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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
Sep, Jan, Apr Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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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 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


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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.

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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

Program Highlights

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


No courses are currently scheduled for this Continuing Studies Apr-Aug2019 (201992) term.
Please check upcoming schedules or course listing.

Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(CMPT 1401) HTML/CSS Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



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.

Course duration: 15 hours

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30129 DTN Rm. 416
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
10-Sep-2019
to 08-Oct-2019
Bukharov, Sergey
Register


(CMPT 1403) Photoshop Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



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. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows (recommended). (15 hours)

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from DTN Campus Bookstore prior to course start date.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30141 DTN Rm. 829
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
09-Sep-2019
to 07-Oct-2019
Fok, Tiffany
Register


(CMPT 1406) InDesign Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



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.

 

(15 hours) Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required:Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

 

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Please note that this course is taught in a Mac lab.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30142 DTN Rm. 519
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
16-Sep-2019
to 21-Oct-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(CMPT 1408) InDesign Level 2 0 credits    $405.02



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.

 

(15 hours)

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required:  Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

Prerequisite:  InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406) or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30143 DTN Rm. 519
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
28-Oct-2019
to 02-Dec-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(CMPT 1411) HTML/CSS Level 2 0 credits    $405.02



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.

Course duration: 15 hours

Prerequisite: HTML/CSS Level 1 or equivalent knowledge.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30131 DTN Rm. 718
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
15-Oct-2019
to 12-Nov-2019
Bukharov, Sergey
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(CMPT 1420) SEO and Google Analytics 0 credits    $405.02



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
  30130 DTN Rm. 718
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Sep-2019
to 16-Oct-2019
Singh, Harpreet
Register


(CMPT 1421) Web Development with JavaScript 0 credits    $389.06



Students will create an application that takes website visitor inputs, performs calculations in real time, and presents the visitors with the results of those calculations. As part of the course, students will create and dynamically update web pages using Javascript, use Javascript to accept user inputs on a website and produce dynamic assets, and work with third-party API's to pull real-time data into their website. Experience with basic web development (HTML/CSS) is recommended.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30485 DTN Rm. 714
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
30-Oct-2019
to 05-Dec-2019
Bukharov, Sergey
Register


(CMPT 1430) WordPress Web Design 0 credits    $405.02



An overview working with the WordPress.org software, and 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 an e-commerce platform, PayPal integration, and online advertizing. 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: Please be prepared to attend the first class with a valid credit card for registration of a domain and hosting to be used during the duration of the course.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30135 DTN Rm. 620
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
05-Nov-2019
to 03-Dec-2019
Munroe, Andrew
Register


(CMPT 1431) Introduction to WordPress 0 credits    $184.08



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.

(6 hours)

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows

For a course on WordPress.org software, please visit the WordPress Web Design course webpage.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30166 DTN Rm. 416
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
14-Sep-2019
Kim, Peter
Register
  30156 DTN Rm. 619
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
16-Nov-2019
Kim, Peter
Register


(CMPT 1437) Social Media: Marketing and Branding 0.0 credits    $180.80



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
  30157 DTN Rm. 619
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
05-Oct-2019
Fok, Tiffany
Register
  30151 DTN Rm. 619
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
23-Nov-2019
Fok, Tiffany
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(CMPT 1450) Google AdWords Training n/a credits    $405.02



Create, develop and optimize a professional Google AdWords campaign that sends high quality traffic to a website, round-the-clock, 7 days a week. Topics include Pay per click (PPC) advertising, Quality Score, A/B testing, SEMrush and Optmyzr tools. It is recommended that participants have a website, landing page or Facebook page to which they want to send traffic. Prior AdWords experience is not required. Ideal for small-business owners, entrepreneurs and marketing professionals, or students and beginners who want to develop marketing skills and have a closer look at how to set up search campaigns and remarketing ads.

