Desktop Publishing 1

  • Prerequisite Course(s):
  • High School Credit = 1/2 credit per semester (Postsecondary credit = 0)
  • This course will be offered: every year
  • Pathway (Optional): Information Support and Services
  • Career Cluster Area: Information Technology
  • Source of Occupational Skills Standards: National Business Education Association (NBEA)
  • Eligibility for Nationally Recognized Skill Certificate(s)/State License? No
  • Tech Prep: No
  • Is this course brokered through another institution or agency? No
  • Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills needed when using desktop publishing software, computer hardware, and other equipment to create multi-media publications and presentations.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. System software
    2. Knowing how to use page layout/document creation
    3. Web page design
    4. Using the Internet as a resource
    5. Use of peripherals, 35mm cameras, digital cameras, CD burners, scanners, printers
    6. Use of graphical software – Photoshop
    7. Review computer ethics/liability
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Describe jobs in data processing, word processing, printing, publishing, Internet, and web design occupations.NBEA ISS.16R2.9b W3.3LA AB.2C4Written Exam
2. Explain terms and principles associated with software and equipment.R2.9b W3.3LA AWritten Exam
3. Contrast different types of computer related-equipment.NBEA ISS.1R2.9b W3.3Written Exam
4. Demonstrate how to initialize disks, save, and retrieve documents, and use of the server.NBEA ISS.5Tech BDemonstration
5. Explain terms and principles associated with document creation.R2.9b W3.3LA AA2Written Exam
6. Explain and demonstrate the use of graphic software.NBEA ISS.8Tech DTechnicalDemonstration
7. Demonstrate proficient use of scanners, digital cameras, CD burners, and printers.NBEA ISS.1Tech AB4TechnicalDemonstration
8. Convey long-term consequences of publication actions with regard to ethical and legal issues.NBEA B12 B14 IT XVIR.2 W.4LA E2.4A.1 A5 A7E7Tech / Prod PCSociety of Professional Journalists: Ethics

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