Courses

Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design

In the Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design course students will learn the basic principles and conventions of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) as well as Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding. It simulates the application of coding principles with examples and exercises based on actual case documentation.

Multimedia and Image Management Techniques

The Multimedia and Image Management Techniques course will help students acquire fundamental skills in image creation and management procedures and enhancement techniques as they create, revise, optimize, and export graphics for video, print, and web publishing. This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program.

Fundamentals of Web Design

In the Fundamentals of Web Design course students will fundamental web authoring skills and design strategies through the application of XHTML incorporating Cascading Style Sheets and future trends in web programming/scripting. Once XHTML foundation skills are achieved, students will utilize a WYSIWYG editor and/or a graphics application package to produce standards based web sites. (This course can be substituted with Web Authoring Languages. This course can be substituted for Design Tools and Electronic Marketing in the animation career majors).

Design Tools and Electronic Marketing Strategies

The Design Tools and Electronic Marketing Strategies course will enable students to become proficient in the use of premier, leading edge tools designed to create graphically rich and intuitive web sites, productions and publications. The primary focus of this course includes color and design theories, accessibility, and marketing strategies resulting in a digital portfolio. (Layout Design Techniques can substitute for this course. Fundamentals of Web Design can substitute for this course in the Animator, 3D Animator, 3D Modeler, and Motion Graphics Artist Career Majors). This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program.

Principles of Animation

The Principles of Animation course will enable students to utilize animation and storyboarding techniques to plan the production of an animation project. Students learn to design production steps from script and storyboard the actions in the preproduction planning process. (This course can be substituted with Advanced Design Techniques in the Graphic Design Specialist, Animator, 3D Animator, 3D Modeler, Motion Graphics Artist, Video Editor, Video Producer, Web Producer, and Webmaster Career Majors). This course is 120 hours in length.

2D Animation Techniques

The 2D Animation Techniques will allow students to utilize digital animation software to create finished animations, cartoons, and other short movies that utilize animated text, character movements that include walk cycles, turnarounds; voice (lip syncing), background sound, sound effects, camera movements, and include multiple scenes. This course is 120 hours in length.

Fundamentals of 3D Motion Graphics

The Fundamentals of 3D Motion Graphics course will allow students Students will become familiar with 3D motion graphics as they create, animate, revise, optimize and export 3D graphics and animations. This course is 120 hours in length.

3D Animation

In the 3D Animation students will utilize advanced 3D animation tools and techniques to produce professional motion graphics. This course is 120 hours in length.

Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design

In the Desktop Publishing and Graphic Design course students will acquire skills related to communicating through visual design with the primary emphasis of this course being desktop publishing and working with graphics. This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program.

Non-Linear Digital Editing

In the Non-Linear Digital Editing course students will master real-time editing for professional digital video productions.teach students to utilize action-scripting and advanced multimedia and web video production techniques to deliver dynamic, data-driven content to any audience, increasing the standards for layout, design and production.

Digital Editing and Production Photography

In the Digital Editing and Production Photography students will acquire skills in digital photography. Additionally, students will understand certification standards and copyright basics.

 Advanced Digital Video Tools and Techniques

The Advanced Digital Video Tools and Techniques course will expose students to emerging technology as they utilize digital video equipment and software to enhance productions. Students will generate/package projects for a wide degree of playback compatibility.

Non-Linear Digital Production

In the Non-Linear Digital Production course students will foster creativity and innovation while designing motion graphics and visual effects that deliver the desired results.

Digital Media Production

In the Digital Media Production course students will prepare for careers in digital communication as they learn to develop personal and professional videos applying appropriate certification and copyright standards.

Advanced Design Techniques

In the Advanced Design Techniques course students will enhance web design and animation skills as they master design techniques and methods that will empower them to become accomplished web designers as they bring ideas to life. (This course can substitute with Principles of Animation in the Graphic Design Specialist, Animator, 3D Animator, 3D Modeler, Motion Graphics Artist, Video Editor, Video Producer, Web Producer, and Webmaster Career Majors). This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program.

3D Modeling and Rigging Techniques

The3D Modeling and Rigging Techniques course will teach students to utilize action-scripting and advanced multimedia and web video production techniques to deliver dynamic, data-driven content to any audience, increasing the standards for layout, design and production. This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program when substituted for the Advanced Animation Techniques course.

Fundamentals of Video Game Design

In the Fundamentals of Video Game Design students will be introduced to the concepts and methods for the design and development of computer games. Topics include: history of games, 2D graphics and animation, sprites, 3D animation, binary space partition tress, software engineering, game design, interactive fiction, user interfaces, artificial intelligence, game SDK’s, networking, multi-player games, game development environments, and commercialization of software.

Layout Design Techniques

The Layout Design Techniques course will teach students to utilize action-scripting and advanced multimedia and web video production techniques to deliver dynamic, data-driven content to any audience, increasing the standards for layout, design and production. This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program when substituted for the Advanced Animation Techniques course.

Interactive Marketing Techniques

The Interactive Marketing Techniques course will teach students to utilize action-scripting and advanced multimedia and web video production techniques to deliver dynamic, data-driven content to any audience, increasing the standards for layout, design and production. This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise Program when substituted for the Advanced Animation Techniques course.

Fundamentals of Technology

The Fundamentals of Technology course will provide students with the fundamental concepts, principles, and ideas needed to understand how business is operated and managed in a rapidly changing global environment, which is needed for success in careers in business related fields. This course also provides job readiness skills and soft skills that are critical for success in any workplace setting. This course is 120 hours in length and is approved for one credit for the Oklahoma’s Promise program.

Career Major Capstone

In the Career Major Capstone course internships, project-based instruction and additional industry certifications will be utilized to reinforce skills obtained within any Business, Marketing, and Information Technology Career Major. Students will make final preparations for industry certifications as they master competencies. Students will select from various project options to finalize portfolios that highlight skills and certifications. Students may also undertake special projects, cross-train or participate in workplace learning opportunities to enhance skills in accordance with industry demands.

Contact Betty Lowrance – BettyL@gctech.edu if you would like to enroll in the Digital Media Production (DMP) program at the Gordon Cooper Technology Center – Seminole Campus.

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