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Graphic Design

Become an effective and marketable designer for both the web and print publications. Receive basic fundamental training in the graphic arts while gaining to practical experience in the current premium Adobe creative suite. Individual track courses focus on industry-specific applications.

Complete all core courses and all of the courses in the desired track to earn the Certificate in Graphic Design.

 

Core Courses for Graphic Design Certificate:

- Foundations of Graphic Design

- Color Theory for Graphic Designers

- Intro to Photoshop

- Intro to Illustrator

- Advanced Photoshop

- Advanced Illustrator

- Exploring Fonts: Intro to Typography

Print/Publishing Track:

- Intro to InDesign

- Advanced InDesign

- Exploring Fonts: Advanced Typography

Web Track:

- Essentials of HTML

- Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Complete

- Dreamweaver CS6 Complete


Exploring Fonts: Intro to Typography

This new and exciting course provides an overview of the basic fundamentals of type design as it applies to graphics, advertising, and other areas of visual communication. It focuses on how typography can be used as a communicative device as well as a graphic, compositional and expressive element. 1.2 CEU .Cost: $273

SPRING SESSION:

NCGDS-CS011-01

April 4 - 13

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

SUMMER SESSION:

NCGDS-CS011-01

May 23 - June 1

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

Web Design Concepts

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

Learn the basic programming languages and tools needed to design and develop web content. Learn what you need to know BEFORE you begin building a website so you can use that knowledge to build a solid basic web-based framework. This class prepares you for the next step on your path to becoming a web designer or developer. 0.9 CEU. Cost: $212

SPRING SESSION:

NCWEB-CS001-01 

April 13 - 25*  

3 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class April 18

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

SUMMER SESSION:

NCWEB-CS001-01 

August 2 - 16  

3 sessions / Wednesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Blake Alderfer

 

Dreamweaver CS6 Complete

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML, and knowledge of Windows.

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 covered include: working with text and images, links, page layout and templates. Advanced topics include: online forms, Javascript behaviors and designing responsive websites (ie., portable devices such as cell phones and tablets.) 1.8 CEU. Cost: $420

SPRING SESSION:

NCWEB-CS032-01

April 27 - May 16

6 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

SUMMER SESSION:

NCWEB-CS032-01

July 31 - August 16

6 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

Foundations of Graphic Design

From typography to page layout to color theory, this course helps all designers better understand the qualities of creating professional graphic design pieces. Topics include a history of graphic arts; introductory discussion of type; composition/layout; color theory; and photographic and illustrated images as they directly impact today’s graphic designer. 0.9 CEU. Cost: $212

NCGDS-CS001-01

May 22 - 31*

3 sessions / Monday & Wednesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class May 29

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

PHP (with MySQL)

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML

PHP and MySQL are the most popular tools used to develop today's web applications. In this intensive, hands-on course, learn techniques to develop dynamic web applications using open source software while creating interactive web pages in PHP and storing and retrieving data stored in

a MySQL database.Textbook is recommended (not required) - available in college bookstore. 3.5 CEU .Cost: $759

NCWEB-CS016-01

May 22 - June 26*

10 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays / 6:00 - 9:30pm

*No class May 29

Instructor: TBA

Color Theory for Graphic Designers

Explore the many ways colors interact with each other and what implications those interactions have for designers and artists. Examine ideas of space and the spatial difficulties that color can address with a thorough understanding of color harmony, qualities, and combinations.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $271

NCGDS-CS002-01

May 25 - June 15

4 sessions   / Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: George Purvis

Essentials of HTML

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

Now's the time! Learn to read and write proper HTML 4 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: $404

NCWEB-CS022-01

June 5 - 21  

6 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: John Paone  

Introduction to WordPress

This entry-level course will introduce the novice to WordPress, the popular website blogging and content management system. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on exercises that build pages, add plug-ins, use templates, and edit themes, allowing students to create their own basic WordPress website. An understanding of website architecture, hosting, and programming languages (i.e., HTML, PHP, MySQL) is very helpful, but not necessary. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $273

NCWEB-CS025-01

June 6 - 15  

4 sessions  / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

Front-End Development

Join us as we introduce you to JavaScript as a client-side programming language. Basic HTML and CSS concepts will be reviewed but the focus of the class is on learning how to code interactive web pages using JavaScript. Hands-on exercises and lab sessions will be made available to practice and reinforce the learned concepts. At the end of this course, participants will be able to design web pages using HTML and CSS while making them interactive using JavaScript. 2.0 CEU. Cost: $599

