[[abstract]]The purpose of this study was to: (1) exploring the general situation and future trends of pre-press computer science and technology in the printing industry, (2) exploring the general situation of the vocational training curriculum for computerized pre-press workers in Taiwan, and (3) identifying the technical competencies necessary for computerized pre-press workers, and organizing an outline of the curriculum. So that serve as reference in curriculum-planning for the vocational training agency and related institutes. According to the study the framework, the research methodology includes literature review, interviews with experts and a questionnaire survey to analyze the technical competencies necessary for computerized pre-press workers. The data analyzed through several statistical methods including Frequency analysis, percentage, arithmetic mean, and Spearman rank correlation. To analyze the importance Level, Future needs, and Difficulty of Learning, of duty/task technological competencies. The conclusions were made for the curriculum-planning of the vocational training curriculums in computerized pre-press workers. The conclusions of the study were summarized as follows: (1) The computerized pre-press operation is the future trends and become the production model of the standardize the pre-press operation. (2) According to the results of survey, the outline of computerized pre-press curriculum can categorize the introduction of printing, the introduction of computer, image input, processing and output, safety and environment protection. Take the Imaging process, graphic assembly, safety and environment protection, character arrangement for priority in the content of instruction. Finally, several suggestions were made for the vocational training agency, teachers, employers as well as for further research.
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