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GRT 409 - Project Planning & Management

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
A planning and management course specifically for print communications. Cost estimating, ordering, inventory, quality control, job scheduling and management will be covered.
Prerequisite: GRT 400 , GRT 403  or instructor approval
Competencies
  1. Develop an understanding of the printing estimator job and the various functions of the position
    1. Distinguish the interrelationship of cost estimator and other plant duties.
    2. List specific skills required by a printing estimator.
    3. Describe the procedure for estimating and quoting
    4. Define “standard Production Time.”
    5. List methods to establish production standards
  2. Explain the general characteristics of the printing industry.
    1. Describe the general characteristics of the printing industry.
    2. Define factors affecting the printer in the future
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of pricing and profit.
    4. Identify printing information resources
  3. Prepare cost estimate for a lithographic printing job.
    1. Calculate the quantity and cost of paper required for a specific offset print job.
    2. Calculate the prepress requirements for a specific offset print job.
    3. Calculate the press requirements for a specific offset print job.
    4. Calculate the finishing requirements for a specific offset print job.
  4. Prepare cost estimate for a flexographic printing job
    1. Calculate the quantity and cost of paper required for a specific flexo print job.
    2. Calculate the prepress requirements for a specific flexo print job.
    3. Calculate the press requirements for a specific flexo print job.
    4. Calculate the finishing requirements for a specific flexo print job.
  5. Prepare cost estimate for a screen print job
    1. Calculate the quantity and cost of paper required for a specific screen print job
    2. Calculate the prepress requirements for a specific screen print job.
    3. Calculate the press requirements for a specific screen print job.
    4. Calculate the finishing requirements for a specific screen print job.
  6. Prepare cost estimate for a digital print job.
    1. Calculate the quantity and cost of paper required for a specific digital print job.
    2. Calculate the prepress requirements for a specific screen digital job.
    3. Calculate the press requirements for a specific screen digital job.
    4. Calculate the finishing requirements for a specific digital print job.
  7. Demonstrate and understanding of a print cost estimating software.
    1. Launch Franklin Estimating software and prepare the initial set-up.
    2. Enter customer information into the software database.
    3. Enter the cost values of production areas into the software database.
    4. Enter paper costs provided from a current paper vendor.
    5. Utilize the software to prepare cost estimates for various types of print jobs.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of a printing business.
    1. Discuss the three basic types of business organization.
    2. Explain the relationship of business costs to printing estimates.
    3. List areas in graphic communications that make use of computer technology.
    4. Compare the advantages of conventional and digital printing.
    5. Utilize job tickets and other business forms.
    6. Describe the most common trade customs in graphic communications.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of project planning
    1. Plan a timeline of a printed project as applied to various types of jobs.
    2. Calculate and order paper for various types of jobs.
    3. Calculate and order ink for various types of jobs.
    4. Demonstrate the process of project scheduling and project tracking.
    5. Prepare a finished project for delivery
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of customer service and quality control.
    1. Identify various proofs and their specific uses.
    2. Identify the workflow of the proofing and approval process
    3. Describe the working relationship between customer and provider.
    4. Differentiate between poor quality and good quality
    5. Demonstrate the understanding of meeting a deadline.



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