Michael Giles

Associate Professor of Graphic Imaging Technology

1008 South Main Street

Danville, Virginia 24541

Office number: 434-797-8559

Fax number: 434-797-8511

Office: Hill 109c

mgiles@dcc.vccs.edu


Education & Special Training
       
Degree
College or University
Subject
       
    BS
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Printing Management
    AS
West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Printing Technology
    Certificate
Raleigh Co. Technical Center
Printing
Certificate Nashville Auto Diesel College Auto Mechanics
Certificate State of West Virginia Electricity  (high, medium & low voltage)
Certificate US Safety Administration First Aid
Certificate State of West Virginia Welding
Certificate State of West Virginia Explosives

 
Courses I Normally Teach

ART 283  Computer Graphics (3 - 4 CR)

Utilizes microcomputers and software to produce computer graphics.  Employs techniques learned to to solve studio projects which reinforce instruction and are appropriate for portfolio use.  Par I of II.  Lecture 1 - 2 hours. Studio instruction 3 - 4 hours.  Total 5 - 6 hours per week.

PNT 130  Applied Math for the Graphics Industry (3 CR)

This course is designed to introduce the student to practical problems in mathematics as it relates to the graphics industry. Specific topics will include whole numbers, common fractions, decimal fractions, percent, and measurement. In addition, students will develop the skills necessary to prepare illustrations and photographs, computer page layouts, calculate paper stock and ink needs.

PNT 131 Principles of Lithography I( 4 CR)

Presents principles of lithography printing, its safety practices and equipment operation. Covers job planning, copy preparation, stripping, pre-sensitized plates, small press operation, ink, paper handling, finishing operations. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

PNT 132 Principles of Lithography II ( 4 CR)

Studies lithographic process including more complex types of production techniques and operations. Covers close register work, 2-color printing, types of impositions, ruled forms, scribing, stripping multiple page flats. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

PNT 135 Print Imaging (2 CR)

This course is designed to introduce the student to graphic imaging as it relates to the printing industry. Specific topics will include capturing and reproduction of line art, line copy and continuous tone by conventional and electronic methods.  Co-requisite: PNT 131 or department approval. Lecture 1 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PNT 142, Printing Applications II (3-4 CR)

Continues PNT 141 to provide additional instruction in the production of college related publications and print shop management. Provides classroom and laboratory experiences in photography, layout and design, copy preparation, presswork, inventory control and production management. Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 2-4 hours. Total of 3-6 hours per week

PNT 241 Advanced Printing Applications (3- 4 CR)

Provides instruction in the production of college-related publications and print shop management. Provides classroom and laboratory experiences in photography, layout and design, copy preparation, presswork, inventory control and production management. Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 3-6 hours per week.

PNT 245 Production Planning and Estimating ( 4 CR)

Teaches theory and gives experience in planning and quality control for printing production.  Includes printing plant supervision and management techniques, organization, maintenance and inventory control systems. Discusses estimating for printing, including job layout, purchasing, pricing and trade customs.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

PNT 251 Offset Press Operations I ( 4 CR)

Explains procedures for practical operation of offset equipment including adjustments, setup make-ready, and imposition for single-color and multi-color production jobs. Studies feeder registration, printing and delivery systems, roller and blanket problems, ink and dampening problems, and quality control. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

PNT 260 Color Separation (3CR)

Introduces study of color theories and principles as they apply to process color printing.  Provides classroom and laboratory experiences in dot gain, densitometry, creation and manipulation of color images and electronic color separation.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PNT 264 Color Image Assembly ( 4- 5 CR)

Teaches principles of color image assembly. Includes types of mechanical art; stripping materials, register systems; process color stripping; spot color stripping; complementary flats; use of color charts and butting screen tints. Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 0-3 hours. Total 4-7 hours per week.

PNT 195 Introduction to Adobe PhotoShop (2-3 CR)

Introduces the Macintosh system and Adobe Photoshop. Creative experimentation and individual projects will include the creation and manipulation of electronic color images (photo's) using modern digital equipment such as: scanners, cameras and output devices.

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