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The Certificate in Electronic Printing and Publishing

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 26 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

Certificate Core: 17 units

6 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Visual communication is explored through images which audiences view. Includes graphic design methodology, layout, typography, symbolism, and grid systems developed from thumbnail through comprehensive. For non-Graphic Design majors only. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (001643)
Introduction to hypertext markup language (HTML), Web standards, and the Web publication process. Includes practical exercises in the creation and publication of Web pages and the construction of coherent Web sites. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001660)
An introductory survey of the printing, publishing, and packaging areas of graphic arts. Systems of digital printing, including inkjet, subliminal dye, dry toner, and liquid ink systems. Emphasis on industry organization and structure, printed products for mass distribution, and methods of graphic arts reproduction. 1 hour lecture, 2 hours discussion. (001650)
Prerequisites: CDES 114, CDES 281, or faculty permission.
Introduction to digital pre-publishing (print and WWW). Examination of document layouts and page makeup, including software applications. Proper use of type as alphanumeric symbols and concepts of character and paragraph formatting are stressed. The course includes an introduction to file importing techniques and strategies for complex document construction. This course is appropriate for students who want an understanding of introductory content creation techniques for publication. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001730)
Prerequisites: CDES 222.
Modern Web technologies for the production and publication of Web pages and sites. Production of client-side and server-side dynamic Web pages to accept user input and retrieve information from databases. Style sheets for controlling Web page appearance. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (001742)
Prerequisites: CDES 230.
Introduction to typographic and diagramatic information design with an emphasis on improving the accessibility and usability of complex data for print and interactive media. Topics include principles of visual and typographic composition, visual perception and cognition, visual symbols, visual representations of hierarchical structures and quantitative information, interaction and navigation in visual interface design. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. This course requires the use of a laptop computer and appropriate software. (001750)

Writing: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
An introduction to the styles and formats used in writing for radio, television, multimedia, and the Web. Writing includes commericals/public service announcements, news, and informational programming. 3 hours lecture. (001638)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
A study of technical writing and presentation skills in business and scientific environments, including audience analyses, writing processes, genres of technical and business discourse, visual communication, collaboration, professional responsibility, clear and correct expression. Students write and revise several documents and give oral reports. 3 hours discussion. (003453)
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
Techniques of information gathering and writing for various audiences in the mass media. Required course for the Options in News-Editorial and Public Relations. Students must earn a grade of C or higher to advance to subsequent writing courses in the Department of Journalism. Students who do not receive at least a C may repeat the course. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (004838)

Graphics: 3 units

1 course selected from:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: ARTS 350 or faculty permission.
Advanced concepts in electronic arts, with emphasis on the relationships between content, form, and media, and the development of personal expression. Studio exploration of digital media to create electronic media artworks. Forms may include interactive multimedia using both CD/DVD and Internet technologies, 3D modeling and rendering, animation, sound, and video. 6 hours activity. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 12.0 units. (000753)
An introduction to computer graphics utilizing both PC and Macintosh platforms. Applications for print, video, and training are stressed. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001665)
APCG 110 provides an introduction to computer graphics and art. Students use the computer as a tool for creating static and animated images. Basic instruction in design and color relationships is provided. The writing component may include research reports from current graphics publications and/or attendance and discussion of art exhibitions. 1 hour discussion, 4 hours activity. This is an approved General Education course. (002287)

Capstone: 3 units

1 course required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
Prerequisites: CDES 222 or faculty permission. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, CDES 323 is recommended.
The role of the computer in handling office functions is examined. Emphasis will be on the analysis of office services and operations in terms of organizational structure and individual requirements. System design and implementation will be covered in terms of user acceptance, equipment requirements, and cost/benefits. Comparisons will be made between centralized and decentralized systems. 2 hours discussion, 2 hours activity. (001752)
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