Fall 2017 Class Schedule (SCC)



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GCOM 295    Independent Studies in Graphic Communication    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 162 hours LAB
Description: This course allows students to have a learning experience in the areas of graphic design, Web design, motion, animation, 3D modeling, or game design that is not currently covered by other course curriculum. Students will gain new skills, a real-world experience, and portfolio pieces while independently studying under the advisement of a current Graphic Communication faculty member.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 18375 
Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus



GCOM 305    History of Graphic Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course surveys the history of visual communication, design's sociopolitical and cultural contexts, and the artistic and technological characteristics of various movements. Students gain a broad understanding of design and its dynamic past to discover inspiration for the present. Students conduct research, propose, and create a project inspired by the designers and movements studied.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
WF        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN COS 108         18712 
Textbook
On-Campus



GCOM 313    Digital Layout I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to graphic design principles related to page layout, composition, and electronic publishing, utilizing an industry-standard software. Students will discover how to effectively utilize the software, the design process, and critical thinking skills to create print projects such as brochures, publications, advertising, business systems, and a variety of other digital materials that follow basic layout and design principles.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 17357 
Textbook
M         10:00AM-11:45AM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course websites. Students are expected to spend a total of 135 minutes (2 hours and 15 minutes) each week watching lectures and then interacting with the instructor and other students online and via instructor-managed course website.


TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, student will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class and half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.


Students will need a computer, software, and internet to complete the online lab work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe InDesign.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 17457 Textbook
M         01:00PM-02:45PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course websites. Students are expected to spend a total of 135 minutes (2 hours and 15 minutes) each week watching lectures and then interacting with the instructor and other students online and via instructor-managed course website.


TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, student will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class and half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.


Students will need a computer, software, and internet to complete the online lab work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe InDesign.
On-Campus



GCOM 330    Digital Imaging I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course covers the core concepts associated with digital imaging. Adobe Photoshop is used for creating, manipulating, and enhancing digital images for print and screen-based media. Students learn how to effectively use this software in a graphic design environment, planning and carrying out professional digital imaging projects. This course introduces both basic visual design concepts and a comprehensive understanding of digital workflow, providing the student with a foundation for print, web, interactive, animation, and game design projects.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
W         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Crail              SCC MAIN TEC 100         18045 
Textbook
W         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB C.Crail              SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class and half in the the Advanced Technology Design Lab.
Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus

M         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Weast              SCC MAIN COS 110         18046 Textbook
M         03:15PM-04:45PM LAB J.Weast              SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class and half in the the Advanced Technology Design Lab.
Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus

W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC W.Jones              SCC MAIN COS 110         18047 Textbook
W         07:00PM-08:15PM LAB W.Jones              SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class and half in the the Advanced Technology Design Lab.
Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus



GCOM 332    Digital Imaging III    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course centers on advanced digital imaging and image editing techniques for Internet, user interface, 3D, and video applications, using the current version of industry-standard software. Students will learn advanced capabilities such as how to alter existing images realistically, creatively apply techniques to original artwork and images, prepare static and animated graphics for use in a variety of digital media, import and alter 3D and video images, visually communicate ideas and messages successfully, and prepare and present their projects to meet professional industry standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100         19841 
Textbook
F         03:15PM-04:30PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class and half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.
Students will need a computer, software, and internet to complete the online lab work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus



GCOM 340    Digital Illustration for Graphic Design I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course engaging students in theories of form making, design research, composition, and typography using the medium of digital illustration. Course projects encourage students to experiment, work within creative and technical limitations, and communicate visually. Additionally, students learn how digital illustrations are created, are exposed to a variety of different illustration styles, practice contemporary design methods and thinking, and study a designers' use of digital illustration as a communication tool. This course offers students several processes for designing original graphics and illustrations for graphic design.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC L.Dinsmore           SCC MAIN TEC 100         17049 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Dinsmore            TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Creighton Dinsmore at dinsmol@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
On-Campus

T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC H.Hogan              SCC MAIN COS 110         17352 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB H.Hogan               TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Heather Hogan at hoganh@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
On-Campus

WF        11:15AM-12:20PM LEC R.Waxman             Davis Cntr Davis 202     17845 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman             Off Campus Davis           
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Sacramento City College Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. SCC Labs are located at the Davis Center or on SCC's Main Campus.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
Off-Campus - Davis Center, 1720 Jade Street, UC Davis, West Village, Davis, CA 95616.



