Digital Imaging Technician

Digital Imaging Technician - Certificate

Recommended Course Sequence

Core Courses

Course Title Credits
VCOM 1001 Introduction to Visual Communications
Description
VCOM 1001 This is an introductory course that prepares all students for entry into the Visual Communications field. General overviews will be given of the visual arts, photography and graphic design fields. Students will learn basic computer operation, how to use the local network, and learn general operational methods used in the Visual Communications Department. Additionally, students will learn to prepare, mount and display artwork. All these skills are a prerequisite for other courses in the Vis Com Department. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 05/15/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM1001

2
VCOM 1010 Introduction to Photoshop
Description
VCOM 1010 This is an introduction of the basic tools used for image manipulation in Adobe PhotoShop. Image modification and compositing, use of the scanner, and mastery of PhotoShop tools are stressed. Image adjustment and enhancement and layer masks are also taught. Prerequisites: None. DUAL NUMBERED COURSE IDES1010.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM1010

2
VCOM 1021 Introduction to Photography
Description
VCOM 1021 In this course the student will learn how to use all the manual 35mm camera controls to create good black and white photographs. We will practice using the motion and depth-of-field controls in different kinds of outdoor and natural lighting conditions. The student will combine the knowledge of different films and exposure techniques with the study of artistic composition to produce pleasing images. Discussion of basic accessories and special techniques will round out the camera knowledge. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM1021

3
VCOM 1410 Introduction to Illustrator
Description
VCOM 1410 This course is a comprehensive look into the drawing tools of Adobe Illustrator, a computer illustration application. Students will develop skills using the basic drawing tools. Use of the transformation tools, templates, layering, spot and process color and file output will be emphasized. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM1410

2
VCOM 1430 Introduction to InDesign
Description
VCOM 1430 Students will become familiar with Adobe InDesign as an electronic publishing program. Emphasis will be placed on software operation. Use of text, graphics, tabs, style sheets, and master pages will be incorporated into projects. Prerequisites: None.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM1430

2
VCOM 1580 Introduction to Digital Imaging
Description
VCOM 1580 This course introduces the student to the technology needed to capture a digital image, manipulate it and then output the image back to a hardcopy. As the technology changes we will incorporate it into this course. Discussions of concepts, philosophy and industry impact of this technology will be held in each class session to help the student to understand how this technology will impact the student's careers and the industry as a whole. Projects will include the operation and discussion of digital cameras, photo CDs, flatbed and slide scanners, Macintosh computers, b/w and color printers and film recorders. Students will use and evaluate a minimum of three different imaging software during the course. Prerequisites: VCOM1000 or instructor approved Macintosh experience.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM1580

2
VCOM 2520 Digital Photography
Description
VCOM 2520 In this course the student will apply the fundamentals of photography, lighting, and digital imaging in order to produce professional quality digital photographs. Students will apply the principals of digital photographic "workflow" to projects which will include studio portraits, still life, and outdoor architectural projects. Students will apply techniques of working with layouts, file management, and color management to produce images both for print and web production.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 06/01/2003 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM2520

2
VCOM 2552 Digital Studio Workflow II
Description
VCOM 2552 This course enhances the skills and knowledge from VCOM2551 and takes workflow beyond capture, image management and output stages into the correction of difficult images and unusual situations. Advanced skills in Adobe Photoshop will be covered as the photographer learns how to solve technical issues and create unique products to help them succeed in the competitive workplace. Prerequisites: VCOM1006, VCOM1010, VCOM1021, VCOM1580, VCOM2520, VCOM2551

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM2552

2
VCOM 2581 Photo Portfolio
Description
VCOM 2581 This hands-on course will guide the student through the creation of a photography-based portfolio. Concepts in assemble techniques, display options and presentation methods will be at the heart of this course. Upon completion the student will have an industry-ready photographic portfolio in preparation for career exploration.

Credits: 2

Effective Dates: 08/20/2007 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM2581

2
VCOM 2605 Audio/Video for Presentations
Description
VCOM 2605 This course introduces the student to the planning, designing and production of photo/video based presentations and audio. Students will learn how to develop timelines, narrative scripts and storyboards. Students will become familiar with techniques of audio, video and still images creation, compression and formatting appropriate for use in interactive multimedia and linear presentation. Delivery and packaging of a variety of digital media will also be covered. Prerequiste: None.

Credits: 3

Effective Dates: 08/21/2006 - 12/31/9999

Course Outline: VCOM2605

3
Technical Elective(s)* 2
Total Core Credits: 24
Total Program Credits: 24
* Select Technical electives from the following subject areas: VCOM .