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Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 2, 2016

Graphic Communication (GCOM)


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 and the design process to create brochures, newsletters, catalogs, and a variety of other digital materials that follow basic layout and design principles.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 18973 
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.

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 access to a computer, software, and internet 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 InDesign.



TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 17958 Textbook
M         03:00PM-04:45PM 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.

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 access to a computer, software, and internet 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 InDesign.



TBA       TBA             LEC D.Button              TBA TBA                 18176 Textbook
M         05:30PM-07:15PM 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.

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 access to a computer, software, and internet 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 InDesign.


GCOM 314    Digital Layout II    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 313 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an in-depth course covering advanced creative layout, production, and electronic publishing in the graphic design industry. Utilizing industry-standard software and process, students will conceive and produce dynamic portfolio-quality projects. Topics include brand and identity design, advertising design, typography, grid, color theory, composition, multipage publication design, brochure and packaging layout, basic interactive media design, book design, working with clients, and working with professional printing services.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
W         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN COS 110         20164 
Textbook
W         07:00PM-08:15PM 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 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 access to a computer, software, and internet 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.


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, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 18743 
Textbook
Th        10:00AM-11:50AM LAB T.Capaletti          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. Please contact Tom Cappelletti at cappelt@scc.losrios.edu.
TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course web sites. Students are expected to log onto class for 120 minutes (2 hours) each week and contribute to instructor posted discussion questions regarding the week's lecture.

TBA LAB: Through instructor-managed course websites and forums, 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 access to 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.



TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 17150 Textbook
W         03:00PM-04:50PM LAB T.Capaletti          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. Please contact Tom Cappelletti at cappelt@scc.losrios.edu.
TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course web sites. Students are expected to log onto class for 120 minutes (2 hours) each week and contribute to instructor posted discussion questions regarding the week's lecture.

TBA LAB: Through instructor-managed course websites and forums, 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 access to 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.



TBA       TBA             LEC T.Capaletti           TBA TBA                 18327 Textbook
W         05:30PM-07:20PM LAB T.Capaletti          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. Please contact Tom Cappelletti at cappelt@scc.losrios.edu.
TBA LEC: Lectures are prerecorded and accessible via online video stream or download on instructor-managed course web sites. Students are expected to log onto class for 120 minutes (2 hours) each week and contribute to instructor posted discussion questions regarding the week's lecture.

TBA LAB: Through instructor-managed course websites and forums, 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 access to 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.




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, Jan 14-May 17
M         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN TEC 100         18975 
Textbook
M         11:15AM-12:45PM LAB TBA                  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 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 familiarizing students and engaging them 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, Jan 14-May 17
WF        11:00AM-11:50AM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17202 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              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 Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-manage course web site, 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, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.



TTh       01:00PM-01:50PM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN TEC 100         17760 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              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 Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-manage course web site, 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, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.

T         05:30PM-07:20PM LEC H.Hogan              SCC MAIN COS 110         18979 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 Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-manage course web site, 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, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.


GCOM 341    Digital Illustration for Graphic Design II    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 340 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent
Advisory: ART 300 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course builds from the thinking and making skills developed in GCOM 340 and takes an in-depth look at applying digital illustration tools to graphic design investigations. The course work encourages students to experiment and communicate with digitally illustrated and typographic form making. Topics include color, typography, composition, visual theme, drawing technique, and understanding the offset and digital printing processes. Students complete the course with several professionally designed, original illustrations for their portfolios.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN TEC 100         18693 
Textbook
T         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB TBA                  SCC MAIN TEC 100           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   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 Chris Seddon at seddonc@scc.losrios.edu.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-manage course web site, 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, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.


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 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, Jan 14-May 17
T         05:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100         18676 
Textbook
T         07:00PM-08:15PM 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, 330, and 340 with grades of "C" or better
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 plus 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, Jan 14-May 17
Th        10:00AM-11:50AM LEC R.Waxman             SCC MAIN COS 110         18981 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB R.Waxman              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 Robyn Waxman at waxmanr@scc.losrios.edu.

TBA LAB: Through an instructor-manage course web site, 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, and Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, closed Sunday.

This course will be taught using Adobe Illustrator.