GCOM 343    Graphic Design I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM 313 or GCOM 340 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students pursuing a career in the graphic communication fields with an in-depth exploration of the principles of graphic design. Strong emphasis is given to the development of visual acumen. Specific focus will be on design and gestalt principles; integration of text and image on the two-dimensional page; and introduction to typographic exploration. This course is a foundation course for all design students and explores interactivity across all forms of visual communication. This course is relevant to students studying graphic design, Web design, and computer animation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100         17344 
Textbook
T         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 345    Graphic Design II    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 (Digital Layout I), 330 (Digital Imaging I), and 340 (Digital Illustration for Graphic Design I) with grades of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: GCOM 343 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an in-depth graphic design course focusing on explorations in page layout design, image creation, and design research. Students will apply knowledge from GCOM 313, 330, and 340 and use hand construction techniques to design projects containing "real world" and experimental challenges. Students will develop and follow graphic design processes, resulting in several new portfolio pieces. Topics include branding, experimental image creation, multi-page publication design, book binding, constructive critique, sustainable design, and proper planning for a graphic design project.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        09:00AM-10:50AM LEC L.Dinsmore           SCC MAIN TEC 100         19843 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB L.Dinsmore            TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Creighton Dinsmore at dinsmol@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
On-Campus
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face and online instruction. Students are expected to attend during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Creighton Dinsmore at dinsmol@scc.losrios.edu
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - half online, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
On-Campus



GCOM 347    Typography I    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 or 340 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Typography is the most essential ingredient for successful graphic design, including print, web, and all other new media. This introductory course serves as an essential primer for graphic designers in understanding the history and core principles of typography.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100         17615 
Textbook
T         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 349    Portfolio    2 Units

Prerequisite: Prior to taking this course, a student will need to have produced at least five finished works to use in the creation of their portfolio.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 24 hours LEC ; 36 hours LAB
Description: This course is intended for design and animation students who wish to present a portfolio of work in the Graphic Communication-related and creative industries for the purpose of job interviews or admission to a four-year college art or design program. Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on methods, students will gain understanding of the aesthetics, organization, and physical preparation of creating a portfolio of work. Topics include portfolio mediums, digital presentations, resumes and cover letters, pursuing a job, transferring to a four-year college or graduate program, interviewing, and getting your design work noticed.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11
T         02:00PM-03:20PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN COS 108         17354 
Textbook
Th        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17354 Textbook
T         03:30PM-04:20PM LAB R.Waxman              TBA TBA                   
Th        03:30PM-04:20PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 360    User Interface Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent; or concurrent enrollment in GCOM 330.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals and principles of contemporary user interface and website design and the current process and technologies used. The course will provide students with the basics of Web literacy, site and interaction development, information architecture, accessibility, user experience and usability testing, wireframes, prototypes, visual design principles, and process. Students will also create a content management system-based website. This course is a prerequisite for GCOM 361.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 18248 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-02:45PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course website. Students are expected to spend a total of 135 minutes (2 hours and 15 minutes) each week watching lectures and then interacting with the instructor and other students online and via instructor-managed course website.


TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.


Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 19845 Textbook
W         05:30PM-07:15PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Don Button at buttond@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course website. Students are expected to spend a total of 135 minutes (2 hours and 15 minutes) each week watching lectures and then interacting with the instructor and other students online and via instructor-managed course website.


TBA LAB: Students will complete a total of 165 minutes (2 hours and 45 minutes) each week of assigned lab work - approximately half in class, half in the Advanced Technology Design Lab.


