Spring 2018 Advising Information

Download the Spring 2018 Advising 101 Cheat Sheet.

If you have questions, contact Brian Martin at bmartin@pierce.ctc.edu or 253-964-6473. Advising season gets rather busy so make sure to ask questions well in advance of when you need answers.

Most important thing: Register as close to your assigned time as possible. Late registration will cause headaches with a lot of closed and nearly full classes.

Special notes for this advising season: 

The bulletins are all online here: https://my.pierce.ctc.edu/webapps/classsched/scheduleViewCredit.aspx and it has an option to save a class to a list so you can make a list of courses you're interested in. To add a course to a class list, just open up the "Details" link and you'll find a nice hidden button that will "Add Class to List." Just don't forget to print it out as if you navigate to another page your list will go away. It will also make a nice weekly schedule graph.

You can go here: https://my.pierce.ctc.edu/WebApps/MyPierce/StudentLogin.aspx to find your registration time and you can go here: https://my.pierce.ctc.edu/webapps/StuIntent/registration.aspx to register for classes. 

All new Pierce College students are required to complete COLLEGE 110 within their first two quarters at Pierce. If this is you, make note of that; otherwise, they will not allow you to register. 

The suggested spring quarter track for all starting Digital Design students is to take the following 8 credits (which are evening classes):

  • DDSGN 110 - Introduction to Graphic Design and Rich Media (5 credits)
  • DDSGN 121 - Layout Design and Publishing (3 credits)
  • Plus at least 4 credits additional if needing full time

The suggested spring quarter track for all second quarter Digital Design students is to take the following 10 credits:

  • DDSGN 130 - Graphic Design II (5 credits)
  • DDSGN 140 - Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Animation (5 credits)
  • Plus at least 2 credits additional if needing full time.

The suggested spring quarter track for all second year Digital Design students is to take the following as part of their course load:

  • DDSGN 230 - Integrated Digital Design II (5 credits - online)

Second year students that wish to finish Spring quarter would also need to take the DDSGN 220 - Integrated Digital Design I (5 credits hybrid) if they did not take it winter quarter.

Spring quarter sees three enhancement classes being offered. These can both count towards the "Choose Three" part of the degree or can substitute for other classes (see your advisor):

  • DDSGN 151 - Web Design with WordPress (5 credits online) 
    Develop skills necessary to implement and maintain a web site using WordPress, a Content Management System (CMS.) Students will install and modify templates, create efficient site navigation using menus, organize a site using components and enhance a site with plugins. Students are also introduced to basic principles of site management, business strategies and information architecture.
  • DDSGN 211 - Animation for the Web with Adobe Animate (5 credits online)
    Development of a variety of techniques to create 2D animations using Adobe Animate. Students will practice a variety of animation theories and techniques and analyze their impact on an audience. This course will review the technical and historical evolution of animation.
  • BUS 135 - Introduction to Online Marketing (5 credits Online)
    How organizations use online marketing strategies including websites, media sharing, social media networking, search engine optimization, and online advertising to market goods and services.

For this quarter there is a Monday - Thursday gap from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM so students can fit in the JOURN 102 or BUS 240 or another class that's offered around the noon hour. Transfer students are reminded to not take BUS 240, but take PSYC& 100 (see Martin for details.)

Credit Load Note: If you're working (i.e., you have a job) remember each college class is approximate a 15 hour a week commitment for each 5 credits. Do the math and only take a credit load that will allow you time to be successful.

As always you can take an advanced ART (like 112, 113, 202 or 203) and those can substitute for a Digital Design "Choose Three" degree requirement. Classes not on our list, like ART 107 (Photography) or ART 204 (Watercolor) can NOT count towards the Digital Design degree. Students can take it for fun or personal enrichment, but it does NOT substitute for a degree requirement.

The Spring cheat sheet has a check list for the Digital Design degree, since we know some of you like check lists.

If you have questions, contact Brian Martin at bmartin@pierce.ctc.edu or 253-964-6473. Advising season gets rather busy so make sure to ask questions well in advance of when you need answers.

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Brian Martin
253-964-6473