1 Graphic/Web Design Software Certificates Are you a small business owner? Have you been given responsibility for your company s newsletter, marketing, or website? Would you like to position yourself to successfully take on these duties? If so, you may be interested in two certificate programs offered by Normandale Community College. Created for those who do not consider themselves design professionals, the Graphic Design Software and Web Design Software Certificates will provide you with the necessary tools to excel in these roles. In addition to all instruction and resource materials, participants in the full certificate program will complete a final project that becomes part of your design portfolio. Graphic Design Software Certificate Design Basics $ 99 Adobe Illustrator $175 Adobe Photoshop I $175 Adobe InDesign $175 Adobe Photoshop II $175 Project Portfolio (2) $ 88 Electives Introduction to Acrobat Pro Web Design Software Certificate Design Basics $ 99 Adobe Dreamweaver I $175 Adobe Photoshop I $175 Adobe Dreamweaver II $175 Adobe Illustrator $175 HTML/CSS $175 Project Portfolio $175 Intro to Web Development $150 Visit our website for course descriptions or contact Continuing Education at (952) to receive a class schedule. All Adobe classes will be taught in a lab (P1802) that features Adobe CS6 on both PC and Mac computers. Looking for a Job? Considering a Career Change? The Graphic Design Software and Web Design Software Certificates provide skill development in high demand areas. These popular certificates are designed for those looking for jobs in small businesses or in communications, marketing design and business development fields. Training Resources and Funds If you are currently unemployed, you may be eligible to receive funds for education. Your Workforce Counselor will help you establish a training plan to meet your career goals. We will also help to answer any of your questions or to work with your counselor. For more information, give us a call at (952) Normandale Community College Continuing Education and Customized Training 9700 France Avenue S, Bloomington, MN (952)
2 Graphic Design Software Certificates Design Basics This class is designed to support those who are expected to utilize visual communication skills to update websites and produce image-oriented reports, presentations and marketing materials. By using before and after examples, you will be introduced to the design elements and principles related to layout, typography, color and digital file formats..4 CEU, $99 Class ID: Fri, 3/7/14 9:00am 1:00pm Class ID: Wed, 4/9/14 9:00am 1:00pm Adobe Photoshop I This course introduces you to the power of Photoshop. You will learn to enhance the look and image of reports, presentations, brochures and web pages. Topics range from opening photos with PictureBridge to image correction, distortion, restoration, design and exportation. Learn the main photo editing tools. Topics related to image resolution, size, printing and web production will also be discussed. Exercises will emphasize technique and aesthetics for both web and non-web applications..7 CEU, $175 Class ID: Fri, 3/14/14 9:00am 4:00pm Class ID: Wed, 4/18/14 9:00am 4:00pm Adobe Photoshop II Learn to utilize Photoshop to meet your needs and to further your ability to create professional and exciting designs and publications. You will create artistic and real-life images using filters and other advanced techniques. Topics include masking, extraction, photo restoration and manipulation..7 CEU, $175 Class ID: Fri, 3/21/14 9:00am 4:00pm Class ID: Wed, 4/23/14 9:00am 4:00pm Adobe Illustrator Gain new creative freedom with Illustrator. You will be able to create custom designs, logos and images because this software tool allows you to paint intuitively. Learn to convert bitmaps to vector artwork and save time with intelligent palettes and optimized workspaces. In-class exercises will introduce you to paths, text, and color to create stunning graphics in web and print production..7 CEU, $175 Class ID: Fri, 3/28/14 9:00am - 4:00pm Class ID: Wed, 5/7/14 9:00am - 4:00pm Graphic Design Software Certificate Requirement Design Basics Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop I Adobe Photoshop II InDesign Project Portfolio Adobe Electives Introduction to Acrobat Pro Instructor: Tim Daniels has over 10 years of experience in customized software training and web design. He holds a B.S. Degree in Graphic Arts and has also worked on a professional level with several area non-profits, custom designing brochures and websites. As our lead graphic and web design instructor, Tim brings the perfect mix of competence, patience, and real world experience to his classes. Adobe InDesign InDesign software improves the productivity of creative professionals. It allows you to closely integrate the applications that you use the most. You ll see how design layouts are enhanced especially when sophisticated graphics and typography are involved in the design of everything from single page ads to multipage layouts like newsletters, catalogs and books. You will work on projects that focus on importing graphics, text boxes, page layout, packaging, printing and saving..7 CEU, $175 Class ID: Fri, 4/4/14 9:00am - 4:00pm Class ID: Wed, 5/21/14 9:00am - 4:00pm
