Graphic and Web Design

Continuing Education offers a selection of stand-alone courses each term that do not lead to a credential.

NOTE: This list is for the entire Fall 2021 term.

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Adobe Illustrator – COMP10119

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Learn to create digital files for graphic design projects using Adobe Illustrator, an increasingly popular tool for graphic design. 42 hours.

Adobe InDesign Basics – COMP10120

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Learn to use this popular desktop publishing and design software. Create single and multiple page documents with columns, integrate text and graphics and use other features for pamphlets, newsletters, flyers, etc. Access to Adobe InDesign CS6 or CC required. 42 hours.

Adobe Photoshop I – INFO10278

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Develop design and image creation skills using Adobe Photoshop. Explore how to source images, create, develop, and assess various design solutions and execute projects in a professional manner. 42 hours.

Adobe Photoshop II – INFO10279

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Further develop skills obtained in Adobe Photoshop I. Restore black and white images and gain skills in image correction by using blurring, adjustment layer, layer masks and liquifying techniques. Produce content for various media. Prerequisite: INFO10278. 42 hours.

Advanced Design Principles – COMP10257

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Students will learn the three C’s of Design: Composition, Components and Concept. Employing the principles within these three areas of design will provide a practical and versatile framework for their creative process, whether they are brainstorming for ideas, constructing a layout or finalizing a design for a presentation. Prerequisite: COMP10172. 42 hours.

Design Basics – COMP10172

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Have you ever needed to design your own business card or flyer? Learn about fonts, different layout techniques, and simple layout concepts essential to effective graphic design. Adobe InDesign CS4-6, Word processor and Scanner required. Can support MAC users. 42 hours

Dreamweaver (Webpage Authoring) – COMP10138

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Explore Dreamweaver. Learn to customize the DW working environment, create and manage sites and work with typography, images, tables, layers, frames and forms. Knowledge of HTML is recommended. 30 hours.

Dynamic Web sites with LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) – COMP10155

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Create dynamic web pages using PHP. Install the Apache web server and the MySQL database server and learn to interact with Apache and MySQL via PHP. Equivalent to: INFO10112. Prerequisite: COMP10106 (HTML Introduction). 56 hours.

HTML 1 – INFO10241

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Learn the basics of Web Page Design including: XHTML, the fundamentals of style sheets, how to make images download quickly and look great, and how to get your completed site online. You MUST login prior to the sessions. Equivalent to: INFO10144 (Web Design Basics).

HTML Introduction – COMP10106

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Focus on HTML essentials including creating Web pages, page layouts, cascading style sheets, integrating pre-written JavaScript, and developing multimedia Web pages and forms. Equivalent to: INFO10241 (HTML 1). 42 hours.

Java Advanced – COMP10180

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Deal with advanced programming concepts and learn how to build Java programs that can access and manipulate data from database tables. Prerequisite: COMP10036. 42 hours.

JavaScript – COMP10137

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Learn the essentials which comprise most modern programming languages using JavaScript. Move from writing simple programs that interact with the elements in a web page. Prerequisite: COMP10106 (HTML Introduction) or INFO10241 (HTML 1). 56 hours.

Web Usability-Writing & Design – COMP10167

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Focus on creating audience appropriate dynamic web sites. Discover how to use flow charts and navigational plans to design the framework for your sites. Learn to rewrite print based copy for use on the web, establish content guidelines and create sites that are accessible, usable and flexible. Analyze web site audiences and apply web usability testing principles to ensure good website design. Prerequisite: COMP10106. 30 hours

WordPress – INFO10202

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Learn to build and maintain a self-hosted website using the WordPress hosted service. Includes: layout, themes, plugins and widgets. Gain the ability to expand and edit your own work after completion. Foundational knowledge of coding required. cPanel license and hosting fees included. 36 hours.