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CE Summer Class Schedule

Arts Division
    • Animation

      ANIM 100  Digital Paint and Ink
      3 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 71

      Illustration skills used in digital animation and game production. Focuses on digital illustration tools, including painting and drawing using vector and bitmap for animation environments.


      ANIM 131  Introduction to Game Design
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 71

      Introduction to game design including the principles, tools, and strategies for designing analog and computer games.

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    • Graphic Design

      ARTC 100  Fundamentals of Graphic Design
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ARTS 250)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 71
      Advisory: ARTD 15A and ARTD 20

      Fundamentals of graphic design for the commercial art industry. Technology, creativity, design, and production. Adobe Photoshop to produce effective commercial art.

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    • Photography

      PHOT 9  Digital Image Editing for Photographers
      3 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      Software and techniques including digital workflow practices, digital image editing, enhancing and retouching methods commonly used in photography.


      PHOT 10  Basic Digital and Film Photography
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      The basic mechanical, optical, and chemical principles of photography, including traditional darkroom techniques and digital image systems. Laboratory experience involves problems related to camera and image editing and output techniques.

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    • Radio

      R-TV 01  Introduction to Electronic Media
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54   
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

      History, structure, function, economics, content, and evolution of radio, television, film, the Internet, and new media. Includes the social, political, regulatory, ethical, and occupational impact of the electronic media.


      R-TV 18  Introduction to Screenwriting
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54   
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

      Screenwriting for television and motion picture production. Includes characterization, visualization, structure, and form.

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    • Television & Film

      R-TV 32  Social Media in Broadcasting
      3 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 54

      Creating compelling online content and properly using social media to engage and grow a radio, television (TV), or podcast audience on the Internet. Emphasis on proper management of social media presence through branding and how broadcast companies and performers use social media to compete in the new media marketplace.

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    • Audio Arts

      MUSA 100  Fundamentals of Audio Technology
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: CMUS 100 X)
      (May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      Fundamental terminology, equipment, techniques, and technical concepts related to audio technology. Topics include the basic principles and practices of signal flow, analog audio, digital audio, computer workstations, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), synthesis, and sound recording utilizing modern hardware and software. These topics will be explored from a technical perspective.


      MUSA 110  Acoustics for Audio Production
      3 Units (Degree Applicable)
      (May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      Scientific and practical concepts of acoustic sound for audio production. Topics include the science of sound, sound generation, sound in the free field, acoustic spaces, psychoacoustics, and techniques for acoustic management. Students will be able to critically analyze acoustic phenomena and apply this knowledge in audio production settings.


      MUSA 120  Electronic Music
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: CMUS 110 X)
      (May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      Creative techniques and elements of electronic audio. Topics include digital audio workstations, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI), synthesis, sampling, sequencing, editing, composition, arranging, and mixing. Compositions are expected of students utilizing electronic audio techniques.


      MUSA 130  Business of Audio Production
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, C-ID #: CMUS 140 X)
      (May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
      Lecture: 54

      Business and legal aspects of the audio industry. Topics include contracts, publishing, licensing, distribution, and copyright. In addition, the duties and responsibilities of producers, agents, managers, promoters, and performing artists will be examined. Students will gain a firm understanding of past and current business practices related to audio production.

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    • Theater Tech

      THTR 14  Stagecraft
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: THTR 171)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      Theory and practice of scenery construction, scenic painting, and stage rigging. Practical work in scene construction and rigging with the opportunity to perform these tasks in actual theater situations.

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Business Division
    • Business Management

      BUSM 51  Principles of International Business
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54   
      Advisory: BUSO 5 or Eligibility for ENGL 68

      International business environment with a global perspective. Introduces global viewpoints across the full spectrum of business functions, including, but not limited to: accounting, finance, human resources, management, operations, production, purchasing, and strategic planning.


      BUSM 52  Principles of Exporting and Importing
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54   
      Advisory: BUSO 5 or Eligibility for ENGL 68

      Practical information needed to participate in activities related to the exporting and importing of goods and services. Includes vocabulary, acronyms, trends, regulations, regional agreements, documentation, and challenges related to the exporting and importing of goods and services.


      BUSM 66  Small Business Management
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54

      Organizing, starting, and operating a small business enterprise. Emphasis on entrepreneurial applications in a small business environment.

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      BUSS 50  Retail Store Management and Merchandising
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54

      Principles and practices used in the management and merchandising of retail stores. Includes critical buying function, merchandising, promotional techniques, site selection, layout, staffing, market positioning, and customer service.

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    • Child Development

      CHLD 1  Child, Family, School and Community
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CDEV 110)
      Lecture: 54   
      Advisory: AMLA 1A or ENGL 1A or ENGL 1AM

      Home, child, school, and community relationships as they pertain to the historical and contemporary perspectives on the education and socialization of children. Family systems and community resources and the influences of age, gender, culture, diverse abilities, socioeconomic status, and public policies factors that affect children and families.

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    • Computer Information Systems (CIS)

      CISB 11  Computer Information Systems
      3.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: BUS 140, ITIS 120)
      UC Credit Limitation

      Lecture: 54   Lab: 27

      Overview of computer information systems including computer hardware, software, networking, programming, databases, Internet, security, systems analysis, ethics, and problem solving using business applications.


      CISB 15  Microcomputer Applications
      3.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
      Lecture: 54   Lab: 27

      Windows operating system (OS) and applications, simple business examples using up-to-date browser, word processing, spreadsheet, database management and presentation software, and integration of software applications.

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      CISN 21  Windows Operating System
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54   
      Advisory: CISB 11 or CISB 15

      Windows operating system installation and performance tweaking, including hardware and software issues, Windows system files, and Windows security.