3 Graphic Design Software Certificates Adobe Dreamweaver I Learn to utilize Dreamweaver CS6 to create and modify websites. You will learn how to plan and define a website, create pages and format text, define structural elements, create and apply CSS style rules, insert and modify tables, images and links, test and manage website files, and publish a site. Prerequisite: Design Basics or equivalent knowledge..7 CEU, $175 Class ID: Wed, 3/26/14 9:00am - 4:00pm Class ID: Fri, 5/2/14 9:00am - 4:00pm Adobe Dreamweaver II Build on your knowledge of Dreamweaver CS6 by learning how to add interactive functions that result in a true multi-media site including search functions by keyword, developing functional forms, and imbedding audio/video files. Prerequisite: Dreamweaver 1 or equivalent knowledge..7 CEU, $175 Class ID: Wed, 4/2/14 9:00am 4:00pm Class ID: Fri, 5/9/14 9:00am 4:00pm Project Portfolio Through your participation in the certificate series, you will have learned basic design concepts in a variety of software programs. The Project Portfolio class offers you an opportunity to apply those concepts to a realistic final project. In order to complete the Graphic Design Software or Web Design certificate, you must attend TWO Project Portfolio classes. Plan to attend one session somewhere in the middle of your certificate, and a second session after you have completed all classes and your project. In the first session, you will present your project idea and get feedback. In the second session, you will present your completed project..35 CEU, $88 Class ID: Wed, 3/12/14 9:00am - 12:30pm Class ID: Fri, 4/11/14 9:00am - 12:30pm Class ID: Wed, 4/30/14 9:00am - 12:30pm Class ID: Fri, 6/6/14 9:00am - 12:30pm If you have extensive design experience, up to two of these class requirements may be waived. Contact program director Jeff Hudson at for more information. These classes are designed to be taken sequentially. We recognize, however, that this is not always a possibility. If you are not able to do so, please contact our lead instructor to make arrangements. Tim Daniels (612) Jeff Hudson (952) Foundations of Acrobat Pro 11 Adobe Acrobat Professional 11 is a course that covers everything from basic electronic document conversion to multimedia projects. You will learn navigational structures, how to create, edit and distribute documents, as well as how to build searchable PDF libraries and catalogs. Additionally, you will learn how to create forms that can be filled out by anyone, distributed by or on a website, and changed at any time..7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Donna Seys Class ID: Mon, 4/14/14 8:30am 3:30pm Register Online or Contact Us normandale.augusoft.net Scan this code with your smartphone to visit our website.
4 Web Design Software Certificates Introduction to Web Development Topics include an introduction to xhtml and CSS code, an overview of web page usability and design, and using the editing software, Microsoft Expression Web, to create pages which include text, graphics, color/background, invisible tables and hyperlinks. Discussion of domain name registration, advertising the web page, and using FTP software to upload pages to a server will be covered. Prerequisite: knowledge of Windows..6 CEU, $150, INSTR: Sherri Cady Class ID: Tue, 1/21/14 8:00am - 2:00pm Class ID: Tue, 3/25/14 8:00am - 2:00pm Intermediate Web Development Additional topics include designing with layout tables, dynamic web templates, importing pages, cascading style sheets, links, images, hotspots, adding interactivity (audio, rollovers), generating reports, and checking accessibility/compatibility. Prerequisite: Introduction to Web Development or equivalent knowledge..7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Sherri Cady Class ID: Tue, 4/1/14 8:00am 3:00pm HTML/CSS Learn how to speak the language of HTML (Hyper-text Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) in order to more effectively use web design software. Learn current web standards for designing and building basic web pages. You will learn how to use HTML to structure content such as embedded images, text objects, headings, bullet lists, and interactive links. Key differences between xhtml & HTML 5 will be discussed along with current browser concerns. CSS will be used to add style to this structure and provide the layout for your new web pages..7 CEU, $175, INSTR: Tim Daniels Class ID: Wed, 3/19/14 9:00am 4:00pm Class ID: Fri, 4/25/14 9:00am 4:00pm Designing for Mobile Devices Creating a website that can be viewed effectively on mobile devices is not just a recommendation; it is a necessity. Whether your customers are viewing your website on an ipad, ipod or Smart Phone, you want to build your site and applications in a manner that avoids frustration. Learn how to effectively design a site and applications for a seamless access to a variety of multiple media devices. Emphasis will be on hands-on application..3 CEU, $75, INSTR: Tim Daniels Class ID: Wed, 4/9/14 1:30pm 4:30pm Web Animation Using Dreamweaver & JQuery Learn how to use JQuery plug ins and customize CSS to create interesting slideshows and other common animations in Dreamweaver. With the role of Flash being diminished, JQuery allows animation effects to play across multiple browsers and devices. Flash won t play on Apple devices, HTML 5 won t work on most browsers so this class will train you how to use existing plug in s and modify them to fit your site. Prior knowledge of HTML & CSS is strongly encouraged..4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Tim Daniels Class ID: Fri, 4/11/14 12:30pm 4:30pm Web Marketing and Search Engine Optimization You ve created a beautiful website that positions your product or message in exactly the way you intended. There is only one problem; how do your customers or readers find you? Learn the basics of using social media, online advertising, and web analytics to make your website search engine ready. Emphasis will be on hands-on application and development of a plan for your own website..4 CEU, $99, INSTR: Tim Daniels Class ID: Fri, 5/30/14 12:30pm 4:30pm Web Design Software Certificate Requirements Design Basics Adobe Photoshop I Adobe Dreamweaver I Adobe Dreamweaver II Adobe Illustrator HTML /CSS Project Portfolio Intro to Web Development Electives Intermediate Web Development Writing for the Web Introduction to Acrobat Pro Web Marketing and SEO Designing for Mobile Devices Web Animation using Dreamweaver & JQuery Creating Dynamic Websites with WordPress Take the basic free blogging software to the next level! Learn how to turn a WordPress blog into a robust website. Students will learn the basics of CMS (Content Management Systems) and build their own site in class. 1.4 CEU, $350, INSTR: Tim Daniels Class ID: Wed, 6/4/14 & 6/11/14 9:00am 4:00pm
