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Course Descriptions

DESIGN G101 - 2 Units
Introduction to Design

This is an introductory course for both the general interest and design major student. It provides a survey of design in contemporary society including a variety of design career options. Design theory, practices and overview of art and design history will be covered. Emphasis will be on experiencing design through lecture, lab, field observations and projects. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G105 - 3 Units
Introduction to Design Materials and Technical Processes

This is an introductory hands-on course that enables students to apply their design ideas to plastics, wood and metal. Appropriate safety instruction for both hand and basic power tools is included. Lectures include information on safety, machine operation, basic materials, processes, fasteners, adhesives and finishes. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G131 - 3 Units
Perspective and Rendering Systems

This course provides the fundamentals of drawing detailed perspective systems and fundamental rendering techniques commonly used by designers for accurate and dramatic presentations. The course emphasis is on understanding and developing proper perspective techniques. Basic rendering techniques are introduced. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G132 - 3 Units
Rendering and Perspective Systems

The emphasis of this course is on progressive rendering techniques. Fundamentals of drawing detailed perspective systems are also reviewed. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G150 - 3 Units
Design Drafting

This course provides an introduction to manual and computer aided drafting. Includes descriptive geometry; mechanism sketching; orthographic and isometric drafting; blueprint reading, printing and plotting. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

DESIGN G154 - 3 Units
Modeling and Prototyping Techniques

Advisories: Design G105/Art G192
This is an intermediate course in the materials, processes and techniques for creating 3D mock-ups, models and prototypes used by designers. Students will use plastics, wood, metal and other materials for their presentation displays. Appropriate safety instruction for studio equipment is included. Lectures and demonstrations include advanced techniques in model making and finishing. This course may be taken 4 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.


DESIGN G170 - 3 Units
Introduction to 2D and 3D Digital Design

Advisories: Design G150
This course is an introduction to PC based 2D and 3D software used by designers. Lectures, demonstrations and coursework allow students to develop professional-quality, original artwork and digital images. This hands-on course focuses on introducing students to the basic tools and techniques used for creating and editing digital photographs and images. Students will be able to generate virtual 2D and 3D projects and subsequently utilize rapid prototyping techniques for making solid models. This course may be taken 4 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.


DESIGN G232 - 3 Units
Rapid Visualization Techniques

Advisories: Design G131 and G132, or completion of either G131 or G132 with concurrent enrollment in the other.
This course provides an introduction to technical drawing and rapid visualization techniques for the presentation of design concepts employed by professional design studios. This course may be taken 2 times. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU.

DESIGN G250 - 3 Units
Portfolio Development, Review and Critique

This course is for students who want to compile their design work into a portfolio that will catch the attention of a portfolio review committee, prospective employer or client. The emphasis of this course is on competitive portfolio development. This course will allow student to update their skills and portfolio to the most current design career standards. Lectures and demonstrations cover aspects of design portfolio planning and production. This course may be taken 4 times. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.