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Technology Plan 2004-2007

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Printing

Description
The Printing Department has made positive strides in bringing current technology to the college campus. This includes high-volume digital network copiers, computers and bindery equipment used by the department. In addition to continuing this trend, the focus for the next three years will include automation of various tasks using the most current technology in order to serve the college needs. EX: Tracking Software

Curriculum Impact
Our proposed plan will impact all departments for Grossmont College, as well as the District and Cuyamaca College. Both, administrative and instructional reproduction together with related Printing Department services link closely to the college’s student success in the classroom, from the initial enrollment process through to graduation day. The Printing Department is an essentially effective tool used by all staff to promote a high-quality education for all students.

Approximate Number of Students Served
The department currently serves all Grossmont College students through faculty, staff and administration publications on both campuses (Grossmont and Cuyamaca) plus the District offices. The number of students served is expected to rise in the next 3 years. We project that our Technology Plan will accommodate current enrollment, as well as, the needs of an increased student population.

Support Impact
Technical support needs will most likely remain the same in the future. The Printing Department will use existing personnel and, if needed, arrange for our current staff to receive the additional training required for our new technically enhanced services.
 

Year 1 (2004-2005)

Objective
During the first phase of our three-year objective, we will upgrade as necessary the PCs and all software available in the Printing Department. We will purchase additional hardware and software to increase the availability of services in the Printing Department. We will also replace our current high-volume copiers (B/W and Color) with high-volume digital network copiers.

Action to Meet Objective

  • Replace current PCs (3)
  • Replace current MAC (1)
  • Replace Xerox 6135
  • Replace Xerox 5800-1
  • Replace Xerox 5800-2
  • Replace Canon 1140-1
  • Replace Canon 1140-2
  • Replace Canon 1140-3
  • Update all software to current version
  • Update online job submission system

     

Year 2 (2005-2006)

Objective
During the second phase of our three-year objective, we will upgrade as necessary the PCs and all software available in the Printing Department. We will purchase additional hardware and software to increase the availability of services in the Printing Department. The department will also start the process of researching available state-of-the-arts software that can be integrated into our (outdated) system of tracking jobs and services.

Action to Meet Objective

  • Replace current PCs (3)
  • Update all software to current version
  • Update online job submission system

     

Year 3 (2006-2007)

Objective
During the third phase of our three-year objective, we will upgrade as necessary the PCs and all software available in the Printing Department. We will purchase additional hardware and software to increase the availability of services in the Printing Department. Final steps can also be taken to secure an efficient tracking system that will be fully supported by the District’s IS (Information Systems) Department.

Action to Meet Objective

  • Replace all aged PCs
  • Update all software to current version
  • Update online job submission system
  • Purchase required software, including peripherals for tracking system

 


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