Students will need a computer, software, and internet access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 361    Web Design I    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 360 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Students will explore theory and processes involved in designing various types of websites using an industry-standard CMS (content management system). Through a series of incremental lectures, reading, and assignments, students will explore theory and processes involved in online communications and integration of online tools, culminating in the development of a live / functional website. This course provides an overview of HTML and CSS, usability (UI/UX), project and client management, preparing images for screens, marketing via social media, prototyping, and responsive design. Students will be required to have or purchase web hosting and a domain name ($50-$75). This course is a prerequisite for GCOM 362.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        09:00AM-10:50AM LEC H.Hogan              SCC MAIN COS 110         19847 
Textbook
Th        11:00AM-12:15PM LAB H.Hogan              SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 390    Motion Design I    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the student to creating and animating 2D motion graphics using industry-standard applications. Students will explore the tools and techniques needed to produce motion graphics and animations for television, film, and the web. Topics will include a basic overview of motion design principles, 2D animation practices, audio integration, advanced video effects, and the technical challenges of working with video and film materials.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC P.Nguyen             SCC MAIN COS 110         18515 
Textbook
T         07:30PM-08:45PM LAB P.Nguyen             SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 400    Introduction to the Principles of Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 or ART 304 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces students to the animation industry: a historical perspective, industry overview, and the principles and theory that guide animation. The principles of animation are emphasized through lecture and the use of 2D drawing tools. Students learn the animation production process and industry trends. Students work on hands-on projects creating 2D animations. A grade of "C" or better is required in the course in order to take GCOM 401.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18717 
Textbook
Th        03:00PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

W         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18869 Textbook
W         11:00AM-12:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu


TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 402    Beginning 3D Modeling and Rigging    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: GCOM 341, GCOM 400, and ART 304 with grades of C or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the student to 3D modeling and character rigging using industry standard 3D modeling software. Through exercises and hands on projects, students explore concepts, principles, and techniques in 3D modeling and character rigging.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18368 
Textbook
T         11:00AM-12:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

W         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17843 Textbook
W         03:00PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 410    Advanced Computer Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 401 or 402 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: GCOM 400, GCOM 341, ART 304, and TAFILM 330 with grades of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course consists of a hands-on study of the challenging subject of computer animation. Areas of focus include advanced 3D modeling, rigging, and character animation using industry standard software, as well as the synchronization of voice, sound effects, and music. Students will explore advanced techniques in camera tracking, photo realistic rendering, compositing, and video publication. The animation production process and principles of animation will be reinforced throughout this course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         18000 
Textbook
F         03:15PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Hybrid Class. This is a combination of face-to-face, online video, and web-based instruction. Students are expected to attend in person during the times indicated. For further information, please contact Patrick Crandley at crandlp@scc.losrios.edu

TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 420    Video Game Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This introductory course to video game design studies the art, technology, and science involved in the creation and development of computer games. The course covers video game history, game theory, design of computer-based games, delivery systems, development cycle, case studies, ethical and social issues, and emerging technologies and trends. This course emphasizes the understanding and the interdisciplinary nature of video game design; this course is not a computer programming course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M         05:30PM-07:35PM LEC M.Okada              SCC MAIN COS 110         19849 
Textbook
M         07:45PM-09:15PM LAB M.Okada              SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 490    Graphic Communication Studio I    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 and either GCOM 340 or GCOM 330 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalents -OR- GCOM 360 or GCOM 361 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent -OR- GCOM 400 or GCOM 402 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio introduces career-driven design students to producing real-world graphic design, Web design, or animation projects for non-profit organizations and the Sacramento community. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and group brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-designer relationship, how to set pricing for projects, and strategies for presenting concepts and design work to a team and client.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18002 
Textbook
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab work online. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Students may use the Advanced Technology Design Lab also. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 491    Graphic Communication Studio II    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 490 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio II introduces intermediate-level skills to career-driven design students. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and group brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-designer relationship, setting prices for projects, and how to present concepts and design work to a team and client.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18136 
Textbook
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, student will complete a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab work online. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Students may use the Advanced Technology Design Lab also. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 493    Graphic Communication Studio III    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 491 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Graphic Communication Studio III introduces advanced-level skills to career-driven design students. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and group brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-designer relationship, how setting prices for projects, and how to present concepts and design work to a team and client.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         18138 
Textbook
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LAB R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, student will complete a total of 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab work online. Students will need a computer, software and Internet access to complete the online lab work. Students may use the Advanced Technology Design Lab also. Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus



GCOM 495    Independent Studies in Graphic Communication    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: This course involves an individual student or small groups of students in study, research, or activities beyond the scope of regularly offered courses, pursuant to an agreement among college, faculty members, and students. Independent Studies in Graphic Communication offers students a chance to do research and/or experimentation that is more typical of advanced studies in this program.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 18719 
Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus



Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: June 23, 2017