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The Print & Digital Media Publishing certificate training programs are designed to provide training and hands-on experience in graphic arts and digital production printing technology. Students will be tested to become an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Adobe InDesign upon completion of program. The Print & Digital Media Publishing program is designed to build upon relevant backgrounds and enhance previous industry experience with the most up to date computer skills necessary in today's job market. The instruction is in a Macintosh-based environment with some cross training in IBM/Microsoft-compatible platforms. A student may elect to take all courses together as a sequential block of classes or elect to take courses individually, based on employment or personal needs. 

INTRODUCTION TO THE MAC 

This course is designed to help students understand the basics of using Macintosh desktop technologies, Mac operating system commands, graphical user interface (GUI), document management and shortcut keys will be taught. A wide range of software for desktop publishing applications and tools will be reviewed. The knowledge obtained in this course is prerequisite for successful completion of subsequent software classes. 

FALL 2018 CEU 0.9 

Tuesday & Thursday, Sept. 11 - 18 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Room N010 

Amie Fanning $135.00

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 

Learn how to retouch and color correct images for both digital and print media. Create original graphics for print and web applications. Hands-on assignments include: 

  • Advanced photo composition 
  • Painting and drawing techniques 
  • Creating components for websites 
  • Working with type 
  • Adding special effects 
  • Standards of image optimization and resolution for print and web media will be stressed. 

FALL 2018 CEU 2.4 

Tuesday & Thursday, Sept. 20 - October 9 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Kris Tonski $450.00

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 

Learn to create original graphics for print and web applications using various vector drawing and painting techniques. This class will cover the fundamentals of: 

  • Document layouts & using color 
  • Working with Type 
  • Creating symbols and patterns 
  • Adding special effects 

Hands-on assignments of logo, ad and poster creation will be covered, with emphasis on file preparation for digital output. 

FALL 2018 CEU 2.4 

Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 11 - 30 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Kris Tonski $450.00 

ADOBE INDESIGN 

Adobe InDesign provides the standards for document creation through basic tools and the importing of text and graphics. Instruction will include the use of style for consistent appearance, master pages, tabs, tables, measuring and placement, text, linking graphics, styles and typography to produce presentable documents. Adobe InDesign is the best choice for many professional designers, publishers and artists. 

FALL 2018 CEU 2.8 

Tuesday & Thursday, Nov. 1-27 

(No class Nov. 22) 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Karin Krochmal $450.00 

CREATING ANIMATION WITH ADOBE ANIMATE 

Get started with Adobe Animate CC. Create rich graphics and interactive animations. Learn how to import assets, create vector objects, work with text and images, use tweens, manage your timeline, and publish content to various formats to remain compatible with new and emerging web standards. 

FALL 2018 CEU 2.4 

Tuesday & Thursday, Nov. 29 - December 18 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Kris Tonski $450.00 

WEB DESIGN FREELANCE AND JOB SEEKING ESSENTIALS 

Begin a web design portfolio of work. Learn basics of communication with potential clients and employers. Pricing work, creating proposal and contracts will be covered. Prerequisite: HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals or comparable knowledge. 

FALL 2018 CEU 0.8 

Thursday, Dec. 20 - 27 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Kris Tonski $135.00 

PLANNING A WEBSITE USING WORDPRESS 

WordPress is the world’s most powerful publishing platform. Class participants will complete a wordpress. com hosted website for their personal blog or business use by choosing theme templates, adding blog posts, image galleries and video to their website. Choosing a domain and hosting options will be included in the discussion. 

SPRING 2019 CEU 1.6 

Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 3 - 10 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Kris Tonski $249.00 

DESIGN ESSENTIALS AND PROJECT PLANNING FOR THE GRAPHICS INDUSTRY 

Class participants will create an original project using Photoshop, illustrator and InDesign to understand and coordinate type, image, artwork and the impact of color presentations will be highlighted. Page geometry, placement, overall layout, and file preparation for various types of printings and presentations will be highlighted. 

SPRING 2019 CEU 1.5 

Tuesday & Thursday, Jan. 17 - 31 

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Room N010 

Karin Krochmal $299.00 

 ** REQUIRED FOR THE DIGITAL CERTIFICATE ONLY ** 

DIGITAL PRINTING & PRODUCTION – BLACK & WHITE / COLOR COMBINED

Students will learn the foundations of digital printing technology and how to prepare files, set-up, operate, maintain and finish printed pieces from the output device within a workplace setting. This module includes both classroom instruction and hands-on experience with digital printing equipment in the Publication Services area of Gateway Community College. Includes actual business experience of production planning and bindery operations. 

SPRING 2019 CEU 4.0 

Tuesday & Thursday, Feb. 5 - March 7 

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Room N010 

Amie Fanning $459.00