Student Goals:
Introduce students the career options of the art and design field.

Student Objectives:
Provided with multiple lectures, examples, study guides, guided practices and student resources, the students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the art and design careers, by producing various portfolio based projects the demonstrate the skills and knowledge established by the Program Of Study, to a task completion rate of 80% or higher after 2 years in the program.

Program Of Study Requirements:
Commercial Art: 100 - ORIENTATION
101 - Identify career paths within the vocational profession.
102- List occupational requirements.
103 - Demonstrate research and organizational skills.


Career Exploration:

009001   13.1.11  A.  Relate careers to individual interests, abilities, and aptitudes.

009002   13.1.11  B.  Analyze career options based on personal interests, abilities, aptitudes, achievements, and goals.

009003   13.1.11  C.  Analyze how the changing roles of individuals in the workplace relate to new opportunities within career choices.

 009024  13.3.11 D. Develop a personal budget based on career choice.


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So you’re wondering, “What is Industrial Design?” You’ve come to the right place. IDSA is the oldest (and only) professional society of industrial designers in the United States. Our mission is to promote the practice of industrial design through education, information, community and advocacy.


Whether you’re a parent, student, educator or counselor trying to find out more about ID education; someone considering a career in ID; an entrepreneur or a corporation trying to find out just how to jump start your business through industrial design; or another type of designer hoping to partner with designers—this is your one-stop for all things ID. 

Industrial Design is the professional practice of designing products used by millions of people around the world every day. Industrial designers not only focus on the appearance of a product, but also on how it functions, is manufactured and ultimately the value and experience it provides for users. Every product you have in your home and interact with is the result of a design process and thousands of decisions aimed at improving your life through design.


If architects design the house, then industrial designers design everything inside.


Emerging as a professional practice in the early 19th Century, industrial design has come a long way since its early inception and is thriving as a result of an expanded awareness of design in business, collaboration and critical problem solving. Pioneers like Charles and Ray Eames, Henry Dreyfuss and Dieter Rams paved the way for modern industrial designers such as Jony Ives, Yves Béhar, and Pattie Moore, FIDSA, to stand at the forefront of modern industrial design.


Today, there are over 38,000 working industrial designers in the United States (2014, Bureau of Labor Statistics) and the impact of the profession on modern society is immense. Industrial designers are responsible for designing everything from cars and toasters to smart phones and life-saving medical equipment. The breadth of work and social impact created at the hands of industrial designers across the world is truly amazing.



A Central Montco Technical High School Program!


Students must be prepared to make a major commitment. It is our assumption that students entering the program are here to lay a foundation for a career in a design field and will be required to meet rigorous and stringent standards. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, are required as is the ability to read and analyze. Serious students will find that the program will provide them with an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to succeed in the job market or advance in education. _Most of the students graduating from the program _continue their education.


Steve Bross

Commercial Art Instructor


Central Montco Technical High School

821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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