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Welding/Maintenance & Fabrication Curriculum

Students must have a grade of "C" or better in any course to progress in courses which require that course as a prerequisite and a grade of "C" or better in all core courses to graduate. A cumulative G.P.A. of a minimum of 2.0 is required for graduation.


Graphic Design Courses



Explores the purpose of art as it relates to history, our society, and the issues of visual perception. Lecture. 3 credits.

10-201-105 DRAWING

Provides a foundation in a variety of drawing techniques and concepts through the use of figure, still life, landscape, and compositional exercises. Lab. 3 credits.

10-201-109 DESIGN

Explores the organizational and perceptual qualities of design as they relate to a 2-dimensional surface. This foundation studio course stresses design as a foundation and as visual problem solving. Lecture/lab. 3 credits

10-201-110 LIFE DRAWING

Studies the principles, methods, and image variations of life drawing. The course explores the figure both traditionally and as a contemporary form. Variations of the figure will be addressed, from expression to graphic design. Lecture/lab. 3 credits

10-201-113 PAINTING

Explores the principles, methods, and image variations of painting. Lecture/lab. 3 credits


Examines the principles of light, depth, exposure, printing, developing negatives, printing black and white 35 mm film. Lecture/lab. 3 credits


Builds on concepts introduced in the Design and Graphic Design classes. Learning is focused intensively on the formal elements of art as they are organized by the principles of design within the two and three-dimensional space. Course work is based on the exploration of conceptual and technical issues relevant to the project specification and target audience. This is a three-credit studio art course. Prerequisite: 10-201-181 or 20-815-281 and 20-815-275 or 10-201-175. Lab. 3 credits.

10-201-160 DIGITAL VIDEO

Hands-on studio course in which students learn the basic tools of digital storytelling, using the digital video camera, and digital editing workflow from pre-shoot planning to final output. Course focuses on foundational principles in camera and editing basics common to most digital video cameras and non-linear editing suites. Students independently shoot and produce their own creative work. Topics include high definition digital camera operation, monitor calibration, camera-to-editor acquisition and workflow, tape and tapeless workflow, chromakeying, studio and location shooting, basic digital sound acquisition and editing, lighting basics, editing basics, principles and software, and compression and delivery for various media. Pre/Co-requisites: 10-201-184 and 20-815-184 or consent of instructor. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.


Students learn basics of motion graphic design and post-production processes in a digital video workflow environment. Emphasis on creating independent animated pieces which visually communicate a message and creating effects and post-production corrections/modifications consistent with provided conceptual direction in a collaborative environment. Topics include color correction, basics and principles of motion graphic design and effects software, typography for screen, video compositing and image correcting, rotoscoping, basics and principles of visual effects, basics and principles of graphic animation (news and television graphics, lower thirds, animated logos, etc.), and compression and delivery for various media. Pre/Co-requisites: 10-201-184 and 20-815-284 or consent of instructor. Lecture/lab. 3 credits.


This is the capstone course in the Graphic Design program. You will work individually with the instructor and other graphic design professionals in the creation of a portfolio for interviewing purposes. Each student begins with the selection of representative pieces that showcase their unique style and demonstrates their overall conceptual abilities and technical competencies. Your work is critiqued and self-directed improvement is required in order to develop 10 portfolio quality pieces. You will also learn about the business side of the graphic design industry including but not limited to: ethics, job interviews, visual and verbal presentation skills, job types, standards of professional practice, professional relationships, copyright issues and legal issues.  Pre/Co-requisite: all program courses either completed or concurrent. Lab. 3 credits


>Explores the computer's graphic capabilities in presenting images and investigating visual ideas. Pre/Co-requisites: 10-201-109 or 20-815-209, or consent of instructor. Lecture/lab. 3 credits


Explores advanced applications of leading graphics software packages on the Macintosh platform; introduces pre-press work. Prerequisites: 10-201-175 or 20-815-275 and 10-201-109 or 20-815-209, or consent of instructor. Co-requisite:  10-201-183 or 20-815-283.  Lecture/lab. 3 credits.


Introduces the principles and methods of illustration. Students learn traditional and contemporary techniques in presenting images, text, and visual ideas. Pre/Co-requisites: 10-201-105 or 20-815-205, 10-201-175 or 20-815-275. Lab. 3 credits.


Examines the structure of words and images in graphic design. Covers basic principles of typographic design. Prerequisite: 10-201-109 or 20-815-209, or consent of instructor. Lab. 3 credits

10-201-182 WEB PAGE DESIGN

Introduces concepts of web page design. Students will learn the basics of design as they relate to html page construction, site maps with links, and visual aspects and issues of web pages. Prerequisite: 10-201-109 or 20-815-209 or consent of instructor. Lab. 3 credits

10-201-183 TYPOGRAPHY

Introduction to the art of visual communication-through the most basic element of communication-the word. This course explores the enhancement of communication by the employment of typographic skills. Placing emphasis on the historical development of type styles, the expressive potential of type, the application of typographic principles and the organization of information. Utilizes Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Acrobat. Prerequisites: 10-201-181 or 20-815-281 and 10-201-175 or 20-815-275. Lab. 3 credits.


Investigates advanced design techniques and conceptual development in digital and time based media. Covers the issues of advanced interactivity, and the consideration of time and narrative as design elements in digital media. Work is performed in both web and video media. Co-requisites: 10-201-176 or 20-815-276 or consent of instructor. Lab. 3 credits


Takes the student through the basic of 2-dimensional animation and interactivity for the web. Student will become familiar with, and complete projects with software such as Macromedia Flash, Dreamweaver and Image Ready. Theory and practice will include scripting, design concepts, site organization, file optimization, and working with both film clips and sound clips. Pre/Co-requisite: 10-201-176 or 20-815-276, or consent of instructor. Lab. 3 credits.


Students will have the opportunity to work under the employ of a business/department in a Graphic Design role to learn to work effectively in a production environment with peers and/or customers. Prerequisite: completion of 1st year or consent of instructor. Internship. 3 credits.