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Macintosh Computer TechnologyFeaturing Mac OS 10.X this course is designed to provide the student with in depth technical information related to the operation of the Macintosh computer. Emphasis will be placed on solving hardware, software and general application problems, understanding the control panel settings; upgrading hardware and software and running diagnostics available for the Macintosh. Other areas to be covered include the proper procedure for adding external or internal devices, installing RAM, installing and preparing a new hard drive, software and systems installations, file management techniques and font problems.3CPLT1200 or instructor approvalMGDP1270View
Fundamentals in Web ImagingThis course explores web-safe color issues and image quality as well as image maps, rollovers, remote rollovers, transparency, simple animation, tables, buttons, rules and backgrounds. Discover the file formats and tools available to create images with small file sizes for quick download time such as: gif, png and jpeg (file formats). This course will also include copyright issues as well as hints and tips to find images you can use copyright free.2MGDP1230, MGDP1265 or equivalent or instructor approval MGDP1285View
InDesignAdobe InDesign is a professional, industry standard page layout tool that allows you to integrate text and graphics with unparalleled precision and control. It provides seamless integration with Adobe's other production tools such as Photoshop and Illustrator. In this course you will cover basics of InDesign's workspace, document set-up, text formatting, layers, objects, frames, color models, graphic creation and modification, text linking and wrapping, bezier drawing techniques, tabs, tables, preflighting and printing.3MGDP1205 or instructor approvalMGDP1310View
Advanced Page LayoutThis is an intermediate level of digital page layout designed to solidify concepts learned in the introductory page layout courses. This project-based course takes basic skills to the next level and focuses on production standards for using digital page layout using Adobe InDesign. Students will be required to create various single and multi-page projects emphasizing their ability to utilize page design, color application, color separation, libraries, style sheets, multi-page/master pages, advanced typographical techniques, and various output devices. A final portfolio quality capstone project will culminate course work.3MGDP1230, MGDP1235, MGDP1240, MGDP1310, and MGDP2010 or instructor approvalMGDP1330View
Advanced PhotoshopThis course will cover advanced Photoshop techniques. Included in the course will be combining layers, using layer comps; blend modes used in layers and tools; advanced masking techniques, image presentation, Camera RAW, software integration, output resolution issues, using file formats for various outputs, color modes, color correction for print media and digital formats, duotones, tritones and quadtones, special effects, 3D image manipulation, and vanishing points. Other timely topics will be covered as technology changes during the course structure.3MGDP1230, or instructor approvalMGDP1340View
Advanced IllustratorThis course is designed to give the student a more in-depth working knowledge of Adobe Illustrator. The student will learn how to use more advanced Illustrator techniques in order to produce original digital artwork. This course will cover software integration with other Creative Suite software. 3MGDP1240, or instructor approvalMGDP1350View
AcrobatAcrobat works on multiple platforms offering flexible, independent viewing of content integrity and consistency. The student will use Acrobat to repurpose files for multiple uses, including: print, web and interactive design. Students will analyze and create PDF files by adding interactivity, annotated proofers marks, links, bookmarks, forms and search methods.2Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0901 and Qualifying score on computer literacy assessment test OR CPLT1200MGDP1360View
CSS for DesignersCSS (Cascading Style Sheets) gives Web designers control over the appearance of their web sites by managing visual content. CSS allows the designer to make a complete overhaul of visual design by completing minor changes to the CSS programming language. This course presents the essentials of CSS, including selectors, the cascade and inheritance. It also covers how to build an effective and dynamic navigation system, how to use page layout, work with typography, colors, backgrounds, and white space. We will use a project-based approach and the learner will design and develop a fully functional web site for a semester project.3MGDP1230 and MGDP1265MGDP1365View
Advanced DreamweaverThis second-level course will take the learner beyond the basics of Dreamweaver. Covered in this course will be integration of templates, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Extensible Mark-up Language (XML), Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), Javascript and Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. The learner will design advanced navigation systems, build usable forms, set up site maps, apply data-base content, SPRY Widgets, use Design Notes, and apply CSS to their web site integration.3MGDP1265 and MGDP1320MGDP1370View
Specialized LabThis course is designed for students who want to enhance their skills and knowledge in order to become more proficient in specialized areas of the curriculum. Specialized lab content must be different from or beyond the expected skill level available in current course offerings. Students will have the ability to direct their efforts, with instructor approval, in curriculum activities that meet their needs. A `Specialized Lab Training Agreement` must be signed by the student and the instructor and submitted to the registrar at the time of registration.1_to_4Instructor approvalMGDP1900View