principles of setup and operation of the small screen printing business. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 115 BEGINNING SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILE APPLICATIONS 1.0
A basic course for the beginning screen printing student. Emphasis on artwork preparation, registration systems for multiple colors, screen selection and preparation for simple textile applications. Use of four-color rotary press, flash and belt dryers, pin systems for accuracy of registration. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 116 ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING FOR TEXTILE APPLICATIONS 1.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 115.
An intense course for the advanced screen printing student. Emphasis on a wide variety of textile substrates, including production of printed yardage. Use of specialized inks required for textile applications. Advanced techniques for printing tight register of halftones and multiple colors. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 132A INTRODUCTORY SCREEN PRINTING 5.0
History and description of present-day developments in the industry. In-depth work with safe use of inks, solvents and equipment. Thorough investigation of ink-stencil system compatibility, preparation of mechanicals for screen process, screen fabrics and frames. Intensive work with color and design for the commercial screen printer. Application of various inks to a variety of substrates. Introduction to the use of the process camera and microcomputer in the preparation of stencils. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 132B INTERMEDIATE SCREEN PRINTING 5.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 132A.
In-depth work with frames and proper tensing of fabrics. Screen repair. Thorough investigation. Intensive trouble-shooting. Further work in producing more complex, tightly registered mechanicals. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 133A ADVANCED SCREEN PRINTING 5.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 132B.
Intensive work with color and design for commercial screen printing. Halftones and other advanced camera projects. Posters and advertisements. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 133B PRODUCTION SCREEN PRINTING 5.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 133A.
Production, using the semi-automatic press and one-arm squeegee. Printing modular design advanced work incorporating several stencil and/or ink systems. Discussions on setting up and operation of a small screen printing business. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 134A SCREEN PRINTING FUNDAMENTALS 2.0
Overview and history of the screen printing industry. Safe use of screen printing materials and equipment. Design, preparation of mechanicals, color mixing and matching for screen printing. Emphasis on printing multiple colors. Screen meshes, proper tensioning and repair. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 134B SCREEN PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 134A.
Discussion and demonstration of various individual commercial projects appropriate for printing with basic equipment. Hand-cut and photo stencils for decals and transfers, color mixing and matching, screen mesh and tension. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 134C SCREEN PRINTING - TWO AND THREE COLORS 2.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 134B.
Design, layout and preparation of film and mechanicals for production printing. Correct selection and preparation of screens for commercial work. Establish proper printing procedures for a variety of substrates and ink systems used in the fine arts or industrial setting. Emphasis on proper registration of multiple colors and quality of printed goods. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 134D SCREEN PRINTING - FOUR AND SIX COLORS 2.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 134C.
Advanced concepts of layout and design as applied to preparation of mechanicals and screens for advanced production printing. Emphasis on precise registration of multiple colors, quality of ink application to substrate and printing of fine detail. Discussion of current trends in the industry. Use of the 4-color rotary textile printer, belt dryer and semi-automatic press for high quality production. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 135 INTRO TO ELECTRONIC PREPRESS TECHNIQUES FOR SCREEN PRINTING 1.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Gfrx 132A or Grfx 13 or Grfx 134A or Grfx 115.
Recommended Preparation: Grfm 199.
Introduction to methods used to prepare electronic files for screen printing applications. File preparation and management, problem-solving techniques, font and color management, production methods. Exposure to current hardware options and software applications used in the screen printing and graphic communications industry. Planning, resolution, proofing, digital imaging, and final film production techniques. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 137 SCREEN PRINTING TECHNIQUES FOR FLAT STOCK 2.0
Recommended Preparation: Grfx 135.
A specialized course designed to prepare students for screen printing careers in the production of posters, signs, and other flat stock. Techniques and procedures for printing by hand on tables and on a semi-automatic press. Use of letterpress equipment for poster production. Advanced techniques in design for impact, volume production, and accurate registration of multiple color work. Safe use of materials and equipment. Required instructional trips. Total of 27 hours lecture and 45 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 161 INTRODUCTION TO OFFSET PRESS OPERATIONS 2.0
Prerequisite: Gfrx 10.
Evaluation of photo offset lithography from press to bindery. History of printing, types of sheet-fed duplicators/presses and configurations of web-fed equipment. Characteristics of fountain solutions, feeding, dampening, inking and delivery systems. Paper and ink considerations for offset lithography. Common bindery procedures related to offset printing. Required interviews, demonstrations and instructional trips. No credit if taken after Grfx 162 or 260. Total of 36 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 165 ON-DEMAND PRINTING AND PUBLISHING SYSTEMS 1.0
The proper use and functions of on-demand printing systems. Operation, programming and running of the DocuTech and digital color publishing systems. Overview of the size, scope and career opportunities found in the printing and publishing industry. Use and selection of papers, bindery methods, computers, safety practices and finishing operations required in the on-demand publishing field. Training in customer service techniques, job planning and quality aspects used in this segment of the printing field. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 190 IMAGING TECHNIQUES FOR LARGE FORMAT PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 30 or Grfx 220.
