GRDSN 212: Design Tech V Syllabus
Course Syllabus

Instructor: John Mujica


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 211 or permission of instructor.

Course Description:

Students explore the production aspects of realistic graphic design projects and the technical issues that develop within their own designs. In conjunction with GRDSN 211 students develop production techniques and solutions to various media.

This is an intermediate level course that prepares students for work in the print and interactive media industries. Through projects assigned in GRDSN 211, students use Macintosh computers to refine and render visual images. This course focuses on solving technical problems and producing digital artwork to send to a service bureau or internet service provider. Students are evaluated on the completion of competencies for each project. The projects focus on the logic of page layout, image manipulation and vector drawing.

Course Outline

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


Attendance Policy:

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
4 Credit Course:  More than 8 absences = 0.0

Two late attendances = one absence.

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. In order to receive a passing grade, at least one project has to meet the final technology due date.

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.


Revised 12/12/2013

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