NCWEB-CS033-01

June 20 - August 15*  

8 sessions / Tuesdays / 6:30-9pm

*No class July 4

Instructor: Sonal Mukherjee  

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - Complete

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML

This hands-on course provides the fundamental and advanced techniques available through Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to enable building and controlling "responsive" web sites. Emphasis is placed on using web standards to build site layouts with CSS as opposed to tables. Creating the HTML and CSS from the start allows for well-designed, focused content on a variety of media types. 1.8 CEU. Cost: $415

NCWEB-CS028-01

June 22 - July 27

6 sessions /  Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Lily Lin

Intro to Photoshop CC

Required: Introduction to Windows and experience with word processing desirable

Let us introduce you to Adobe's premier image editing application with an emphasis on what you NEED to know about this incredibly robust program. This course focuses on the tool sets available within the program and provides a hands-on understanding of how to find your way around Photoshop. Image-size, resolution, selections, layers, dialogs, shortcuts, and basic editing techniques are just some of what will be covered in this course. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $273

NCWEB-CS030-01

June 22 - July 13  

4 sessions / Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

 

Advanced Photoshop CC

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop

Learn advanced techniques while applying the tools presented in the Introduction course. Photo-retouching, color correction, advanced layers, masking, channels, and an in-depth look at palettes are just some of the topics covered in this course. Learn to fix photos in post-production while maximizing efficiency and output. Photoshop is an incredibly powerful application; get the most from it! 1.2 CEU. Cost: $273

NCWEB-CS031-01

July 20 - August 10  

4 sessions / Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

 

JavaScript/DHTML

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML

Required: Basic understanding of Windows and MS Office.

Learn important techniques that will enable you to design web pages with the user in mind. This hands-on course provides an intensive introduction

to the features provided by JavaScript and Dynamic HTML. Textbook is recommended (not required) and available in the college bookstore.
3.0 CEU .Cost: $758

NCWEB-CS013-01

July 25 - August 24

10 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Intro to InDesign CC

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. Textbook required - available in college bookstore. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $273

NCGDS-CS007-01

June 28 - July 12*  

4 sessions / Mondays & Wednesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class July 3

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate 

Advanced InDesign CC

Prerequisite: Intro to InDesign

More than just a page-layout application, Adobe InDesign CS6 is also the leading commercial production software for creating longer, multi-page

ocuments as well as Internet-ready XHTML pages. Lecture, textbook samples and real-world examples will be used to show the software’s complete range of capabilities. Textbook required - available in the college bookstore.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $287

NCGDS-CS008-01

August 1 - 17*

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class August 3 & 10

 

Intro to Illustrator CC

You don’t need to be an illustrator to learn and use this industry standard vector graphics application. This course focuses on the tool sets available in the program and gives you a hands-on understanding of how to find your way around the program. Shapes, paths, layers, stacks, swatches, object based creation, document setup, the pen tool, and palettes are just some of what will be covered in this course. Textbook required - available in the college bookstore. 1.2 CEU. Cost: $273

SPRING SESSION:

NCGDS-CS009-01

March 9 - 23*  

4 sessions / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class March 21

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

SUMMER SESSION:

NCGDS-CS009-01

May 30 - June 20  

4 sessions / Tuesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Samantha Garofalo

Advanced Illustrator CC

Prerequisite: Introduction to Illustrator

Take what you have learned in the Introduction class to the next level. Take an in-depth look at palettes, effects, new dimensional tool sets, page layout options, and integration with other applications. Advanced Illustrator takes the tools and turns them into techniques.

Textbook required - available in the college bookstore.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $273

SPRING SESSION:

NCGDS-CS010-01

March 28 - April 11*

4 sessions  / Tuesdays & Thursdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class April 4

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

SUMMER SESSION:

NCGDS-CS010-01

June 27 - July 25*

4 sessions  / Tuesdays / 6:30-9:30pm

*No class July 4

Instructor: Samantha Garofalo

  


CONTACT US:

Registration Desk: 609-570-3311

Questions: E-mail us.

 

REFUND POLICY: 
10 or more days before the beginning of a class: 100% refund

Less than 10 days before class start date: no refund

Credit card payments will be refunded to the credit card; cash and check payments will be refunded via a check from MCCC.

 

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