GRDSN 102: Design Technology I
Course Syllabus

Instructor: Greg Stiles | 509.533.3708 | gregs@spokanefalls.edu

Prerequisites:

A COMPASS reading assessment score of 80 or above or an ASSET reading score of 40 or above and concurrent enrollment in GRDSN 101, 102 or permission of instructor.

Concurrent enrollment:

GRDSN 101

Course Description:

This course is a basic introduction to the technology platform used in the design profession. Emphasis is on the operating system(s), computer operations, file types, format and management. Students learn fundamental software skills necessary to complete design projects. Content includes operation of page layout, drawing and scanning software applications.

Course Outline

Book: Graphic Design Solutions - Robin Landa

Teaching / Learning Strategies:
Activities include but are not limited to:

 

Attendance Policy:

Attendance is equivalant to on the job training. Attendance is crucial to your progress and will be taken at the beginning of every class. The attendance policy is as follows:


3 Credit Course:  More than 6 absences = 0.0
(This equates to missing 3 weeks of class time)

Two late attendances = one absence

Student Holidays for Reasons of Faith or Conscience (SSB 5173)
SCC/SFCC students are entitled to two days of excused absences per academic year for reasons of faith or conscience or for organized activities conducted under the auspices of a religious organization.  Students’ grades will not be adversely impacted by authorized absences under this policy, although students in courses with required community clinical and /or practicum experiences must fulfill these requirements to meet the licensure requirements of the program. All absences under this policy must be submitted to the Chief Academic Officer in writing at least two weeks prior to the desired absence, containing a precise explanation of how the requested holiday is related to a reason of faith, conscience or an organized activity conducted by a religious organization.  If deemed in alignment with the policy, the student will receive a document with date(s) of the approved absences (must be full days).  The student is solely responsible for ensuring the documentation authorizing the absence is provided to each of the instructors whose classes or assignments are affected by the absence.  The instructor(s) will determine, within two days after receiving the notification, what adjustments, if any, will need to be made for the student to make up assignments or tests missed during the absence(s), and the instructor may require that the student submit the assignment or take the test before or after the regularly scheduled date.  If the student fails to notify the instructor of an authorized absence under this policy, the instructor is not obligated to make accommodations.

Make-up Policy:

For an absence to be excused a student will need to communicate to their instructor via email prior to an absence.

Students need to complete any work missed by the next class period, or by instructor arrangement.

If the above criteria are not met the absence will be applied to the attendance policy.

Grading / Evaluation Policy:

Depending on the course, the instructor will supply a point based grading system or a scoring rubric to set “a standard of performance” to communicate the expectations of quality around specific exercises or projects.

In order to receive a grade for the course, all projects and exercises must be completed and received on the server by the end of the quarter.

Some courses are in sequence. If you receive a failing grade in a course, you may have to come back the following year to complete the SFCC Graphic Design A.A.S. degree.

Note: This course syllabus is only for the quarter listed above and the faculty may make appropriate changes. Also, future syllabi for this course may be different.

Campus Safety:
Community Colleges of Spokane is committed to the safety and well being of students, faculty, and staff. The entire community is responsible for cooperating with one another to create a healthy and safe environment. Unfortunately, the actions of some create problems for others. At all times when you are on campus, or involved in campus activities, be mindful of the security of your possessions and cautious of your personal safety. Please report any suspicious activities to any faculty or staff member. Registered sex offenders may be enrolled at, employed by this college, or are attending classes in this facility. Persons interested in seeking the identity of these person(s) may obtain further information from: http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54488

For SFCC student info see: Student Conduct Code

Revised 12/2015

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