SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2024 9:36:20 AMCIS 73.35C Course Outline as of Fall 2005

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Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 73.35CTitle:  ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR 3  
Full Title:  Adobe Illustrator 3
Last Reviewed:2/28/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR61.25
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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Advanced study of Adobe Illustrator graphics for print and web.

Course Completion of CS 71.11B ( or CIS 73.35B or CIS 73.36 or CIS 83.14B)

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Advanced study of Adobe Illustrator graphics for print and web.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CS 71.11B ( or CIS 73.35B or CIS 73.36 or CIS 83.14B)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:Fall 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Create customized Illustrator settings.
2. Compare the 3 levels of color management and properly apply them.
3. Transfer graphic images between Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign,
  and determine the best methodology for transfer.
4. Create charts and graphs from numeric data.
5. Design and apply simple actions.
6. Design and apply symbols.
7. Manage Illustrator layers.
8. Analyze graphic file formats (PDF, GIF, JPEG, PNG, Flash and SVG)
  file formats for print and web.
9. Create web graphics using web safe colors and pixel support.
10.Analyze a web navigational problem and solve it using an image map and
  Illustrator styles.
11.Correlate the relationship between a Flash animation and an Illustrator
12.Analyze and apply advanced printing techniques for commercial printing.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Illustrator commands and features
   A. Illustrator file formats: GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, SVG and SWF
   B. Customizing Illustrator with actions, preferences and templates
   C. Color management
   D. Advanced text formatting
      1. Working with Open Type fonts and missing fonts
      2. Advanced character and paragraph formatting
   E. Transferring Illustrator files to InDesign and Photoshop
   F. Advanced layers: managing layers, opacity masks, targeting
      and sublayers
   G. Other: Effects, styles, charts, clipping masks, Appearance
      palette, scripts, and 3-D mapping
II. Creating graphics for the web
   A. Image maps, slice tool, making buttons and Save for Web menu
   B. Flash graphics and animations
   C. Understanding SVG graphics
III. Advanced printing techniques
   A. Illustrator print features: separations, crop marks, transparency
      flattening, overprint techniques
   B. PDF file setting and working with PostScript printers
   C. Tiling and multiple pages

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1. Read approximately 20 pages per week from the textbook
2. Complete 10-15 assignments using Illustrator that demonstrate the
  outcomes and objectives previously stated
3. Create printed documents and PDF files to complete Illustrator projects
4. Complete 2-4 objective examinations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 60%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 50%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 60%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Illustrator CS Bible by Ted Alspach and Jennifer Alspach, John Wiley &
Sons, 2003.
Real World Adobe InDesign CS by Olav Kvern and David Blatner, Peachpit
Press, 2004

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