Introduction to Graphic Communications

This course is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills related to the graphic design and printing industries. Instruction includes hands-on assignments in the following areas: history, design and layout, digital image prep, image assembly/platemaking, press operations, finishing and binding, screen printing, job application and interpersonal skills. The curriculum is based on PrintED competencies.

Standards and Objectives
Test Points by Standard

  • Test Number: 560
  • CIP Code: 10.0301
  • Levels: 10-12
  • Course Length: 0.5 Credit Minimum 
  • Number of Questions: See Test Points by Standard
  • Test Duration: 90 Minutes
  • Eligibility: Successful completion of the course standards and objectives.

Performance Evaluation

Required Tracking Form
The performance documentation is required to be submitted to the school testing coordinator on the day of the test.

Performance Documentation

Optional Tracking Form
The student performance evaluation is a required component of the skill certification process. Each student must be evaluated on the required performance objectives. Performance objectives my be completed and evaluated any time during the course.

Student Performance Evaluation


Students who achieve 80% (moderately to highly skilled) on all performance objectives and 80% on the written test will be issued a CTE skill certificate.