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. The first half of this introductory course serves as an essential primer for graphic designers in understanding the history and core principles of typography. The second half focuses on students digitally creating their own fonts and typefaces with an introduction to the professional font creation and editing software Fontlab Studio.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Th        05:00PM-06:50PM LEC C.Anapolsky          SCC MAIN TEC 100         18298 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-08:15PM 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 350    Skills and Resources for Graphic Professionals    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course prepares students pursuing a career in the graphic related arts with industry skills essential to this occupation. Topics include: job searches, soliciting and performing freelance work, setting up a studio, working in an existing firm, winning work, developing client relationships, self-promotion, sustainability issues, and other resources. Using a combination of lectures with speakers from the industry, this course will offer practical advice and philosophical guidance towards gaining a rewarding career in the graphic arts industries.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
Th        02:00PM-03:50PM LEC TBA                  SCC MAIN COS 108         20351 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Students will sign in to the Advanced Technology Design Lab for a total of 180 minutes (3 hours) each week. Advanced Technology Design Lab hours are MTWTH 8:00am - 9:00pm, F 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, and closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 360    Introduction to Web and Interactive Technologies    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 330 or CISW 350 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent; or concurrent enrollment in GCOM 330 or CISW 350.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals and principles of contemporary Web and User Interface design and current 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 and GCOM 380.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC D.Button             SCC MAIN COS 110         17962 
Textbook
T         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB D.Button             SCC MAIN COS 110           
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 361    Beginning Creative Web Design    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 a range of approaches to designing for the World Wide Web, while being introduced to an industry-standard Web authoring tool. Through a series of incremental assignments, students will explore fundamental Web design concepts within a non-static, non-linear environment, culminating in the development of a live and functioning website. Additionally, this course provides an overview of standards-compliant HTML and CSS, techniques for adding interactivity, accessibility, and support in preparing graphics for Web use and for prototyping site designs.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
T         01:00PM-02:50PM LEC H.Hogan              SCC MAIN COS 110         17960 
Textbook
T         03:00PM-04:15PM LAB H.Hogan              SCC MAIN COS 110           
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 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, Jan 14-May 17
W         09:00AM-10:50AM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17470 
Textbook
W         11:00AM-12:15PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
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, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, and closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 401    Introduction to Computer Animation    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 400 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent course.
Advisory: ART 304 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: Students are introduced to the creation of 3D animation using the personal computer. The principles of animation and the use of 3D animation tools are emphasized through lecture and hands-on projects. Students experience the animation production process and are exposed to industry trends. Students work on projects creating 3D animations, animatics, and short films.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         09:00AM-11:05AM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17547 
Textbook
F         11:15AM-12:45PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
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, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, and 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. Topics include: 3D modeling, character rigging, texturing, lighting, and rendering.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
W         01:15PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17284 
Textbook
W         03:15PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
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, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, and 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, Jan 14-May 17
M         05:00PM-07:05PM LEC M.Okada              SCC MAIN COS 110         18500 
Textbook
M         07:15PM-08:45PM LAB M.Okada              SCC MAIN COS 110           
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, Sa 1:00pm - 5:00pm, and closed Sunday.
On-Campus


GCOM 424    Video Game Art    3 Units

Prerequisite: GCOM 402 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: GCOM 360; GCOM 360 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 production of video game graphics. The course follows the role of the video game artist through the game development process. Using industry standard graphic software, students will develop and refine three-dimensional video game assets. Topics covered include concept art, understanding and developing game assets, and troubleshooting. The artistic side of video game design will be emphasized; this course is not a computer programming course.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
M         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         17889 
Textbook
M         03:15PM-04:30PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 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, Jan 14-May 17
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110         20166 
Textbook
F         03:15PM-04:45PM LAB P.Crandley           SCC MAIN COS 110           
TBA LAB: Through an instructor-managed course website, students will complete 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes) each week of assigned lab time. 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100         18141 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-02:30PM LAB T.Capaletti          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, 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 III introduces intermediate-level skills to career-driven design students. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100         18502 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-02:30PM LAB T.Capaletti          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, 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 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.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
F         01:00PM-03:05PM LEC T.Capaletti          SCC MAIN TEC 100         18504 
Textbook
W         01:00PM-02:30PM LAB T.Capaletti          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, 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, Jan 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Crandley            TBA TBA                 18690 
Textbook
Instructor's consent is required to enroll.
3 Units
On-Campus

Spring 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: December 2, 2016

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