Class Descriptions

Listing of all GRD and WEB classes offered, refer to the Program Planning Guide or discuss with an advisor requirements for credentials.

GRD-110: Typography I

This course introduces the history and mechanics of type and its application to layout and design. Topics include typographic fundamentals, anatomy, measurements, composition, identification, and terminology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in design application, analysis, specification, and creation of typographic elements.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-097(S23642) DMA-030 DMA-020 DMA-010; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-121: Drawing Fundamentals I

This course increases observation skills using basic drawing techniques and media in graphic design. Emphasis is placed on developing the use of graphic design principles, media applications, spatial considerations, drawing styles, and approaches. Upon completion, students should be able to show competence and proficiency in finished works. Students should process basic drawing ability to successfully complete drawing at the college level.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-141: Graphic Design I

This course introduces the conceptualization process used in visual problem solving. Emphasis is placed on learning the principles of design and on the manipulation and organization of elements. Upon completion, students should be able to apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-097(S23642); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-142: Graphic Design II

This course covers the application of visual elements and design principles in advertising and graphic design. Topics include creation of various designs, such as logos, advertisements, posters, outdoor advertising, and publication design. Upon completion, students should be able to effectively apply design principles and visual elements to projects.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ART-121(S12130) DES-135(S10718) or GRD-141; Take previously. Required.Take GRD-151 GRD-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-145: Design Applications I

This course introduces visual problem solving. Emphasis is placed on application of design principles. Upon completion, students should be able to produce projects utilizing basic design concepts.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-141; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take GRD-151; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-146: Design Applications II

This course is designed to provide additional hands-on training in graphic design. Emphasis is placed on producing comprehensive projects utilizing concepts and technologies covered in GRD 141 and GRD 142. Upon completion, students should be able to provide solutions to design problems.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-142; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take GRD-151 GRD-152; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-151: Computer Design Basics

This course covers designing and drawing with various types of software applications for advertising and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on creative and imaginative use of space, shapes, value, texture, color, and typography to provide effective solutions to advertising and graphic design problems. Upon completion, students should be able to use the computer as a creative tool.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-097(S23642) DMA-030 DMA-010 DMA-020; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-152: Computer Design Techniques I

This course covers complex design problems utilizing various design and drawing software applications. Topics include the expressive use of typography, image, and organization to communicate a message. Upon completion, students should be able to use appropriate computer software to professionally present their work.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-151; Take previously. Required.Take GRD-151 DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-167: Photographic Imaging I

This course introduces basic camera operations and photographic production. Topics include subject composition, depth of field, shutter control, light control, color, photo-finishing, and digital imaging, correction and output. Upon completion, students should be able to produce traditional and/or digital photographic prints with acceptable technical and compositional quality.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-168: Photographic Imaging II

This course introduces advanced camera operations and photographic production. Topics include lighting, specialized equipment, digital image correction and output, and other methods and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate proficiency in producing high quality photographic prints.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-167; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-230: Technical Illustration

This course introduces technical and industrial illustration techniques. Topics include orthographic, isometric, linear perspective, and exploded views. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence in various technical rendering techniques.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ART-131 DES-125(S11944) or GRD-121; Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take GRD-152 ART-131; Option: Take GRD-152 DES-125(S11944); Option: Take GRD-152 GRD-121; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-241: Graphic Design III

This course is an advanced exploration of various techniques and media for advertising and graphic design. Emphasis is placed on advanced concepts and solutions to complex and challenging graphic design problems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competence and professionalism in visual problem solving.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DES-136(S10746) or GRD-142; Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take DES-136(S10746) GRD-110 GRD-152; Option: Take GRD-142 GRD-110 GRD-152; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-246: Design Applications III

This course is designed to provide additional hands-on training in graphic design. Emphasis is placed on producing complex design projects utilizing concepts and technologies taught in GRD 241. Upon completion, students should be able to produce complex design projects for reproduction.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-241; Take either previously or concurrently. Required.Take GRD-110 GRD-152; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-263: Illustrative Imaging

This course covers the creative manipulation of images utilizing digital techniques of masking, layering, airbrushing, and painting. Topics include the aesthetic analysis of visual imagery as well as the legalities of manipulating images. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize software applications to creatively manipulate and illustratively build digital images which accomplish design objectives.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-151 or GRA-151; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-265: Digital Print Production

This course covers preparation of digital files for output and reproduction. Emphasis is placed on output options, separations, color proofing, and cost and design considerations. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare files and select appropriate output methods for design solutions. Topics include sustainable and eco-friendly printing solutions including Forest Stewardship Council certification.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-151 or GRA-151; Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take GRD-151 GRD-152; Option: Take GRA-151 GRD-152; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-271: Multimedia Design I

