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Web and Graphic Design


Develop your skills and maximize your creativity using a variety of industry-standard web and graphic design applications. Select courses now available on both Mac (MACD) and PC (CMPT). These courses are non-credit, and no application is required. You may register for a course when you are ready. Please purchase books from the Downtown bookstore prior to course start date. For the new full-time Graphic Design Diploma and Certificate, visit vcc.ca/vcd.



Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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International students must first contact International Education at study@vcc.ca or 604-443-8600 to determine eligibility for this program.

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Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


Program Specific

Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

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Program Coordinator: Sid Khullar, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

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Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2018 (201891)

(CMPT 1401) HTML/CSS Level 1 0 credits    $389.35



An introduction to HTML and CSS web page coding and structure. Designed for students with no previous coding/programming experience. Learn how to author web pages using HTML, edit existing HTML/CSS to maintain and update existing web content, and leave with a functional website of your own. Topics include website planning, browser issues, structural mark up, creation of online forms and tables, and working with graphics. Ideal for individual users, small business owners, and employees of large organizations who want to acquire the skills and confidence to author and publish robust websites. Required supplies: None. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows (recommended). (15 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10339 DTN Rm. 829
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
23-Jan-2018
to 20-Feb-2018
Trad, Anthony
Register


(CMPT 1403) Photoshop Level 1 0 credits    $389.35



Whether you are a designer, photographer, webmaster or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. Learn layer basics, image editing, and typographic design. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Please purchase textbook from DTN Bookstore prior to course start date. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows (recommended). Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10340 DTN Rm. 829
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
15-Jan-2018
to 05-Feb-2018
Fok, Tiffany
Register
  10340 DTN Rm. 829
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
19-Feb-2018
Fok, Tiffany
Register


(CMPT 1406) InDesign Level 1 0 credits    $389.35



Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page layout program for multi-page print advertisement. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools, panels, and basics. Learn how to set up documents and master pages, import text, advanced graphics and how to use typography and styles. Create professional, simple, multi-page print materials such as flyers, brochures, reports, magazines, and newspapers. Hands-on in-class exercises include industry standard projects. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Please purchase textbook from DTN bookstore prior to course start date. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows. (recommended) (15 hours) Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10341 DTN Rm. 914
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
16-Jan-2018
to 13-Feb-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register
  10460 DTN Rm. 914
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1200
17-Feb-2018
to 17-Mar-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


(CMPT 1408) InDesign Level 2 0 credits    $389.35



Overview of intermediate to advanced features of Adobe InDesign. Learn to create interactive PDF files and Flash presentations of a design, create and style tables, manage long documents with hundreds of pages and books with multiple chapters, create an automated table of content and index, manage styles, develop complex paths, advanced graphics, import and export data to external files, and create print-ready PDF files. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Please purchase textbook from DTN bookstore prior to course start date. Prerequisite: InDesign Level 1 or equivalent. (15 hours) Please note that a textbook may be required for this course. Please check the bookstore website at https://downtown.store.vcc.ca/ for textbook information and hours of operation.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10342 DTN Rm. 914
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
20-Feb-2018
to 20-Mar-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


(CMPT 1411) HTML/CSS Level 2 0 credits    $389.35



For students with previous HTML and CSS experience who want to develop their skills. This course explores advanced HTML and CSS and introduces the JavaScript programming language. Learn to add advanced features to your website and optimize your site for speed. Other topics include site optimization and graphics applications for web developers. Required supplies: None. Prerequisite: HTML/CSS Level 1 or equivalent. (15 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10345 DTN Rm. 829
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
27-Feb-2018
to 27-Mar-2018
Trad, Anthony
Register


(CMPT 1420) SEO and Google Analytics 0 credits    $395.28



This course offers useful and practical information in measuring and managing website traffic. Provided is an overview on how to increase your traffic via current search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and monitoring your website activities with Google Analytics. Specifically, how to combine the two to find actionable metrics with which to make informed business and technical decisions. In-class assignments include analyzing successful online businesses and strategies. Required supplies: None. Prerequisite: A basic knowledge of web design and HTML (recommended). (15 hours).

