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MIC102P Syllabus


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This course provides an introduction to pixel graphics via Adobe Photoshop CS3 on a PC.


To succeed in these classes, you need to come prepared - be able to answer YES to all these requirements.



Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MIC102p, you will be able to:

  • understand the difference between pixel and vector graphics
  • understand how to use and manipulate objects
  • understand how to use and manipulate text
  • understand how to touch up and modify photos using tools and filters
  • understand uses for Photoshop and how output relates to a larger design/production workflow


Course Details


Recommended Text: Photoshop CS3 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart, by Elaine Wienmann & Peter Lourkekas


Required Materials: Minimum 1 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, notebook for print-outs, e-mail capability, student login & password, Moodle student login


Presentation: Discussions, demos, handouts and hands-on tutorials


Evaluation Methods: Your final grade will be a culmination of your Class Assignments.

Attendance and Participation: 50%, mandatory with active participation. Assignments: 50%. Students are expected to participate in lecture, discussions and lab time.


  • Assignments will prepare students to create a Final Client 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 "due" according to the assignment pages and marked down 33% 1st day late, and 100% after with no makeup.
  • Students are responsible for understanding/following the assignment information on assignment pages
  • Students also responsible for noting/ following assignment information given in class
  • Students also responsible for learning, securing, and using a server for uploading work.
  • Students are responsible for contacting instructor in person (during class or when scheduled) or by e-mail to note if there is a problem 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 Autumn hours.


ADA Confirmation:


(Americans with Disabilities Act) If you need course adaptations or Accommodations because of wa 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.