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      CISP 10  Principles of Object-Oriented Design
      2.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 27   Lab: 54
      Advisory: CISP 11 or CISP 21 or CISP 31 or CISP 41

      Object-oriented design, patterns, and use of Unified Modeling Language (UML) in different programming languages that will enable students to build large packages and business applications. The course also covers Agile and Scrum methodologies.


      CISP 41  Programming in C#
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54   
      Corequisite: CISP 41L
      Advisory: CISB 11 and CISB 15 and CISP 10

      Programming in C# using Windows Forms and Web Forms. Course covers control structures (loops, if statements, and switch blocks), database access, multiple forms, and object-oriented programming concepts. Student must be enrolled in CISP 41L, a concurrent lab co-requisite.

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    • Culinary Arts

      CUL 101  Professional Cooking Foundations
      3 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 54

      Foundational skills required for future culinary course work. Topics include professionalism, food safety, menus and recipes, equipment identification, knife care and use, weights and measures, culinary nutrition, and principles of cooking.

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    • Family & Consumer Sciences

      FCS 80  Personal Financial Planning
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54

      Integrative approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. Students will examine their relationships with money, set personal goals, and develop a plan to meet those goals. Topics include consumerism, debt, healthcare, investing, retirement, long-term care, disability, death, and taxes. Students may not earn credit for both BUSA 71 and FCS 80.

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    • Hospitality Management

      HRM 51  Introduction to Hospitality
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: HOSP 100)
      Lecture: 54   
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

      Overview of structure and financial performance of hospitality industry; food and lodging, resorts, tourism enterprises, attractions and related operations. Focus on orientation to customer service, cultural and economic trends, and career opportunities.


      HRM 52  Food Safety and Sanitation
      2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: HOSP 110)
      Lecture: 36   
      Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

      Sanitation practices affecting individual and commercial food service operations. Prevention and control of foodborne illnesses through flow of food and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) management. Also includes study of worker safety. Students will take a nationally recognized Food Safety Manager Certification exam as part of this course.

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    • Interior Design

      ID 10  Introduction to Interior Design
      2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 36

      Interior design and the planning of total interior environments that meet individual, functional, and environmental needs. Field trips may be required.

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Humanities & Social Science Division
    • Geography

      GEOG 10  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: GEOG 155)
      Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

      Principles, theory, and operations of geographic information systems (GIS), including geospatial data models, analytical functions, data quality, map design and visual communication, and social and environmental applications of GIS.

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Natural Sciences Division
    • Agriculture

      AGAG 1  Food Production, Land Use, and Politics - A Global Perspective
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
      Lecture: 54

      Surveys the world's food producing systems in terms of economic, political, and cultural forces. Emphasizes ethical, sustainable food producing agriculture.

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      AGOR 1  Horticultural Science
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: AG-PS 104)
      Lecture: 54

      Horticulture skills and techniques for use in gardening, nursery, and landscape applications. Emphasis on propagation, cultural practices, and the study of plant relationships, structure, growth and development. Off-campus meetings required.

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    • Geology

      GEOL 9  Environmental Geology
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
      Lecture: 54   
      Advisory: ENGL 1A and (GEOL 1 or GEOL 8)

      Human interactions with the geological environment. Relevant aspects of the geological environment and the problems currently caused by humans as they use the earth and its resources. Geologic hazards, including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and subsidence. Emphasis on geological viewpoints concerning waste disposal, pollution, geothermal energy, fossil fuels, and mining. Geologic practices related to sound land management, conservation of resources, and protection of the environment. Field trips required.

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Technology & Health Division Division
    • Welding

      WELD 40  Introduction to Welding
      2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 18   Lab: 54

      Fundamentals of welding processes related to the areas of fabrication, construction, machine tool, aerospace, and the transportation industries.


      WELD 70A  Beginning Arc Welding
      3 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 18   Lab: 108

      Develops manipulative skills and techniques for shielded metal arc (SMAW) and flux cored arc (FCAW) welding processes in the flat and horizontal positions using AC and DC welding currents on carbon steel.

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    • Electronics & Computer Technology

      CNET 60  A+ Certification Preparation
      2 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 36   
      Advisory: CNET 50 and CNET 52

      Prepares the student and qualified computer technician for the A+ certification examination. All aspects of the A+ Essentials and A+ Practical Application test modules will be stressed through both lecture review and test simulation software.


      CNET 62  Network+ Certification Preparation
      2 Units (Degree Applicable)
      Lecture: 36   
      Advisory: CNET 56

      Prepares the student or A+ certified technician for the Network+ (Net+) certification examination. Includes Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and implementing, installing, maintaining, and supporting networks.

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    • Addiction Studies

      AD 1  Alcohol and Drug Dependency
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: ADS 110 X)
      Lecture: 54

      Presents an overview of alcohol and chemical dependencies and ramifications. Explores the impact these dependencies have upon the individual's social, psychological, economic, and physiological well-being as well as community and family concerns. Examines the myths, images, and stereotypes about substances and substance abusers. Explores various approaches to recovery. Includes familiarization with terms.

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    • Administration of Justice

      ADJU 1  The Administration of Justice System
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: AJ 110)
      Lecture: 54

      History and philosophy of the justice system, subsystems, roles, relationships and theories of crime causation and correction.

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    • Fire Technology

      FIRE 1  Fire Protection Organization
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54

      Careers in fire protection and related fields, history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, and public, quasi-public, and private fire protection services. Also includes specific fire protection functions and fire behavior, suppression, and extinguishment.

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    • Health Careers

      MEDI 90  Medical Terminology
      3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
      Lecture: 54

      This course is an introduction to the use and meaning of the medical terminology used in various allied health fields.

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