Graphic Design
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENROLL IN BOTH GRAPHICS INTRODUCTION AND INTERMEDIATE IN THE SAME YEAR.
9229 GRAPHIC DESIGN INTRODUCTION (1 hr) * Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: None.
The primary goal of this course is to introduce students to the publishing skills needed for graphic design for industry and/or higher education through various lessons, assignments, and projects. This course covers the following areas of study: digital layout, design, electronic pre-press, scanning, desktop and electronic publishing, formatting and manipulating text and graphics for print and the web. Program software utilized: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop). A cumulative electronic portfolio produced upon completion of this course. 9230
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERMEDIATE (1 hr) * Gr 9-12 0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Graphic Design & Imaging Introduction.
The primary goal of this course is to prepare students with the drawing and photo editing skills needed for graphic design in industry and/or higher education through various lessons, assignments, and projects. This course covers the following areas of study: computer drawing, vector artwork design, formatting, enhancing, correcting and manipulating text, images, photos, and graphics for print and the web. Program software utilized: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop). A cumulative electronic portfolio produced upon completion of this course.
2243/2244 GRAPHICS/YEARBOOK PUBLICATION I/II Gr 11-12 0.5/0.5 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Completed application (available during scheduling and/or from Yearbook advisor), teacher recommendation and Yearbook Advisor approval required.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the publishing skills needed for yearbook publication, graphic design for industry and/or higher education through various lessons, assignments, and projects. This course covers the following areas of study: digital layout, design, using digital photography in publication, using PDF’s in published works, scanning, desktop and electronic publishing, formatting, manipulating and editing text and graphics for publication. Program software utilized: Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop) and Walsworth Online Design Software. This course is ideal for students who are looking for a career in Journalism and/or Graphic Design. Members of this course are responsible for the creation of the 300+ page Chippewa Valley High School Yearbook. Students in this class need to be able to work independently. All yearbook staff members are expected to sell yearbooks and advertisements as part of their assessment. Students are required to work after school, on weekends and over holiday breaks, if necessary. This course provides real world work experience as students work to meet scheduled deadlines. A cumulative electronic portfolio is produced upon completion of this course. It is strongly recommended that students have some computer knowledge. NOTE: Students are required to register for both Graphics Yearbook I and Yearbook II. Students may not take only one semester of this course. This course does not qualify for NCAA eligibility certification.
 
SCHEDULING OPTIONS FOR ADVANCED GRAPHICS COURSES
ONLY ADVANCED COURSES MAY BE TAKEN IN ANY SEQUENCE, HOWEVER, NO COURSE MAY BE TAKEN TWICE.
THE FOLLOWING ADVANCED COURSES CAN BE TAKEN IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
OPTION 1: A 2-HR BLOCK COURSE (two hours back-to-back).
OPTION 2: A 1-HR COURSE TAKEN IN ANY SEQUENCE, BUT NOT REPEATED.
OPTION 3: TWO 1-HR COURSES NOT BLOCKED, BUT TAKEN IN THE SAME SEMESTER.
9231/9232 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1A/1B (2 hr) * 10-12 1.0/1.0 credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Graphic Design Introduction (9229) and Intermediate (9230). OR 9
255 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1YA (1 hr) * 9256 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1YB (1 hr) * 9257 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1YC (1 hr) * 9258 GRAPHIC DESIGN 1YD (1 hr) * Gr 10-12 0.5 credit per 1 hour course Prerequisite/Recommendation: Any combination of advanced courses requires completion of Graphic Design Introduction & Intermediate.
The primary goal of these courses is to independently reinforce, establish, and strengthen the specific skills needed for graphic design in industry and/or higher education through various tutorials. This course covers the following areas of study: computer drawing, vector artwork design, formatting, enhancing, correcting and manipulating text, images, photos, and graphics for print and the web. Students must possess basic math, grammar, reading, and critical thinking skills. Program software utilized: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop). A cumulative electronic portfolio produced upon completion of this course.
 
STUDENTS WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE REQUIRED GRAPHICS COURSES AND WANT TO CONTINUE THEIR ADVANCED LEARNING ARE INVITED TO TAKE ONE OR MORE “BEYOND COMPLETER” (BC) COURSES BELOW.
9235/9236 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2A/2B BC (2 hr) Gr 11-12 1.0/1.0 credit OR 9237 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2YA BC (1 hr) 9238 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2YB BC (1 hr) 9267 GRAPHIC DESIGN 2YC BC (1 hr) 92__ GRAPHIC DESIGN 2YD BC (1 hr) Gr 11-12 0.5 credit per 1 hour course Prerequisite/Recommendation: Graphic Design courses; Introduction, Intermediate, 1A/1B (2 hr) or 1YA, 1YB, 1YC, 1YD (1 hr).
The primary goal of the “beyond completer” courses is for students to practice their employability and job skills needed for graphic design in industry and/or higher education; through various independent assignments, as well as, public, private sector, and district jobs. Program software utilized: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop). A cumulative electronic portfolio produced upon completion of this course. 9251/9252
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 1/2 (2 hr) 9253/9254 GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP 1A/1B (1 hr) Gr 12 1.0/1.0 (2 hr) or 0.5/0.5 (1 hr) credit Prerequisite/Recommendation: Successful completion of both Graphic Design Introduction and Intermediate.
Additionally, teacher recommendation is required and concurrent enrollment in an Advanced Graphic Design course. This course provides the opportunity for senior-level students to gain a paid “on-the-job” work experience in graphic design. An Individual Educational Training Plan and Training Agreement are developed for each student-trainee detailing his/her specific learning activities. This course may be taken for one or two hours. Student wages are equivalent to those earned by other trainees in that particular occupation. Note: A student who chooses the Internship course for either one or two hours is expected to meet 200 hours of work per semester. 
Sample 4 Year Plan Chippewa Valley High School
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World Language Credit: Students may replace one credit of World Language with one credit of CTE when CTE is taken as a second (or additional) VPAA credit. Note: These CTE courses may fulfill the one credit of Visual, Performing, Applied Arts (VPAA) graduation requirement. (Two .5 or one 1.00 CTE courses are required for the successful completion to meet this requirement.)
* Articulation Agreement: Eligible students could qualify for tuition-free (articulated) college credits at Macomb Community College (Media and Communication Arts), Oakland Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Washtenaw Community College, and Baker College.
 For more information, visit the following website: http://www.chippewavalleyschools.org/downloads/career-articulation/articulation_information_website_9.3.2015.pdf