ITC298 Syllabus - pending


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Course Description

This course covers the basics of Adobe Illustrator CS4 for PC. You will learn how to use the various tools for drawing, painting, text, layout, wireframing, and more.


Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of ITC298 Illustrator, you will be able to:

  • Use effective time management planning and good communications to work effectively.
  • Understand the difference between vector and pixel graphics
  • Use and manipulate vector objects and text
  • Draw using the pen and brushes
  • Use filters, layers, and other effects
  • Use Illustrator for layout and web site-related wireframing
  • Create various web site-related graphics
  • Understand uses for Illustrator and how output relates to a larger design/production workflow


Course Details


Required Text: Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book by Adobe Creative Team


Required Materials: Minimum 2 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, notebook for print-outs, 7 days/week internet access, e-mail capability, student login & password, Studiobast E-Learning access.


Presentation: Discussions, demos, and hands-on tutorials in US English.


Evaluation Methods: Your final grade will be a culmination of your class assignments, quizzes, tasks, and participation. See Class FAQ's.

Attendance and Participation: Students are expected to participate in lecture, discussions and lab time


  • Assignments will prepare students to create a Final Project to be presented in class at quarter’s end
  • Assignments will be "assigned" according to the website schedule and discussed/demoed in class
  • Assignments will be "due" according to the assignment pages
  • Assignments will be marked down 33% the 1st day they are late, and 100% the 2nd day
  • Students are responsible for understanding/following the assignment information on assignment pages
  • Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the class website and tools, and checking them regularly. See Class FAQ's.
  • Students are also responsible for noting/ following assignment information given in class
  • Students are also responsible for learning, securing, and using a server for uploading work.
  • Students are also responsible for accessing, checking, and using the Studiobast E-Learning tool for keeping up with their current grades, quizzes, uploads, etc.
  • Students are completely responsible for contacting instructor in person (during class or when scheduled) or by e-mail to note if there is a concern with any due date. No contact, no grade revisions/redos.



For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled.


SCCC Tutoring Center:
Location: SCCC Library
Hours: Check for current quarter's hours.


ADA Confirmation


(Americans with Disabilities Act) If you need course adaptations or Accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to share with me, or if you need or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me ASAP. Thanks!!