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GRAPHIC DESIGN


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 Online

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.

0.9 CEU

Cost: $220 

NCGDS-CS001-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 5 

May 12

3 Tu, Th 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

COLOR THEORY FOR GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Online

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.

0.9 CEU

Cost: $220

NCGDS-CS002-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 14

May 21

3 TU, TH 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC COMPLETE Online

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 a notebook and pen and a thumb drive

1.5 CEU

Cost: $560

NCWEB-CS036-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

June 6

June 17

3 SA, W

8:30am-2:00pm (SA)

6:30 -9:00pm (W)

Steve Weinrebe (ACI)

1/2 hour lunch on Saturdays


ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR CC COMPLETE Online

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.  

1.5 CEU

Cost: $560

 

NCGDS-CS014-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

June 13

June 27

3 SA 8:30am-2:00pm Jeff Witchel (ACI)

 


ADOBE INDESIGN CC COMPLETE Online

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.    

1.5 CEU

Cost: $560

NCGDS-CS013-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

May 9

May 30

3 SA 8:30am-1:30pm Jeff Witchel (ACI)

No class May 23


ADOBE INDESIGN CC INTERACTIVE Online

Prerequisite: Completion of Adobe InDesign CC Complete course or familiarity with the basics of Adobe InDesign.

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’ll learn lots of 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!  

1.0 CEU

Cost: $420

 

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

July 11

July 18

2 SA 8:30am-2:00pm Jeff Witchel (ACI)

1/2 hour lunch


ESSENTIALS OF HTML & CSS Online

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 the 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: $400

NCGDS-CS037-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

June 2

June 18

6 Tu, Th 6:30-9:30pm John Paone

WORDPRESS COMPLETE Online

Prerequisite:  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.

1.2 CEU

Cost: $280

NCWEB-CS038-01

Dates Sessions Day Time Instructor

June 23

July 2

4 Tu, Th 6:30-9:30pm John Paone


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