# CTE Resource Center - Administrative Planning Guide - Graphic Communications Systems (8458/36 weeks)

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Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Graphic Communications Systems (8458/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8458
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12

This course provides experiences related to a wide range of tools and materials used to reproduce information and images. Several mediums are used, including paper, metal, plastic, and fabric. Students develop competencies in message design, composition and assembly, and message transfer and product conversion.

NOTE: Recommended Prerequisites: Communications Systems (36 weeks) 8415 or 8418 (18 weeks); OR Technical Drawing and Design (36 weeks) 8435 or (18 weeks) 8434

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Audio and Video Technology and Film
    • Journalism and Broadcasting
    • Printing Technology
    • Visual Arts
  • Marketing
    • Marketing Communications
    • Marketing Management
    • Professional Sales

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.