A.A.S. Information Technology - Graphic & Web Design
Why Graphic and Web Design?This two-year (60 credit) program prepares students for a career in computer graphics and/or web design. Students learn techniques to build a web site using proper design principles and to create and edit graphics using both film and digital formats. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program students will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
CAPP 131CAPP 131 - Basic MS Office
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications. Students will learn beginning to intermediate elements of word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
|Basic MS Office||3|
|Visual Language – Drawing||3|
M 108M 108 - Business Mathematics
This course is a study of math and terminology used by business and industry. The course will begin with a review of the fundamental principles of arithmetic and percentages. Payroll, bank records, interest, notes, discounts, markup, inventory, depreciation, and stocks and bonds will be covered. This course does not fulfill General Education requirements for the AA/AS degree. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement score or concurrent enrollment in NC 021 Supplemental Instruction/Academic Support for Mathematics. For those in NC 021, attendance and participation in NC 021 will be reported to your M 108 instructor for consideration in your M 108 grade.
|Introduction to Public Speaking||3||First Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
PHOT 113PHOT 113 - Understanding Photography
This course is designed to familiarize students with the function of the camera, use of film, and production of black and white prints. Basic techniques of film processing and printing from negative images are covered. Attention is paid to the use of adjustable 35mm or 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 cameras and enlargers. Emphasis is on the craft of photography.
ARTZ 106ARTZ 106 - Visual Language - 2-D Foundations
This course is an introduction to the design elements of line, shape, form, value, color, texture, and space; and design principles of balance, movement, rhythm, contrast, emphasis, pattern, and unity. These basic elements and principles of design form the structures that underlie most visual arts, whether commercial arts or fine arts.
|Visual Language - 2-D Foundations||3|
GDSN 145GDSN 145 - Introduction to Web Design
This course provides fundamental instruction on creating, editing, and enhancing Internet web sites. Students will gain hands-on experience that includes internet navigation and communication, web page creation using basic HTML/XHTML code and Adobe Dreamweaver, publishing web pages to the World Wide Web, and web site management and maintenance.
|Introduction to Web Design||3|
WRIT 122WRIT 122 - Intro to Business Writing
This course is designed to teach students how to write better routine business correspondence. The basic concepts of letter, memo, and report writing are taught. Emphasis is on composing at the keyboard, given different office situations and following oral and written instruction. While grounded in solid business communication fundamentals, this course takes a strong workplace activity orientation, which helps students connect what they learn to what they do or will do on the job. Grammar and punctuation will be reviewed and emphasis on business usage. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|Intro to Business Writing||3|
|Written Communication Elective||(3)|
|Elective||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     13 Credits||Credits|
CSCI 107CSCI 107 - Joy and Beauty of Computing: Python Programming
This course examines the computing field and how it impacts the human condition. The instructor introduces exciting ideas and influential people. The course provides a gentle introduction to computational thinking using the Python programming language.
|Joy and Beauty of Computing: Python Programming||3|
|Photoshop and Illustrator||3|
GDSN 230GDSN 230 - Video Editing
his course presents an overview of video editing and focuses on combining graphic design and video to create video productions. Topics covered will include video formats, storyboarding, video capture, adding narratives, implementing sound, and editing techniques. The student will gain knowledge of video editing through hands-on instruction. Pre-requisite: CAPP 120/120A.
COLS 111COLS 111 - Career Development and Interpersonal Skills
This course prepares students for the habits and attitudes needed to perform effectively in the job market by developing interpersonal and transferable non-cognitive skills needed to be successful in various career fields. In this course, students create a working resume and cover letter and will develop interviewing and networking skills. Topics covered include career exploration, effective communication, teamwork, time management, creative thinking, professionalism, and conflict resolution.
|Career Development and Interpersonal Skills||1|
|Elective||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
CSCI 210CSCI 210 - Web Programming
This course covers the fundamentals of the languages PHP, Perl and MySQL. Course content will feature the use of these open source programming languages to create websites, fun games and controlling database engines in MySQL, SQL, PHPMyAdmin and Access. Pre-requisite: CSCI 110.
MART 214MART 214 - Digital Publishing and Design
This course covers the fundamentals of creating a variety of publications using Adobe Indesign including typography usage and terminology, with the aid of Photoshop for graphic manipulation. Students will develop layout and design solutions to problems presented in class. Practical application of skills is emphasized. Digital Publishing and Design is a required course for the AAS degree in Information Technology.
|Digital Publishing and Design||3|
CSCI 127CSCI 127 - Joy and Beauty of Data
This course introduces the exciting world of big data and data science. Students expand their ability to solve problems with Python by learning to deploy lists, files, dictionaries and object-oriented programming. Data science libraries are introduced that enable data to be manipulated and displayed. The student will gain programming knowledge through computational thinking using hands-on instruction of the Python programming language. Pre- or Co-requisite: CSCI 107.
|Joy and Beauty of Data||4|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.