Fall Term at COCC is here!

The air is getting crisp, jacket and boot weather is near, and the classes at Central Oregon Community College are starting up!

This week, we are starting Beginning Illustrator for Mac, two sessions on Monday and Wednesday (Sept. 23 & 25). and WordPress, Getting Started on Sept. 24 & 26.

What’s involved, you ask?

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard for graphic design. Part of the Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator focuses on drawing in vectors, which enable the resulting graphic to be enlarged to virtually any size without the pixelization often seen when enlarging a rasterized image (think PHOTOS). As most of us know, if you try to make a photo bigger, it will look pretty rough. Even some logos are mistakenly made as an image instead of a vector graphic — which is detrimental, because we often need logos and graphics to be resized without loss of clarity. In our Beginning Illustrator class, we learn the essential drawing tools, discover what formats are vector and what are raster, and show you a few tricks for working with text and photos.

In WordPress, Getting Started, it’s the ideal class for those who want to build a website but don’t know what a domain is, or why you need hosting and SSL. In this class, I give you guidance on places to buy them whether you’re on a budget or not, and educate you on all those pesky technical terms. Then, I help each student purchase their domain, hosting, email and SSL, and show you how to install WordPress. WordPress is the global leader in content management systems, a powerful platform that can give you the simplest and cleanest website, right up to powerful eCommerce sites and news sites like CNN. This Getting Started class is the critical first step to having the website framework that you’ll need for the next class, WordPress Beginning, which starts Oct. 8 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday till Oct. 24.

Our classes are nice small groups, which means everyone gets plenty of attention and you don’t have to worry about being left behind. I make sure everyone gets help, guaranteed. We have fun, we develop friendships with other students, and learn a whole lot in the process.

Intrigued? We have classes every semester. Find one that works with your schedule and come join us!