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Computers/Multimedia

CPM 120   Windows Multimedia (3)

Multimedia refers to computer-based applications that allow for the communication of ideas and information with digital and print elements. Introduction to current multimedia topics, technologies and techniques using current Microsoft Windows based on software applications.  Computer literacy, including the understanding of file format, file structure and file storage, is required.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 160   Introduction to HTML (3)

Course includes hands-on scripting of HTML5 and CSS3 to develop well-designed websites.  Learn to enhance a sire with audio and visual clips, forms with HTML5 data validation, or CSS3 transitions.  Use JavaScript and jQuery to add features like accordions, tabs, and slide shows to a page.  Explore the principles of web design and Search Engine Optimization (SEO), as well as how to deploy your finished sites.  Create Responsive Web Design so pages will look great and work correctly on any screen, from phone to tablet to desktop.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 170   Computer Graphics (Adobe Illustrator) (3)

Designed to examine vector graphics software to create commercial design and illustrations for multimedia presentation.  Emphasis will include use of tools, workspace and current commercial design trends.  Adobe Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software and used alongside Adobe Creative Cloud to allow students to create and develop products based on modern commercial graphic design, which could include logos, graphics, fonts and layouts.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 190   Dynamic Programming Languages (3)

Prerequisites: CPT 165

Introduction to tools and skills required to build and maintain WWW server sites, using a variety of languages. Online only.  Offered in Fall only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 210   Digital Photo Editing (Adobe Photoshop) (3)

Students learn techniques needed to correct, enhance and modify digital photos, create image composites, and prepare images for print or the web using the most popular current digital photo editing software Adobe Photoshop.  Emphasis on vector drawing, video editing, mixing colors and painting, and preparing for printing on screen or in 3D.  Computer literacy, including the understanding of file formats, file structure and file storage, are required.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 220   3D Animation (3)

Hands-on course includes  the popular easy-to-use 3D modeling application SketchUp.  Provides foundational understanding of the 3D drawing, design and rendering tools offered in this powerful software.  Includes navigating the interface, manipulating objects, drawing in 2D and 3D space, leveraging organizational tools, and working with materials and textures.  Students will work with reusable components and apply simple styles and animation to 3D projects.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 230   Social Media Marketing (3)

Examines how to develop an effective strategy for communicating to a targeted audience using the accelerated tools available in an online market. Will touch on the use of Social Media, Email Marketing, Blogging, SEO and PPC advertisements to create engagement. It will also cover the use of Google Analytics to track performance.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 240   Web Design (Adobe Dreamweaver) (3)

Introduction to Web editors and techniques used to design Web pages. Developed concepts include frames, tables, cascading style sheets, embedding java script code, and database integration. Emphasis on principles of good Web design and navigation.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 250   Web Animation (Adobe Flash) (3)

Hands-on course teaches the popular software Adobe After Effects and provides a comprehensive set of 2D and 3D tools for animation and visual effects.  Includes integration video, audio, graphics, and Photoshop and Illustrator files; animating techniques; masking, keying and tracking, compositing, animation and rendering to create powerful motion graphics.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 260   WordPress (3)

Focus on the benefits of using self-hosted WordPress, the leading platform used to develop a web presence in today’s market that is SEO friendly, secure and ready to support a company’s digital marketing strategy.  Explores how to securely set-up WordPress, how to customize a theme to create a unique design, general maintenance techniques, and how to expand a site’s functionality to include e-commerce and membership solutions.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 270   Digital Video Editing (Adobe Premiere) (3)

Introduction to digital video editing using Adobe Premiere.  Gain hands-on experience with the latest digital video editing tools and techniques to create videos for broadcast and social media.  Learn how to build complex moving images, incorporate video and audio effects, create graphics and finalize a project for use across multiple screen formats.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 280   Javascript (3)

Prerequisites: CPM 160

Writing script through use of Javascript programming language to create interactivity and animation for Web pages. Online only.  Offered Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus Online

CPM 290   Topics in Multimedia (3)

Instructor’s permission required.  Independent in-depth study on web development or multimedia topic/software.  Topics can include Advanced Photoshop, Advanced Illustrator, cartoon and game animation, web scripting languages, portfolio development or a topic of choice.  Offered in Fall and Spring.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

CPM 295   Beyond HTML/Portfolios (Capstone) (3)

Prerequisites: CPM 160

Beyond basic Web design, course focuses on responsive design (design for mobile devices), search engine optimization, analytics and implementing jQuery. Students will create a Web-based portfolio and utilize project management tools.  Offered in Spring only.

Course Type(s): On-Campus

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