Graphic Communications
AT WALTHAM HIGH SCHOOL
Wayne McCarthy, Instructor

Course #676 — Graphic Communications

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Graphic Communications / Course #676

Safety and Ergonomics including Room Management

  • Safety of self
  • Safety of workmates
  • Safety with equipment
  • MSDS Sheets
  • Maintenance
  • Employee's Right to Know
  • OSHA Laws
  • Child Labor Laws

Job Skills and Work Ethic

  • Importance of Timeliness
  • Importance of Attention to Detail
  • Importance of Appropriate Behavior
  • Importance of Adherence to Task
  • Importance of Completing Assignments
  • Importance of Teamwork Responsibility, Ethics and Morality

Organizational Skills / Portfolio Maintenance

  • 3-Ring Binder Requirements
  • Dividers for Self-Reflection/Review

Introduction to Business Development

  • Creative Ideas, Innovation, Invention
  • Nuts and Bolts of Project Costs and Expenses
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Insurance
  • Legal Requirements

Business Meetings and Procedures

  • How to Lead a Meeting
  • Member Roles Changed on Rotating Basis
  • Meeting Every Monday Morning for Planning "Where are we…where are we going to be on Friday, End of Month, End of Qrt., etc."
  • Meeting Every Friday for Assessment "How'd we do this week … month … Qtr …. etc.
  • Responsibilities of Each Member
    • Chairman
    • Vice-Chairman
    • Clerk
  • Robert's Rules of Order

The Business Plan

  • Business Writing
  • Research the Competition
  • Determine Market Potential
  • Self-Assessment, Strengths and Weaknesses
  • Assembling a Team
    • CEO, COO, Treasurer, Clerk, Staff
    • Marketing team (plan image/stationery/strategy/research/contacts)
  • Presentation Skills
    • PowerPoint
    • Speaking Skills
    • Posture
    • Pace
    • Clarity of Handouts
    • Clarity of Slides
    • What to do when a problem arises

Venture Capital

  • Understanding the Role of Venture Capital
  • Understanding ROI
  • Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship

Working in a Team Setting

  • Assessment of Skills and Responsibilities
  • Artistic / Creative
  • Leadership
  • Mechanical (HTML and Hardware)
  • Mediator
  • Organizer
  • Marketing team (plan image/stationery/strategy/research/contacts)

Legal Responsibilities and Requirements

  • Truth in Advertising
  • Media and Representation
  • Search the Web for Current Information

Web Business

  • Needs Assessment
  • Delphi Sessions

21st Century Tools

  • Cloud Computing
  • Intranet
  • Blogs
  • Facebook
  • Second Life
  • Google Docs

Customer Service

  • Listening Skills
  • Assessment Skills
  • Importance of Knowledge of Subject
  • Knowledge of Resources
  • Ability to Communicate
  • Telephone Skills

Interview Skills

  • Listening Skills
  • Eye Contact
  • Avoid Distractions
  • Importance of Name
  • Importance of Knowledge of Company/Product
  • Note Taking Importance—Short, Occasional, Important

Appropriate Appearance

  • Hygiene
  • Cleanliness
  • Respectful
  • Confident
  • Preparation for questions
  • Eye Contact
  • Clarity of Speech
  • Posture and Manner

Learning the Skills of a Teacher of Technology

  • Assess the Student(s)
  • Determine the Goal
  • Plan the Course
  • Deliver the Lesson
  • Review for Comprehension

Personal Planning for Future Education

  • Resume Writing Self-Assessment (Strengths and Weaknesses)
  • Cover Letter
  • College Research
  • Plans to Visit
  • Courses / Subjects Offered
  • Tuition
  • Financial Aid
  • Scholarships
  • Reviewing College Applications
  • Preparing for College Interviews

Printing and Communications History

Introduction to Equipment and Operation

Introduction to Equipment Maintenance

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