Cerro Coso Community College

Cerro Coso Offering Digital Media Arts Online

Cerro Coso offering Digital Media Arts Online

Technology is a pervasive and growing force that continues to make an indelible impact on our world today. This fall, Cerro Coso Community College is offering a variety of digital media arts classes online designed to prepare students for employment or self-employment in the web industry.

DMA C102 (70560) – Digital Imaging - will instruct students on how to apply design principals and color theory in the design and enhancement of digital images, including rich web interface images, digital compositions, and digital photographs.

DMA C107 (70561) – Computer Illustrations - will enable students to develop computer illustration and design skills through visual design exercises and projects, including logos and marks, technical and creative illustrations, package designs, and simple graphic communications.

DMA C111 (70562) Fundamentals of Web Development is an entry-level course designed to provide students with the skills they need to create web pages in XHTML and CSS using a text editor. This course emphasizes current web standards which include code validation, semantics, and separating content from style.  Micro formats and modern web trends are also discussed.

DMA C119 (70563) Advanced Web Development will provide students with the skills to develop content for mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, etc.) using HTML5.  Particular emphasis is given to designing for small screens, including interface design, usability, and aesthetic style.

DMA 131 (72782) Digital Media Arts introduces digital video production techniques including: single camera operation and procedures, basic principles and techniques of sound and scriptwriting, and digital video editing.  Course topics include the operation of digital camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, post-production digital editing suites, concepts and techniques of nonlinear digital editing.

DMA C213 (70564) Web Development with PHP and MySQL provides students with the skills to create dynamic web pages with PHP and MySQL. Practical applications of PHP include Web form data processing, work with MySQL databases, and read and write text files.

Fall 2017 classes begin August 21, 2017.  Online students can begin logging in to classes as early as August 19th. Complete registration and class information is available on the web at www.cerrocoso.edu.  Or call the campus at 760-384-6219.