This course introduces the fundamentals of multimedia design and production for computer-related presentations. Topics include interface design, typography, storyboarding, scripting, simple animation, graphics, digital audiovideo, and copyright issues. Upon completion, students should be able to design and produce multimedia presentations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take GRD-151 or GRA-151; Take previously. Required.Take GRD-151 or GRA-151; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-280: Portfolio Design

This course covers the organization and presentation of a design/advertising or graphic art portfolio and appropriate related materials. Emphasis is placed on development and evaluation of the portfolio, design and production of a resume and self-promotional materials, and interview techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare and professionally present an effective portfolio and related self-promotional materials.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take GRD-142 GRD-152; Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-152; Take previously. Required.Take GRD-152 WEB-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-282: Advertising Copywriting

This course covers copywriting for print, electronic, and broadcast advertising and promotion. Topics include advertising strategies, proposals, headlines, slogans, and text copy for various types of advertising. Upon completion, students should be able to write and articulate advertising proposals and understand the ethical and regulatory environment for advertising.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-110(S20133) or ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.Take GRD-151 GRD-110 GRD-142; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

GRD-285: Client/Media Relations

This course introduces media pricing, scheduling, and business ethics. Emphasis is placed on communication with clients and determination of clients' advertising needs. Upon completion, students should be able to use professional communication skills to effectively orchestrate client/media relationships. Additional topics include evaluation of career choices, resources, job search techniques and for students to consider an appropriate personal direction of career specialization.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-121; Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-152; Option: Take GRD-142 GRD-152; Take previously. Required.Take 1 group; Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-121 GRA-152; Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-121 GRD-152 ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-152; Option: Take GRD-142 GRA-152 GRD-152 ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take GRD-142 GRD-152 GRA-152; Option: Take GRD-142 GRD-152 ENG-111(S13673); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-110: Internet/Web Fundamentals

This course introduces World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standard markup language and services of the Internet. Topics include creating web pages, search engines, FTP, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to deploy a hand-coded website created with mark-up language, and effectively use and understand the function of search engines. Topics include HTML, XHMTL.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-098(S23643) DMA-030 DMA-010 DMA-020; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-111: Introduction to Web Graphics

This course introduces the creation of web graphics, and addressing problems peculiar to WWW display using appropriate software. Topics include web graphics file types, optimization, RGB color, web typography, elementary special effects, transparency, animation, slicing, basic photo manipulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to create graphics, such as animated banners, buttons, backgrounds, logos, and manipulate photographic images for Web delivery.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-115: Web Markup and Scripting

This course introduces Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) standard client-side Internet programming using industry-established practices. Topics include JavaScript, markup elements, stylesheets, validation, accessibility, standards, and browsers. Upon completion, students should be able to develop hand-coded web pages using current markup standards. Students will also be exposed to industry standard development tools and practices with these technologies.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-110(S22058) or CTI-110(S22510); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-125: Mobile Web Design

This course introduces students to web design for mobile devices. Topics include planning an effective mobile Web site, industry standard Mobile Markup Language, CSS3, multimedia, m-commerce, social media, testing and publishing. Upon completion, students should be able to plan, develop, test, and publish Web content designed for mobile devices.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-140: Web Development Tools

This course provides an introduction to web development software suites. Topics include the creation of web sites and applets using web development software. Upon completion, students should be able to create entire web sites and supporting applets.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-098(S23643) DMA-030 DMA-010 DMA-020; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-141: Mobile Interface Design

This course covers current design standards and emerging approaches related to the design and development of user interfaces for mobile devices. Emphasis is placed on research and evaluation of standard and emerging practices for effective interface and user experience design. Upon completion, students should be able to design effective and usable interfaces for mobile devices.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DRE-098(S23643) DMA-030; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-151: Mobile Application Development I

This course introduces students to programming technologies, design and development related to mobile applications. Topics include accessing device capabilities, industry standards, operating systems, and programming for mobile applications using an OS Software Development Kit (SDK). Upon completion, students should be able to create basic applications for mobile devices.

Course Prerequisites:
Take CSC-151; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-179: JAVA Web Programming

This course introduces the development of dynamic, database-driven web applications using the JAVA programming languages. Topics include Object Oriented Programming JAVA Server Pages, servlets, database interactions, and form handling. Upon completion, students should be able to create and modify JAVA-based internet applications.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-180: Active Server Pages

This course introduces active server programming. Topics include HTML forms processing and other issues related to developing active web applications. Upon completion, students should be able to create and maintain a dynamic website. Current trends in ASP, to include ASP.Net will be taught.

