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GRAPHIC DESIGN and MULTIMEDIA

 


Graphic Design Certificate Programs

The Center for Continuing Studies at Mercer County Community College is now offering a condensed track for students to have a quick and easy way of successfully earning their certificate in a specific area of graphic design study. Students will now select from two courses of study to earn their certificate in either Print and Publishing Design or Web Design after they have completed their core foundation classes.

 

Please note: Any of these courses can be taken as individual classes for career development or personal enrichment, and do not need to be taken as part of the certificate program.

 

Print and Publishing Design Certificate

Students pursuing the Print and Publishing Design Certificate will need to take the following courses:

  • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • Color Theory for Graphic Designers
  • Adobe Photoshop CC Complete
  • Adobe Illustrator CC Complete
  • Adobe InDesign CC Complete

 

Web Design Certificate

Students pursuing the Web Design Certificate will need to take the following courses:

  • Foundations of Graphic Design
  • Color Theory for Graphic Designers
  • Adobe Photoshop CC Complete
  • Adobe Illustrator CC Complete
  • Essentials of HTML & CSS
  • Dreamweaver Complete
  • WordPress Complete

Intro to InDesign CC

Experience with word processing desirable.

Adobe InDesign is the industry standard for creating professional-quality, full-color documents, ready for printing, distributing as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, or to Internet-ready XHTML pages. This course will provide a full overview of the program’s capabilities and functionality.

1.2 CEU

Cost: $280

NCGDS-CS007-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Dec 4

Dec 13

4 Tu, Th 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

Foundations of Graphic Design

From typography through page layout and on to color theory, this course helps novice designers or working pros to understand better the qualities of creating professional graphic design. Topics include a history of graphic arts and introductory discussions of type, composition/layout, color theory, and photographic and illustrated images as they directly impact today’s graphic designer.

0.9 CEU

Cost: $220

NCGDS-CS001-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 14

Feb 4

3 M 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

No class Jan 21


Color Theory for Graphic Designers

Discover the intricate ways colors interact with each other and the implications these interactions have for designers and artists. Examine ideas of space and learn about spatial problems that color can solve and understand color harmony, qualities, and combinations.

1.2 CEU

Cost: $270

NCGDS-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Jan 17

Feb 7

4 Th 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

Essentials of HTML & CSS

Required: Basic knowledge of Windows; familiarity with creating and saving files, ability to touch type

Now’s the time! Learn to read and write proper HTML 5 code to create accessible web pages. Understand conceptual design, text formatting, creating links, tables and lists, and inserting graphics and images. Cascading Style Sheets and creating forms will also be introduced. Materials will be provided by the instructor.

1.8 CEU

Cost: $400

NCWEB-CS022-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 11

Mar 18

6 M 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

WordPress Complete

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows; familiarity with creating and saving files

You, too, can use WordPress, the popular website blogging and content management system! Great for the beginner, this hands-on class focuses on building pages, adding plug-ins, using templates, and editing themes learn all you need to know to create your own basic WordPress website. An understanding of website architecture, hosting, and programming languages (i.e., HTML, PHP, MySQL) is helpful, but not necessary.

1.2 CEU

Cost: $280

NCWEB-CS025-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 14

Mar 7

4 Th 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

Adobe Photoshop CC Complete

Required: Basic knowledge of Windows; familiarity with creating and saving files; experience with word processing

Adobe Photoshop is the world’s premier imaging application. Its toolset allows you to realize more creative possibilities than ever to create beautiful pixel images. Learn all the basics and many of the advanced features of this amazing software from an Adobe Certified Instructor. After successfully completing this class students will receive a certificate from Adobe stating that you have successfully completed an authorized Adobe training course. Students should bring notebook and pen and a thumb drive

1.5 CEU

Cost: $560

NCWEB-CS036-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Feb 16

Mar 2

3 Sa 8:30am-2:00pm Steve Weinrebe

Adobe InDesign CC Complete

Required: Basic knowledge of Windows; familiarity with creating and saving files; experience with word processing

Adobe InDesign, the industry-leading layout application, helps you to work faster and smarter than ever before with its unmatched tools for creating beautiful pages. Learn all the basics and many of the advanced features of this amazing page layout application from an Adobe Certified Instructor. After successfully completing this class students will receive a certificate from Adobe stating that you have successfully completed an authorized Adobe training course.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $560

NCGDS-CS013-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 9

Mar 23

3 Sa 8:30am-2:00pm Jeff Witchel

Adobe Illustrator CC Complete

Required: Basic knowledge of Windows; familiarity with creating and saving files.

Adobe Illustrator offers the world’s most powerful tools for creating beautiful vector graphics and illustration. Learn all the basics and many of the advanced features of this incredible vector graphics application from an Adobe Certified Instructor. After successfully completing this class students will receive a certificate from Adobe stating that you have successfully completed an authorized Adobe training course.

1.5 CEU

Cost: $560

NCGDS-CS014-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 30

Apr 13

3 Sa 8:30am-2:00pm Jeff Witchel

Dreamweaver Complete

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows; familiarity with creating and saving files; Essentials of HTML and CSS

Do you want to learn how to design and manage websites using the Adobe Dreamweaver web authoring software? This class will show you how as you learn to navigate in the Dreamweaver workspace. Topics include working with text and images; links; page layout; and templates. Advanced topics include online forms; Javascript behaviors; and designing responsive websites (i.e., for portable devices like cell phones and tablets).

1.8 CEU

Cost: $420

NCWEB-CS032-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

Mar 25

Apr 29

6 M 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

 



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