5 Project Portfolio Requirements An important and unique part of this certification is the immediate application of knowledge into a project. The Project Portfolio class is divided into two sessions: a mid-certificate check-in and a final project presentation. Below is a brief description of project expectations for each session. While you can wait until all classes are complete to begin your project, you will find this a more beneficial experience if you work on Design Basics Photoshop I Photoshop II Get introduced to the program Learn about color,font and other design schemes Issued a flash drive for use throughout the program Correctly size and store images on your flash drive for your project (72ppi for web, 300ppi for print) Gather images from images.google. com or sxu.hu.com Repair any defects Apply image adjustments for correct levels/contrast Save in the correct format (.jpeg,.gif, Clean up previously gathered images with the retouching tools create any special effects for background or buttons Automate repeditive tasks (i.e: web sizing) Apply and store masks for print Backgrounds, banners and buttons should be planned and made.png for web;.psd,.tiff.jpeg for print) Illustrator InDesign HTML Create and store vector artwork Create logos, backgronds, additional buttons here Download and use free stuff from adobe.com or digg.com~searching for vector art Use live trace to scan raster images and create interesting visual effects Spice up banners, logos, backgrounds with interesting vector art designs Save in the proper format (.ai or.eps for print,.gif, png,j peg for web Layout your brochure or newsletter This should be mostly prepared by the portfolio day Include any text and pictures/graphics you ve previously gathered Apply background elements to master pages (footers, headers, ect) Package all fonts, graphics and files when finished Explore websites, looking at their page sources, and practice recognizing tag structures Begin planning the style of page you would want and develop a page tree (or outline) Think about how you would like to be listed in a search engine and develop a list of keywords At this point, just explore and find things you would like to use in your website. Become more familiar with the tag structure. Dreamweaver I Become familar with the templates and pick a general style for your website Gather all of your images, text and other info in to 1 folder on your flash drive Map Dreamweaver to use this folder as it s website Start your initial page, but don t begin including images or other info yet Just deal with background elements and layout...this will later be saved as a template, so only items repeated on every page should be visible (banner, button areas, footer, ect) Dreamweaver II Begin developing and applying Styles (CSS) to your page. Change the main areas to editable regions for your template, then save this page as your template. for each new page in your website, create it from this template and drop in the appropriate text and images When all the pages are developed, go back and edit the main template to include your links. Each page will update automatically Plan for any additional media (flash movies) Run the site through the validator Upload when ready
6 Resources & Refresher Policy Monthly Subscription Discounts on Adobe Creative Cloud An Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition membership gives you access to all the latest and greatest Adobe creative tools, plus online services* and other new apps as they re released. For a low monthly price highly discounted for education you get the freedom to create anything you can imagine. Contact Normandale Continuing Education at for more information. Open Lab We recognize that you may not have the same facilities in your home or office to work on your project. If you would like to work on your project, you are invited to use our Computer Center on the 3rd floor of the main College Center building. As you walk into the open lab area, there are several Apple computers on the far left wall. There will not be an instructor available and you will not be able to print, but all of these computers are loaded with the Adobe Creative Suite. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please let Tim Daniels or Jeff Hudson know, as your name will need to be on an approved list in the Computer Center. The open lab is open most evenings until 9:00 pm, but you can call (952) to confirm. Contact Information Our lead instructor, Tim Daniels, is here to ensure a positive experience for you. Please contact him with any content or project-related questions. If you have questions about the certificate itself, please contact Jeff Hudson. Tim Daniels (612) Jeff Hudson (952) Discussion Group We have created a user-moderated discussion group on Yahoo. Use this forum to ask questions or post examples of your work. To join, go to Refresher Policy Any student who pays for a graphic design or web design course through Normandale Continuing Education may audit that same course as a refresher for no additional charge. Any computer application class of 1 day or less qualifies for a free refresher within the current guidelines, which are: 1. The refresher must be taken within one year of the paid course. 2. The refresher is available only if there is room in the class. Those taking the refresher realize that they may get bumped if a paying customer registers. 3. To register, call our office at one week before the course. 4. The refresher is for the instruction only. Students should bring any instructional materials they received at the first class. 5. The refresher is good for one time only. In other words, students cannot take unlimited refreshers of the same class. Scan this code with your smartphone to visit our website. Normandale Community College Continuing Education and Customized Training 9700 France Avenue S, Bloomington, MN (952)