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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 can 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. 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.

Adobe Continuing Education classes are taught by Adobe Certified Instructors (ACIs). This means our teachers are recognized by Adobe as some of the top Adobe instructors. Upon completion of these indicated courses, you will receive a certificate from Adobe indicating that you have successfully completed an Adobe Authorized course.

 

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

Foundations of Graphic Design   (Remote)

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.

 

NCGDS-CS001-01 / 0.9 CEU / cost: $220

Dates Sep 8-Sep 15                     Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions     3        Instructor     John Paone

Day    TU, TH         NOTES        

 


Color Theory for Graphic Designers  (Remote)

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. 

 

NCGDS-CS002-01 / 0.9 CEU / cost: $270 

Dates  Sep 22-Sep 29                 Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions           Instructor     John Paone

Day    TU, TH         NOTES        

 


Adobe Photoshop CC Complete (Remote)

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, pen and a thumb drive.

 

NCWEB-CS036-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $560

Dates  Sep 19 – Oct 3        Time 8:30am-2pm

Sessions           Instructor     Steve Weinrebe

Day    SA                NOTES ½ hour lunch      

 


Adobe Illustrator CC Complete  (Remote)

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. Students should bring notebook, pen, and a thumb drive.

 

NCGDS-CS014-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $560

Dates  Sep 12 – Sep 26               Time 8:30am-2:00pm

Sessions     3        Instructor     Jeff Witchel

Day    SA                NOTES        

 


Essentials of HTML & CSS (Remote)

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.

 

NCWEB-CS037-01 / 1.8 CEU / cost: $400 

Dates  Oct 1 –Oct 20                   Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions           Instructor John      Paone

Day    TU, TH         NOTES        

 


Adobe InDesign CC Complete  (Remote)

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. Students should bring notebook, pen, and a thumb drive.

 

NCGDS-CS013-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $560

Dates Oct 10 – Oct 24                 Time 8:30am-2:00pm

Sessions     3        Instructor     Jeff Witchel

Day    SA                NOTES        

 


Adobe InDesign CC Interactive (Remote)

Prerequisite: Familiar with the basics of using InDesign CC for print

Are you a designer currently using InDesign for print? Then this Adobe Authorized course is for you! During this advanced 10-hour class, you will cover all of the basic interactive layout features such as hyperlinks, buttons, multi-state objects, animation, and adding movies and sound. You will learn many advanced tips, tricks and secrets for creating Interactive documents to be exported to PDF, Fixed Layout EPUB, Adobe’s Publish Online and more. Knowledge in this area is in great demand and a wonderful addition to your portfolio and skillset! 

 

NCGDS-CS015-01|1.0 CEU / cost: $420

Dates Nov 7 – Nov 14 Time 8:30am – 2:00pm 

Sessions 2 Instructor: Jeff Witchel

Day SA  Notes: ½ hour lunch

 


Dreamweaver Complete (Remote)

Prerequisite: Essentials of HTML & CSS

Do you want to learn how to design and manage websites using the 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).

 

NCWEB-CS032-01 / 1.8 CEU / cost: $420

Dates Nov 17 – Dec                    Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions           Instructor     John Paone

Day    TU, TH         NOTES         No class Nov 26

 


WordPress Complete (Remote)

Required: 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.

 

NCWEB-CS038-01 / 1.2 CEU / cost: $280

Dates  Oct  27 – Nov 5               Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions           Instructor     John Paone

Day    TU, TH         NOTES        

 

 


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