# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Graphic Imaging Technology I Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Graphic Imaging Technology I (8660/36 weeks, 140 hours) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8660
Duration:36 weeks, 140 hours
Suggested Grade Levels:10–11

Graphic Imaging Technology I introduces students to the graphic communications industry. Students gain an overview of digital file preparation, image capture, color theory, digital file output, press operations, and bindery operations. Students learn to practice workplace safety and develop skills in measurement, mathematical problem solving, interpersonal communication, and the job application process. Graphic imaging technology programs must be accredited by PrintED, administered by the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation (GAERF).

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Arts, Audio/Video Technology and Communications
    • Printing Technology
    • Visual Arts

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


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.