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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


Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - Complete

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML

This hands-on course provides you with the fundamentals and advanced techniques of using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to build and control "responsive" web sites. The emphasis is on using web-standards to build site layouts with CSS (as opposed to tables), creating the HTML and CSS from scratch to deliver well-designed, focused content on varying media types from desktops to mobile devices.

1.8 CEU. Cost:  $415 (tuition $204, administrative fee $50, lab fees $161)

NCWEB-CS028-01

February 21 - March 9

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

Instructor: Lily Lin

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. Textbook required - available in the college bookstore.

1.2 CEU. Cost:  $273

NCWEB-CS025-01

January 17 - January 26  

4 sessions  / Tuesday, Thursdays & Friday*/ 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

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 (tuition $131, administrative fee $31, lab fees $242)

January 31 - February 23*  

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

*No class February 7 and 21

Instructor: John Paone  

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 (tuition $87, administrative fee $25, lab fees $161)

NCGDS-CS007-01

January 23 - February 13 

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

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 documents 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 (tuition $101, administrative fee $25, lab fees $161)

NCGDS-CS008-01

December 1 - December 15*

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

*No class December 13

or

February 20 - March 13 

4 sessions / Mondays / 6:30-9:30pm

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

 

Intro to Photoshop CC

Required: Introduction to Windows, 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 in the program and gives you 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. Textbook is recommended (not required) - available in college bookstore.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $273 (tuition $87, administrative fee $25, lab fees $161)

NCWEB-CS030-01

February 7 - 16 

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

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

 

Advanced Photoshop CC

Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop

Learn the advanced techniques and application of 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. Learn to maximize efficiency and output. Learn how to get the most out of this incredibly powerful application. Textbook is recommended (not required) - available in college bookstore.

1.2 CEU. Cost:  $273 (tuition $87, administrative fee $25, lab fees $161)

NCWEB-CS031-01

February 21 - March 2 

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

Instructor: Jessi Oliano

 

PHP (with MySQL)

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML

PHP and MySQL are today's most popular tools used to develop web applications. In this course, you will learn how to create interactive web pages in PHP and how to store and retrieve data stored in a MySQL database. In this intensive hands-on course, learn the techniques to develop dynamic web applications using open source software. Textbook is recommended (not required) - available in college bookstore.

3.5 CEU .Cost: $759 (tuition $280, Administrative Fee $62, Lab Fees $417)

NCWEB-CS016-01

February 22 - March 27

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

Instructor: TBA

Color Theory for Graphic Designers

Discover the way colors interact with each other and the implications this interaction has 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:  $271 (tuition $87, administrative fee $23, lab fees $161)

NCGDS-CS002-01

March 1 - 22  

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

Instructor: George Purvis

 

Foundations of Graphic Design

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

0.9 CEU. Cost:  $212 (tuition $67, administrative fee $25, lab fees $120)

NCGDS-CS001-01

March 20 - April 3

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

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

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 (tuition $87, administrative fee $25, lab fees $161)

NCGDS-CS009-01

March 9 - 23*  

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

*No class March 21

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

 

Advanced Illustrator CC

Prerequisite: Introduction to Illustrator

Take what you have learned in the Introduction class to the next level. This course takes 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 (tuition $87, administrative fee $25, lab fees $161)

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

 

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 (tuition $282, Administrative Fee $60, Lab Fees $416)

NCWEB-CS013-01

March 29 - May 3* 

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

*No class April 17

Instructor: TBA

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: $270 (tuition $60, Administrative Fee $50, Lab Fees $160)

NCGDS-CS011-01

April 4 - 13

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 you need to design and develop web content. Learn what you need to know BEFORE you begin building a website and then use that knowledge to build a basic web-based framework. This class prepares you for the next level of courses you will want to take on your path to becoming a web designer or developer.

0.9 CEU. Cost:  $212 (tuition $67, administrative fee $25,lab fees $120)

NCWEB-CS001-01 

April 13 - 25*  

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

*No class April 18

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

 

Dreamweaver CS6

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.

1.2 CEU. Cost: $420 (tuition $210, administrative fee $50, lab fees $160)

NCWEB-CS032-01

April 27 - May 16

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

Instructor: John Paone, Adobe Certified Associate

  


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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