Fall 2018 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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALABD.Button TBA TBA18345TextbookFree Digital Book
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus


GCOM 299    Experimental Offering in Graphic Communication    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: None
Hours: 90 hours LEC
Description: See Experimental Offerings

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
Digital Content Creation with Mobile Devices

M01:00PM-03:05PMLECC.CrailSCC MAIN TEC 10320328Textbook
M03:15PM-04:45PMLABC.CrailSCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA TBA TBA
3 Units - Hours: 36 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.
Description: This course introduces students to content creation using specialized mobile apps on smart phones and tablets. Students will learn to create photos and illustrations, edit static and motion graphics, and produce and publish marketing content for websites, social networking sites, and other online media. Basic visual concepts are introduced and utilized to create professional imagery, design projects, and visual storytelling using mobile device techniques and tools.
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 access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using a variety of free mobile applications. Students must have a smart phone or tablet.
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 25-Dec 20

TTh01:00PM-02:20PMLECC.AnapolskySCC MAIN TEC 10218621Textbook
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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECD.Button TBA TBA17427Textbook
M10:00AM-11:35AMLABD.ButtonSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe InDesign.
On-Campus

TBATBALECD.Button TBA TBA17520Textbook
M01:00PM-02:35PMLABD.ButtonSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

F09:00AM-11:05AMLECG.SmithSCC MAIN TEC 10018052Textbook
F11:15AM-12:30PMLABG.SmithSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus

T01:00PM-02:50PMLECC.CrailSCC MAIN TEC 10318053Textbook
T03:00PM-04:15PMLABC.CrailSCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus

Th05:00PM-06:50PMLECC.CrailSCC MAIN TEC 10018054Textbook
Th07:00PM-08:15PMLABC.CrailSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Photoshop.
On-Campus


GCOM 331    Digital Imaging II    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 graphic design process and production employing advanced image editing techniques using the current version of industry-standard software. In addition to learning advanced capabilities, students will learn how to alter existing images realistically, creatively apply techniques to original artwork and images, visually communicate ideas and messages successfully, and prepare and present their projects to meet professional industry standards.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

T05:00PM-06:50PMLECW.JonesSCC MAIN TEC 10320330TextbookFree Digital Book
T07:00PM-08:15PMLABW.JonesSCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

T09:00AM-10:50AMLECJ.WeastSCC MAIN TEC 10017422Textbook
TBATBALABJ.Weast 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 Jonathan Weast at
weastj@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 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
On-Campus

W05:30PM-07:20PMLECJ.WeastSCC MAIN TEC 10317143Textbook
TBATBALABJ.Weast 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 Jonathan Weast at weastj@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 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.
On-Campus

T05:30PM-07:20PMLECR.WaxmanDavis Cntr DAC 20217873Textbook
TBATBALABR.WaxmanOff Campus DAC
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. The Main Campus Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
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 25-Dec 20

Th09:00AM-10:50AMLECC.AnapolskySCC MAIN TEC 10017414Textbook
Th11:00AM-12:15PMLABC.AnapolskySCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 349    Professional Practice and Portfolio    3 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: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students pursuing occupations in digital media arts and related technologies, including graphic design and communication, web design, user interface design, 3D animation and modeling, and game design, with a portfolio of work, career skills, and knowledge of industry practices essential to these fields. Topics include: organization and physical preparation of a portfolio of work, applying to a four-year college or design program, job and internship searches, soliciting and performing freelance work, setting up a studio, working in an existing firm, developing client relationships, self-promotion, and other resources. Using a combination of lectures and guests from the industry, this course will offer practical advice and philosophical guidance toward gaining a rewarding career in the many digital media and design fields.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

W11:00AM-12:50PMLECR.WaxmanSCC MAIN TEC 10017424TextbookFree Digital Book
W01:00PM-02:15PMLABR.WaxmanSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

TBATBALECD.Button TBA TBA18222TextbookFree Digital Book
W09:00AM-10:35AMLABD.ButtonSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

TBATBALECD.Button TBA TBA18894TextbookFree Digital Book
W03:00PM-04:35PMLABD.ButtonSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

Th09:00AM-10:50AMLECH.HoganSCC MAIN TEC 10318896TextbookFree Digital Book
Th11:00AM-12:15PMLABH.Hogan TBA TBA
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

M05:30PM-07:40PMLECP.NguyenSCC MAIN TEC 10018460Textbook
M07:50PM-09:20PMLABP.NguyenSCC MAIN TEC 100
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

T09:00AM-10:50AMLECP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 10318731Textbook
T11:00AM-12:30PMLABP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus

Th01:00PM-02:50PMLECP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 10318622Textbook
Th03:00PM-04:30PMLABP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

W01:00PM-02:50PMLECP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 10317871TextbookFree Digital Book
W03:00PM-04:30PMLABP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

W09:00AM-10:50AMLECP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 10318014TextbookFree Digital Book
W11:00AM-12:30PMLABP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

M05:30PM-07:35PMLECM.OkadaSCC MAIN TEC 10318898Textbook
M07:45PM-09:15PMLABM.OkadaSCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 426    Video Game Level Design    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 424 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: In this course, students will explore the art of video game level design. The course follows the level designer through the game development process. Using industry standard software, students will develop and refine a three-dimensional video game level. Topics covered include theme, audience, mood, player challenges, level narrative, puzzle design, diagram design, template creation, play-testing, and troubleshooting. The artistic aspects of game design will be emphasized; this course is not a computer programming course.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20

F01:00PM-03:05PMLECP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 10320332TextbookFree Digital Book
F03:15PM-04:45PMLABP.CrandleySCC MAIN TEC 103
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

T01:00PM-02:50PMLECR.Waxman TBA TBA20334TextbookFree Digital Book
Th01:00PM-02:30PMLABR.Waxman TBA TBA
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

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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 access to complete the online work. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 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 25-Dec 20

T01:00PM-02:50PMLECR.Waxman TBA TBA20338TextbookFree Digital Book
Th01:00PM-02:30PMLABR.Waxman TBA TBA
TBATBALABTBA 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 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 10:00am - 5:00pm, and Sa 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 495    Independent Studies in Graphic Communication    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/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 25-Dec 20

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Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus

Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Updated: July 20, 2018