Successful completion of the course requires reliable access to the Adobe Creative Suite software (Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign).
Any version from CS4 forward is supported.
For enrolled students, many educational discounts are available. A good source is www.journeyed.com. To learn what the requirements are and how to submit proof for the discount, see their Purchase Requirement page. Adobe also has discounts available for education at their Creative Cloud for Students page.
There are different versions of the software available from www.adobe.com
Make sure the version you will be using has the 3 programs listed above.
CC (Creative Cloud) is the current version if you are buying it.The system requirements are specific, students are advised to check system requirements before purchasing. City College lab and faculty are supporting CC Students using certain versions may sometimes need to follow some additional instructions (that will be provided in the course) to save files for instructor review.
There are no required textbooks. CC titles should be available. Check with the bookstore for most recent versions. Online sources may be best for older versions. Adobe TV online is a great, free way to find tutorials on the class material outside of the course.
Visual Quickstart Guide, Illustrator CC for Windows and Macintosh, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas, Peachpit Press.
Visual Quickstart Guide, Photoshop CC for Windows and Macintosh, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas, Peachpit Press.
and Visual Quickstart Guide, InDesign CC for Windows and Macintosh, Sandee Cohen, Peachpit Press,.
Adobe Press offers many excellent titles on these and related subjects. Visual Quickstart also has many other related titles. These books are good for reference, and some step by step guides but not as easy for reading alone.
You must use a supported Internet browser in order to successfully work in Blackboard Learn 9.1, the online course management system for this course. The recommended browser to use for the course is Mozilla's Firefox.
Students may also need Adobe Flash Player. Click here for Free download.
If you don't already have Acrobat Reader, Click here for Free download.
It is strongly recommended that students orient themselves to the new Blackboard Learn 9.1 used to deliver the course material. Here is a link to the tutorials and other resources https://www.sdccdonline.net/students/training
See District Online Schedule for official list of required and optional textbooks and materials for this class.
Purchase Textbooks Online at the SDCCD Online Bookstore