Summer and Fall 2018 Advising Information

Most important thing: Summer and Fall registration happens at the same time, starting May 14th for current students and May 29th for new students. Make sure you sign up for both quarters at that time otherwise the next most important thing will come into play.

Most next important thing: It is a very good idea to register as soon as you're allowed to. Late registration will cause headaches with a lot of closed and nearly full classes. This message has been the same for...like...ever.

Special notes for this advising season:

  • The bulletins are all online here: my.pierce.ctc.edu/webapps/classsched/scheduleViewCredit.aspx and remember it has an option to save classes to a list so you can, well, make a list of courses you're interested in. To add a course to a class list, just open up the "Class Information" link and you're find a nice hidden button that will allow you to make as long or as short of a shopping list of courses that you want. Just don't forget to print it out or click the Share button and send it to yourself.
  • You can go here: my.pierce.ctc.edu/WebApps/MyPierce/StudentLogin.aspx to find your registration time and you can go here: my.pierce.ctc.edu/webapps/StuIntent/registration.aspx to register for classes.
  • You can get your RAC (Registration Access Codes) from Martin by stopping by his office (Oly 313 on the Fort Steilacoom campus) or emailing him. For Summer and Fall registration you'll log in and choose one quarter to register for and then after you're finish you'll need to log in again to choose the other quarter to register for.
  • All 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 normal summer quarter track for all daytime Digital Design students is to take the following 13 credits (for evening students there are no grounded Digital Design offerings, just the online DDSGN 120 and the new DDSGN 180 so talk to your advisor for options.):
    • DDSGN 120, Production Management (3 credits - ONLINE)
    • DDSGN 160, Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop (5 credits)
    • DDSGN 170, Fundamentals of Video Production and DVD Authoring (5 credits)
  • There is one class being offered online this summer that can count for the Choose Three area of the Associates in Digital Design, or can substitute for other requirements (see your advisor for more info):

    DDSGN 180 - Fundamentals of 3D Game Design.

    The course uses Unity 3D that is available for FREE in a personal use. We'll also have the latest version available in the Olympic 302 lab on the Fort Steilacoom campus. Here's the course description:

    • Learn how to make high quality 3D video games using Unity 3D. Students will learn game development design principles and practices. Learn how to create, acquire, modify and integrate assets such as sounds, music and 3D models all while learning how to build interactive 3D worlds.
  • The normal fall quarter track for all daytime Digital Design students is to take the following 10 credits:

    • DDSGN 150, Web Design and CSS (5 credits - online)
    • DDSGN 210, Fundamentals of Interactive Media (5 credits)
    • Plus one additional if needing full time
  • The normal fall quarter track for all evening Digital Design students is to take the following 13 credits:

    • DDSGN 120, Production Management (3 credits online)
    • DDSGN 140, Fundamentals of 3D Modeling and Animation (5 credits)
    • DDSGN 160, Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop (5 credits)
  • There are two classes being offered online this fall that can count for the Choose Three area of the Associates in Digital Design, or can substitute for other requirements (see your advisor for more info):

    • BUS 134 - Introduction to Social Media
      • Students explore emerging social media technologies and processes and study their application in a variety of contemporary organization and business settings. Students will explore how businesses evaluate and use social media as well as how to use and author content for such online tools such as blogs, microblogs, collaboration mechanisms, podcasts, RSS-feeds, video, bookmarking, and other emerging web technologies. The course will also study how to use these technologies to monitor conversations on the Internet, engage online communities, identify influencers, and establish thought leadership.
    • BUS 135 - Introduction to Online Marketing
      • How organizations use online marketing strategies including websites, media sharing, social media networking, search engine optimization, and online advertising to market goods and services.
  • 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 that can substitute for a Digital Design degree Art requirement. Classes not on our list, like ART 107 (Photography) ART 204 (Watercolor,) and ART 211 (Beginning Sculpture) can NOT count towards the Digital Design degree. Students can take them for fun or personal enrichment, but they do NOT substitute for a degree requirement.
  • The Fall cheat sheet has a check list for the Digital Design degree, since we know some of you like check lists.
  • During the summer Martin will only be on campus Mondays and Wednesdays until the third week of August as he is on part time status. At the end of the summer Pierce College welcomes aboard Leigh Rooney who will be taking over the Digital Design program when Martin retires.

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