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10343 DTN Rm. 829
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Jan-2018
to 22-Feb-2018
Parsakish, Ramin
Register


(CMPT 1430) WordPress Web Design 0 credits    $395.28



An overview working with the WordPress.org software, an industry-leading content management system (CMS). Build and maintain an elegant website or blog without coding knowledge. Other topics include domain purchase and hosting, WordPress installation, page building, themes, plugins, widgets, search engine optimization, and website monetization with shopping cart, PayPal, and Google AdSense. Ideal for those who want to delve deeper into the use and configuration of WordPress to design and maintain small business or personal websites. Required supplies: Web Hosting, on which to install and configure your own copy of WordPress. Prerequisite: Introduction to WordPress (CMPT 1431) recommended. (15 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10346 DTN Rm. 830
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Feb-2018
to 22-Mar-2018
Trad, Anthony
Register


(CMPT 1431) Introduction to WordPress 0 credits    $167.52



An overview of working with the WordPress.com service, an industry-leading blog platform. Build and maintain a website or blog without coding knowledge. Topics include setting up an account, creating and customizing posts, setting up pages and menus, installing themes, widgets and available plug-ins. Ideal for those with little or no HTML knowledge who want to design and maintain a small business or personal website or blog. Required supplies: none. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows and web design (recommended). (6 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10356 DTN Rm. 829
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
27-Jan-2018
Trad, Anthony
Register


(CMPT 1437) Social Media: Marketing and Branding 0.0 credits    $171.82



Using social media effectively means reaching new audiences and growing your business, however with the amount of information being created every minute, it is important to use social media effectively. Each business has an unique brand that speaks to an unique group of people. This course will show you how to use social media effectively to better communicate your brand, and create consistent messaging to engage your audience. By looking at current trends, this course will also help you look for new ways to navigate an ever changing marketing tool. (6 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10462 DTN Rm. 829
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
10-Mar-2018
Fok, Tiffany
Register


(MACD 1127) Illustrator Level 1 0 credits    $371.30



Learn the basic interface of Adobe Illustrator. This class covers the basics and fundamental Illustrator features such as working with vector shapes, text, menus, layers, text, transparency, colour, importing graphics, drawing, and basics of page layout. Students will work on in-class assignments learning the program. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Please purchase textbook from DTN Bookstore prior to course start date. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Mac (recommended). (15 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10456 DTN Rm. 914
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
17-Jan-2018
to 14-Feb-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register
  10455 DTN Rm. 914
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1300 - 1600
17-Feb-2018
to 17-Mar-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


(MACD 1136) Illustrator Level 2 0.0 credits    $389.35



Learn advanced features of Adobe Illustrator such as creating and enhancing complex illustrations, perspective drawing, designing front-end layouts for websites, drawing maps, creating a vector version of a raster graphic, working with advanced color settings, cre-ating special effects, and preparing documents for composite and commercial printing. Assignments and class exercises are geared towards the industry demand. Bring textbook from downtown bookstore and USB stick to first class. Prerequisite: Illustrator Level 1 or equivalent. (15 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10454 DTN Rm. 914
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
21-Feb-2018
to 21-Mar-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


Upcoming schedules for Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2018 Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 term(s) are in process.
Please check back regularly.

Adobe Illustrator (MACD 1159)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
HTML/CSS Level 1 (CMPT 1401)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $389.35
HTML/CSS Level 2 (CMPT 1411)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $389.35
Illustrator Level 1 (MACD 1127)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $371.30
Illustrator Level 2 (MACD 1136)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $389.35
InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $389.35
InDesign Level 2 (CMPT 1408)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $389.35
Introduction to WordPress (CMPT 1431)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $167.52
Photoshop Level 1 (CMPT 1403)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $389.35
SEO and Google Analytics (CMPT 1420)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $395.28
Social Media: Marketing and Branding (CMPT 1437)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $171.82
WordPress Web Design (CMPT 1430)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $395.28


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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