Print & Digital Media Publishing Certificate Training Program—SNAP Approved

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 a prerequisite for successful completion of subsequent software classes. 

FALL 2018 CEU 0.9 

Tuesday & Thursday
September 11—18   6-9p
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
September 20—October 9   6-10p
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
October 11—30    6-10p
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
November 1-27    6-10p 
(No class Nov. 22)
Room N010 
Karin Krochmal      $450.00 

CREATING ANIMATION WITH ADOBE ANIMATE 

Get started with Adobe Animate CC to 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
November 29—December 18 
6-10p
Room N010 
Kris Tonski     $450.00 

WEB DESIGN FREELANCE & JOB SEEKING ESSENTIALS 

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

FALL 2018 CEU 0.8 

Thursday
December 20—27   6-10p
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
January 3—10   6-10p
Room N010 
Kris Tonski     $249.00 

DESIGN ESSENTIALS & 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. 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
January 17—31   6-9:00p
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
February 5—March 7   6-10p
Room N010 
Amie Fanning     $459.00