Desktop Publishing 2

  • Prerequisite Course(s): Desktop Publishing 1
  • 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 expand and refine the basic skills learned from Desktop Publishing 1 in order to prepare students for job-entry preparation in the electronic desktop publishing field. Students will be taught skills needed to integrate text and graphics using graphic design and electronic page assembly software to produce professional-quality publications.
  • Content Headings/Topics
    1. System software
    2. Knowing how to use page layout/documentation creation
    3. Web page design
    4. Using the Internet as a resource
Performance Standards (Learner Outcomes)Specific Occupational Skills StandardsAlaska Reading, Writing, Math, Science Performance StandardsAlaska Content StandardsAlaska Employability StandardsAlaska Cultural StandardsAll Aspects of IndustryAssessments
1. Use desktop publishing software to design, create, and import data / graphics / scanned images to format a variety of publications.NBEA ISS.8R3.6LAAB.4TechnicalLab Assignments
2. Describe the functions of hardware components required for desktop publishing.NBEA ISS.1W3.3LAATechnicalWritten Exams
3. Explain the purposes, functions, and features of desktop publishing software.NBEA ISS.8W3.3LAAA2Written Exams
4. Describe desktop publishing concepts.NBEA ISS.8W3.3LAAA5Written Exams
5. Explain the meaning of common desktop publishing terms.W3.3LAAWritten Exams
6. Identify tools in toolbar and palettes.NBEA ISS.8W3.3Tech AWritten Exams
7. Identify the components of the desktop.NBEA ISS.8W3.3Tech AWritten Exams
8. Identify and apply principles and techniques of publication design.NBEA ISS.8R3.6Tech DLab Assignments
9. Identify editing tools.NBEA ISS.8W3.3Tech BWritten Exams
10. Organize and maintain directories and files within the operating system.NBEA ISS.4R3.6Tech BLab Assignments
11. Identify copyright issues as they relate to desktop publishing.NBEA ISS.13W3.3Tech EA7Written Exams
12. Convey long-term consequences of publication actions with regard to ethical and legal issuesNBEA B12 B14 IT XVIR.2 W.4LA E2, 4A1 A5 A7E7Tech / Prod PCSociety of Professional Journalists: Ethics

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