Establishes an opportunity for students to participate on a multi disciplinary team in order to solve a corporate innovation challenge. The student team will develop a strategic plan for the specified business's innovation challenge. Students work with the business and facilitator to complete a project to the parameters identified by the employer. This skills accelerator course will teach collaboration, communication, and critical thinking through the exercises in customer discovery, ideation, product development, business models, and sales to develop the skills necessary for the careers of tomorrow.
Explores the basics of printing and the printing industry. Learners will learn about the demand for printed products, the printing industry and all steps involved in the printing process. Actual printing projects will be produced by each learner.
Instructs learners in the estimation of printing jobs and in the overall business side of the printing industry. Areas covered include production organization, scheduling, sales, customer service, job planning, supervisory management, standard production times, budgeted hourly rates, paper calculations, billing and the use of Printer's Plan Estimating software.
Introduces learners to the basics of page layout including the use of InDesign in the design and presentation of print collateral. Learners will build skills in Adobe InDesign as they create a variety of basic and intermediate layouts for press, web and digital media.
Emphasizes quality press work on flexographic, offset, large format and digital presses. Also including inks, substrates, pressure adjustments and press maintenance. Specialty operations, such as die-cutting, are discussed. Learners will work within a production environment.
Introduces the learner to cultural, political, legal, and economic forces and basic concepts of trade, tariffs, exchange rates, capital markets. Learners will develop the fundamentals for establishing international business enterprises, including trade and investment theory. Learners examine effects of government intervention and aid and the role of social and economic aid organizations such as the UN, EU, IMF and World Bank.