 

Please note that the course has two-week gap between lessons 3 and 4 for students that wish to go live and run their Google Ads. The two-week period will allow for data collection. It is not compulsory for students to pay for and run their own Google ads; each student will be provided with access to a sample campaign data from the instructor to analyze.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30164 DTN Rm. 620
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
23-Oct-2019
to 20-Nov-2019
Singh, Harpreet
Register


(CMPT 1511) Visual Analytics with Tableau 0 credits    $405.02



This course covers the basic features and functionality of Tableau, a data analytics and business intelligence software. Students will gain an overview of visual data analytics, and through working with data, students will learn how to create, sort, group, and filter sets. Hands-on practice will be provided through Tableau’s interface to clean and shape data. (15 hours)

Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 (CMPT 1129) or a basic knowledge of Excel and Windows

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30167 DTN Rm. 827
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
07-Oct-2019
to 18-Nov-2019
Chang, Reynaldo
Register


(CMPT 1531) Designing Infographicswith Google Tools 0 credits    $72.43



Infographics are a powerful tool to communicate meaning in today's digital content ecosystem. As smartphone usage increases, people are consuming more information quickly - scanning and reading in a cursory fashion. In this environment text alone is no longer as effective, and it is increasingly necessary to capture the viewer's attention with visual content to deliver information and have it retained. Infographics are the perfect tool to do this as they are visually appealing, interactive, and easily understandable. They are the "hook" that makes viewers stop, take notice, and invites them to engage more substantively with information. Students will learn design principles for effective communication through infographics and will utilize data sets for designing charts through Google Drive. Participants are required to have Google Drive accounts. (3 hours)

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30490 DTN Rm. 714
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1000 - 1300
19-Oct-2019
Kim, Peter
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(MACD 1127) Illustrator Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



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.

(15 hours)

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class.

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Mac (recommended). 

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30159 DTN Rm. 914
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
26-Sep-2019
to 24-Oct-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(MACD 1130) Photoshop level 1 0 credits    $405.02



From photography to web design, this course will help you learn the basics of Photoshop. Learn how to use Photoshop for image editing, graphic design, digital painting, and typography. (15 hours)

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from DTN Campus Bookstore prior to course start date.

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Please note that this course is taught on a Mac.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30163 DTN Rm. 914
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
29-Oct-2019
to 26-Nov-2019
Fok, Tiffany
Register


(MACD 1136) Illustrator Level 2 0.0 credits    $405.02



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, creating 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.

(15 hours)

Prerequisite: Illustrator Level 1 or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognized Educational Provider program.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30160 DTN Rm. 914
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
07-Nov-2019
to 05-Dec-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(MACD 1162) Mobile Phone Photography 0 credits    $131.04



This course will teach you to take better pictures with your mobile phone's camera. Students will learn techniques to take better self-portraits (selfies), food, action, or landscapes photographs. Through the use of photography techniques and tools, learners will be able to increase the quality of images they take for sharing on social-media and other online platforms.

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CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30482 DTN Rm. 819
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
05-Oct-2019
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Creating Interactive Maps with Mapbox (CMPT 1525)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
Designing Infographicswith Google Tools (CMPT 1531)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $72.43
Google AdWords Training (CMPT 1450)
course schedule schedule
n/a credits $405.02
Google Fusion Tables: Creating Interactive Visualizations and Maps (CMPT 1521)
course schedule schedule
0 credits N/A
HTML/CSS Level 1 (CMPT 1401)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
HTML/CSS Level 2 (CMPT 1411)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
Illustrator Level 1 (MACD 1127)
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0 credits $405.02
Illustrator Level 2 (MACD 1136)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $405.02
InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
InDesign Level 2 (CMPT 1408)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
Introduction to WordPress (CMPT 1431)
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0 credits $180.80
Mobile Phone Photography (MACD 1162)
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0 credits $131.04
Photoshop Level 1 (CMPT 1403)
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0 credits $405.02
Photoshop level 1 (MACD 1130)
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0 credits $405.02
SEO and Google Analytics (CMPT 1420)
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0 credits $405.02
Social Media: Marketing and Branding (CMPT 1437)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $180.80
Visual Analytics with Tableau (CMPT 1511)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
Web Development with JavaScript (CMPT 1421)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $389.06
WordPress Web Design (CMPT 1430)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02


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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