GRDT 1010 This is an introduction to 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, enhancement and layer masks are also
GRDT 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, layers, spot and process color, and file output will be emphasized.
MKTC 1000 Marketing is the building of business relationships between an organization and a consumer. This course examines the business function of marketing. Students will learn how marketers deliver value in satisfying customer needs and wants, determine target markets best served by the organization, and decide upon appropriate products, services, and programs to serve these markets. Students will explore topics including legal issues, consumer behavior, ethics, competition, economics, technology, and global factors affecting product and services, pricing, promotion, personnel, and distribution decisions.
MKTC 1100 Introduction of the basic principles and applications of the sales process as they may apply to industrial, wholesale and retail selling situations. Students will learn to apply these principles and techniques of persuasion to the tasks of selling themselves, ideas, services and merchandise. Techniques include prospecting and qualifying, planning and pre--approaching, approaching the customer, the sales presentation/demonstration, handling objections, closing the sale and post-sale service, follow-up with the customer, and customer relationship management (CRM).
MKTC - 1150: Consumer and Professional Buying Behavior
MKTC 1150 Course examines the principles of the behavioral sciences of psychology, sociology and anthropology and how these sciences are used in creating marketing communications plans aimed at consumer or business buyers. Specific topics include perception processes, lifestyle analysis, personality psychographics, motivation analysis and influence of groups on buying behaviors. Students gain knowledge including organizational structure, business-to-business buying behavior, and understanding and influencing multiple decision makers.
MKTC 2000 Advertising uses both creative and critical thinking skills to create promotional communications to sell products and services to customers. This advertising course is designed to expose students to the many aspects and functions of promotional marketing. Students learn about advertising principles to support the creation and management of media campaigns. Topics discussed in this course include legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of advertisers, engagement and communication with target audiences, consumer behavior theories, uses of various media, relationship advertising, and the process of developing creative strategies.
MKTC 2105 Course examines how to write advertising copy for all areas of marketing communications such as the Internet, public relations, news media, scriptwriting, business writing as well as for print, radio, television and collateral media. Prerequisites: None.
MKTC 2310 This course explains the nature and uses of public relations as a promotional tool. Training in the writing and preparation of press releases and press kits, publicity campaigns, conduct of press conferences, and other public relations tools. Course also includes current practices and problems in the field of public relations. Emphasizes successful case histories and planning techniques.
MKTC 2506 Digital marketing uses marketing strategies through electronic devices such as computers, tablets, and other mobile devices to engage with consumers and other business partners. Internet Marketing is a major component of digital marketing. In this course, we will cover the what, why, and how of major current approaches, including online listening and monitoring, search engine optimization, search ads, email marketing, and participating in social media. The course is designed to offer knowledge on digital trends and teach students how to remain current as technology and devices evolve. In addition, students will receive relevant hands-on experience through assignments and exercises.
MKTC 2507 Explore the world of mobile marketing app, sites, and platforms, along with social media platforms for marketing. Examine the impact of new and emerging technologies available to a marketer. Assess the available new digital media tools to determine which ones make sense for individual businesses. Learn how to implement industry-leader social digital media tools.
MKTC 2520 Video content marketing involves everything from planning and producing a video to distributing and promoting it. This basic videography course examines the techniques of leveraging the power of marketing with video. The course analyzes the importance of the creation of shareable creative content that encourages engagement and conversion. Students will also learn how to use storytelling through video and optimize visual content for SEO.
MKTC 2600 This course examines the processes and techniques used in securing, analyzing and creatively using information to identify marketing problems and opportunities. Businesses need current information on which to base their marketing decisions; this course studies research to help business determine marketing strategies and create plans for such objectives as product development, marketing promotional evaluations, operation efficiencies and client satisfaction.
MKTC 2815 Examine workplace issues impacting supervisory responsibilities and explore the influence of ethics on individuals and organizations. You will be introduced to the American legal system. Understand civil, contract, employment, and labor laws and how they affect business, such as harassment, discrimination, TORTS, documentation and terminations.
MKTC 2900 Students will prepare their portfolios for interviewing and showing potential employers. Students will also learn how to set-up interviews, develop interviewing skills and create their resumes and cover letters for job searches. Prerequisites: None.
MKTC 2970 An internship experience provides the marketing student with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in courses through a work setting. The experience also helps students gain a clearer sense of what they still need to learn and provides an opportunity to build professional networks.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: recommended placement assessment score.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.