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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.

 

Print and Publishing Design Certificate (6.3 CEU)
Students pursuing the Print and Publishing Design Certificate must complete 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 (9.6 CEU)
Students pursuing the Web Design Certificate must complete 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  

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 21-Sep 28           Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions       3                   Instructor      John Paone

Day     TU, TH           NOTES


 

Color Theory for Graphic Designers 

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-CS016-01/ 0.9 CEU / cost: $.200

Dates  Sep 30 – Oct 7                     Time   6:30-9:30pm

Sessions 3                           Instructor      John Paone

Day     TU, TH           NOTES


Adobe Photoshop CC Complete

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 have a pen and a notebook.

 

NCWEB-CS036-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $560

Dates   Sep 18 - Oct  2            Time 9:30am-3:00 pm

Sessions                       Instructor  Mary J. Belthoff

Day     SA                   NOTES ½ hour lunch,


Adobe Illustrator CC Complete 

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 have on hand notebook and pen.

NCGDS-CS014-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $560

Dates   Oct 23 - Nov 6             Time 8:30am-2:00pm

Sessions 3                            Instructor Jeff Witchel

Day SA                           NOTES

 


Essentials of HTML & CSS

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 12 – Oct 28         Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions                             Instructor John Paone

Day     TU, TH               NOTES          

 


ADOBE INDESIGN CC COMPLETE

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 have a pen and a notebook

NCGDS-CS013-01 / 1.5 CEU / cost: $560

DATES Sep 25 – Oct 9            TIME 8:30am-2:00pm

SESSIONS 3                    INSTRUCTOR Jeff Witchel

DAY SA                   NOTES

 


Adobe InDesign CC Interactive

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   Dec 4 – Dec 11                   Time 8:30am – 2:00pm 

Sessions 2                Instructor: Jeff Witchel

Day SA                    Notes: ½ hour lunch


Dreamweaver Complete

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 16 – Dec 7          Time   6:30-9:30pm

Sessions                      Instructor      John Paone

Day     TU, TH                  NOTES No class Nov 26     

 


WordPress Complete

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   Nov 2-Nov 11            Time 6:30-9:30pm

Sessions  4                             Instructor      John Paone

Day      TU, TH                    NOTES 

  


 

 

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