Digital imaging techniques for production of large format graphics, including banners and vehicle wraps. File preparation, troubleshooting, Raster Imaging Processor issues, work flow concepts. Estimating, production planning, and material selection are also covered. Required field trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 192 INTRODUCTION TO WEB AUTHORING 3.0
Prerequisite: CIS 10.
Interdisciplinary course: Computer Information Systems, GRCOMThe development guidelines and principles that govern the Web Designing and Publishing environment, what they are, and how they are implemented. Practical solutions to building multimedia-based Web pages/site and related topics. The main concepts of Internet and applications of telecommunication. An introduction to JavaScript and its application in HTML and emerging technologies. May not be taken concurrently with or after CIS 192. Total of 54 hours lecture and 36 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 199 INTRODUCTION TO DESKTOP PUBLISHING 3.0
Interdisciplinary course: Jour, GRFXIntroduction to desktop publishing. Basic DTP components. Written, visual and computer skills used to create and produce original documents specific to the student's major. Overview of career opportunities by faculty from various disciplines. Recommended enrollment in Art 110A. May not be taken concurrently with or after Jour 199. Total of 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 202 PRINTING MANAGEMENT-ESTIMATING 5.0
Theory and practice in planning for print production. Estimating for printing including art preparation, photographic procedures, image assembly, press selection and finishing methods. Analysis of printing orders from sales through invoicing, use of trade customs, computers in estimating and sales management for the printing industry. Proper uses of forms, pricing books and estimating standards for the printing industry. Total of 90 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 220 BASIC DIGITAL IMAGING 4.0
Introduction to desktop computer techniques for the printing and publishing industries. Proper use of popular page layout and scanning software in preparing files for the prepress production environment. Practical experience preparing customer's files for imaging by service bureaus. Typographical training in font, style, kerning and specifications for producing complete documents necessary for imaging. Precise use and safe operation of micro-computers, understanding of the file formats, fonts and trade customs used in the professional desktop publishing field. Required instructional trips. Total of 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 221 ADVANCED DIGITAL IMAGING 4.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 30 or 220.
Advanced image processing and desktop publishing techniques for the printing and publishing industries. Proper use of flatbed and drum scanners and software. Use of popular photo-manipulation and page assembly, raster image processor, image acquisition and optical character recognition software. Techniques for processing and evaluation of imagesetter film, digital/analog proofs and final film/files required by printers and publishers. Required instructional trips. Total of 45 hours lecture and 81 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 222 BOOK AND MAGAZINE PRODUCTION 2.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 30 or Grfx 220.
Techniques used in production of publications and multi-page documents such as booklets, catalogs, books, and magazines. Related terminology and production procedures as used in the printing and publishing industries. Techniques in layout, typography, type specification, and image manipulation as they relate to manufacturing methods. Preparation, delivery, and archiving of computer files necessary in publication production. Review of manufacturing processes such as printing and binding of printed booklets, books, catalogs, and magazines. Instruction in basic letterpress skills and techniques. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 244 COLOR SEPARATION THEORY AND PRINTING PRODUCTION 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 240 or 146.
An introduction to color theory, separation methods and productions techniques using the electronic scanner, desktop technology and photo-manipulation software. Principles of analog and digital color proofing. Examination of color vision, color calibration, evaluation, color originals, correction methods and printing production standards employed in the printing field. Review of scanner formats, digital color systems, and imagesetting for the color service bureau and printing industry. Required instructional trips. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
GRCOM 245A BASIC PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNO 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 30 or 35 or 220.
Recommended Preparation: Grfx 244.
Training in the proper techniques to adjust and modify images based upon the workflow and output requirements using PhotoShop software tools. Study of color theory models, separation requirements, resolution issues, proofing methods and file formats necessary in a digital workflow. Correct techniques in the operation of both the hardware and software of a flatbed scanners. Practice in the correction for quality reproduction of scanned images. Instruction in the electronic masking techniques in conjunction with the use of channels, masks and layers for image-editing, special effects and color correction as required in the printing industry. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 245B ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES FOR GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS TEC 3.0
Prerequisite: Grfx 245A.
Advanced techniques focusing on color correction, image editing and image preparation using PhotoShop application software. Instruction on digital editing methods to achieve color enhancements required in the production of printing images. Training in advanced PhotoShop applications for masking, the use of channels or layers as required by various digital-imaging systems. Use of color management systems and the evaluation of digital color proofing systems. Required instructional trips. Total of 18 hours lecture and 108 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300A PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300B PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300C PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300D PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300E PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300F PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
 
GRCOM 300G PRODUCTION PRINTING 2.0
Prerequisite: One of the following: Grfx 113, 121, 132B, 134B, or 163.
Production experience working with a wide variety of jobs. Individualized production training on live printing jobs. Deadlines, quality levels and production responsibilities expected from employees outside of the educational environment. Total of 18 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.