Advanced Graphic Communications Trade

West Haven Public Schools

Unit Planning Organizer

Revised September 2010

Subject: Advanced Graphic Communications Trade        

Grade: 11 - 12

Unit: Graphic Communications Careers                                           

Pacing: 2 weeks

Essential Question(s):

  • What types of careers are available for me in the printing industry?
  • Would I be more comfortable working in a  small, medium, or large scale printing company?
  • How do I prepare for  a career in a printing?
  • What is a good work ethic? 

Big Idea(s):

  • The printing industry is a multi-faceted industry which hires many talented people.

CT State Standards (includes West Haven’s “Priority” GLES’s in BOLD and “Supporting” Standards)

  • Evaluate / research occupational interests. A2 – pg 35
  • Demonstrate understanding of goals, resources and structure of an organization.  F38 – pg 37
  • Describe how productivity, work ethic and quality affect job stability. C18 – pg 36

 “Unwrapped” Concepts and Skills, and Bloom Levels (BL)

Concepts(Need to Know)

Skills(Able to Do)



Types of careers found in the printing industry.


The difference between various size printing companies and how they function.


How work  habits affect career success.


How changing technology affects career choices.






Explain the difference between small and large scale printing companies as they relate to career oportunities.


Differentiate amoung the  different types of workforce categories.


Describe various types of job opportunities found in the graphics industry.


Explain why a  good work ethic is important.


Give examples of how technology is changing the graphic communications industry.