Course Prerequisites:
Option: Take CIS-115(S24979) or CSC-153; Option: Take WEB-110(S22058) or CTI-110(S22510); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-182: PHP Programming

This course introduces students to the server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language PHP. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques required to create dynamic web pages using PHP scripting language features. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, test, debug, and create a dynamic web site using the PHP scripting language.

Course Prerequisites:
Take CIS-115(S24352) WEB-110(S22058) or CTI-110(S22510); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-187: Programming for Mobile Devices

This course introduces content development for mobile electronic devices with a focus on business-related, social media, and entertainment applications. Emphasis is placed on developing web content and creating applications for mobile devices, including internet/business practices and techniques for delivery on mobile platforms. Upon completion, students should be able to develop web content and business or entertainment applications for use on mobile electronic devices.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-210: Web Design

This course introduces intermediate to advanced web design techniques. Topics include customer expectations, advanced markup language, multimedia technologies, usability and accessibility practices, and techniques for the evaluation of web design. Upon completion, students should be able to employ advanced design techniques to create high impact and highly functional web sites. Students will develop a working knowledge of using CSS and employing within a website.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-211: Advanced Web Graphics

This course covers the advanced concepts related to the creation and manipulation of graphic images for web delivery. Topics include graphics acquisition, use of masks and channels, advanced special effects, advanced photo manipulation, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to create, manipulate, and optimize web graphics with advanced techniques and maintain an online coursework portfolio.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-111(S22416); Take previously. Required.Take WEB-111(S22416); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-213: Internet Marketing and Analytics

This course introduces students to Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM)and web analytics. Topics include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click advertising (PPC), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), web analytics, eye-tracking software and email marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to set up, monitor and maintain SEO optimized websites; and develop strategies for online marketing and advertising plans.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-140; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-214: Social Media

This course introduces students to social media for organizations. Topics include social media, marketing strategy, brand presence, blogging, social media analytics and technical writing. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize popular social media platforms as part of a marketing strategy, and work with social media analytics tools.

Course Prerequisites:
Take ENG-111(S24022) DMA-010 DMA-020 DMA-030; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-215: Advanced Markup and Scripting

This course covers advanced programming skills required to design Internet applications. Emphasis is placed on programming techniques required to support Internet applications. Upon completion, students should be able to design, code, debug, and document Internet-based programming solutions to various real-world problems using an appropriate programming language. Students will be exposed to emerging technology in web development tools.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-115(S21130); Take previously. Required.Take WEB-115(S22059); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-225: Content Management Systems

This course introduces students to Content Management Systems (CMS) designed for the publication of Web content to Web sites. Topics include individual user accounts, administration menus, RSS-feeds, customizable layout, flexible account privileges, logging, blogging systems, creating online forums, and modules. Upon completion, students should be able to register and maintain individual user accounts and create a business website and/or an interactive community website.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-182(S24403) DBA-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-250: Database Driven Websites

This course introduces dynamic (database-driven) website development. Topics include the use of basic database CRUD statements (create, read, update and delete) incorporated into web applications, as well as in software architecture principles. Upon completion, students should be able to design and develop database driven web applications according to industry standards.

Course Prerequisites:
Take DBA-110 WEB-110(S22058) or CTI-110(S22510); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-251: Mobile Application Development II

This course covers advanced applications and custom programming to develop applications for mobile devices. Topics include device capabilities, OS specific Software Development Kits (SDK), scripting for functionality and designing interactivity. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate effective programming techniques to develop advanced mobile applications.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-151; Take previously. Required.Take CIS-115(S24352); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-260: E-Commerce Infrastructure

This course introduces the concepts and tools to implement electronic commerce via the Internet. Topics include application and server software selection, securing transactions, use and verification of credit cards, publishing of catalogs, documentation, and site administration. Upon completion, students should be able to setup a working e-commerce Internet web site.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-250(S24410) WEB-182(S24403); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-287: Web E-Portfolio

This course covers the creation and organization of a web-based e-portfolio that includes a resume, references, and comprehensive academic and work samples. Emphasis is placed on creating an e-portfolio with solid design and demonstrable content, the production of a resume and self-promotional materials, and interview techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to present their own domain with included professional e-portfolio elements of resume, sample work, and related self-promotional materials.

Course Prerequisites:
Take WEB-210(S22061); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:2
Clinic Credits:0
 

WEB-289: Internet Technologies Project

This course provides an opportunity to complete a significant Web technologies project from the design phase through implementation with minimal instructor support. Emphasis is placed on project definition, documentation, installation, testing, presentation, and training. Upon completion, students should be able to complete an Internet project from the definition phase through implementation.

Course Prerequisites:
Take CTI-110(S22510) CTI-120(S22511) CTS-115(S20996); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:4
Clinic Credits:0