The Intro to Graphics Certificate is a 14 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

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INTRODUCTION TO PRINTING (10204112)

2.00

Explores the basics of printing and the printing industry. Learners will learn about the demand for printed products, the printing industry and all steps involved in the printing process. Actual printing projects will be produced by each learner.

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INTRODUCTION TO GRAPHICS SOFTWARE AND DESIGN (10204121)

2.00

Introduces the concepts and techniques involved in typography and design. Learners explore the principles of design to create layouts that are organized, attract the intended audience and work in producing the intended results. The learners will do this while also learning about various graphic design software programs.

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COMPUTER PAGE LAYOUT (10204123)

2.00

Introduces learners to the basics of page layout including the use of InDesign in the design and presentation of print collateral. Learners will build skills in Adobe InDesign as they create a variety of basic and intermediate layouts for press, web and digital media.

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PHOTOSHOP/IMAGE MANIPULATION (10204126)

2.00

Explores Adobe Photoshop as a tool to create, adjust and manipulate images for print and web. Special attention is given to image manipulation techniques, color/tonal correction, resolution and output issues. Familiarity with Macintosh operating system suggested.

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY (10204135)

3.00

Explores digital photography. This course will cover digital camera features, digital image basics, using digital cameras, composition, photographic techniques and basic digital image editing.

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COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

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National Exams Accepted:
  • CLEP® College Mathematics

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test

An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.

Skill Demonstration

A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.

Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration

A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.

Portfolio

A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.

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