2 Technical Writing/Graphic Design Tools and Technologies for Technical Writers This course includes traditional classroom sessions and instruction using text. You will learn the introductory skills needed to make information usable: create books and PDF files using Adobe FrameMaker, design a web page, create an online help system using (MadCap Flare) and convert XML to HTML. A segment on open source technology will also be covered. Well-developed writing skills, solid MS Windows computer skills, and an aptitude for learning new technology is required. It is helpful participants have basic knowledge of HTML or XML. Topics Covered: Usability, Mark-up languages, authoring information for print, PDF, and electronic distribution. This course is part of MCC’s Technical Writing Certificate Program but participants may register for this class as a stand-alone course. To enroll email morins@middlesex.mass.edu (63 hours) $1,499 1/25 - 5/10 6:00pm - 9:45pm R B HOEBER CAR 790 30 12327 AR 108 No class March 22 Begin learning the fundamental principles of graphic design using Microsoft Word and Google Docs in this hands-on certificate program. Learn the basics of graphic design and how to implement these tools. The listing below represents the order the classes occur throughout the semester. Students will receive a certificate upon completion. (18 hours) $229 2/28 - 4/11 6:00pm - 9:00pm W B NOËL TEC 662 30 19120 AR 102 No Class March 21 Graphic Design for Non-Designer Certificate Designing 101 What does C.R.A.P. stand for and how does it apply to graphic design? You will learn the four basic principles of graphic design marketing, contrast, repetition, alignment, and proximity. Looking at these basic principles, you will begin to discuss how this can be implemented into a business plan. (3 hours) Designing 101 cont. A continuation of Designing 101 with more in-depth discussion on designing your portfolio. (3 hours) Technical Writing Certificate Program MCC’s Technical Writing Certificate Program provides students with the skills and tools to clearly and accurately inform users about technical information. In this 120-hour (two semester) post graduate non-credit certificate program, students will learn how to conduct audience and task analysis, work with subject matter experts, understand product documents and the product-development cycle, write clear procedures, review and revise technical information, manage projects and make content usable. Also covered are HTML and XML and tools for authoring information for electronic and print distribution (Adobe FrameMaker, MadCap). Through lecture, online learning, and projects, students will create a portfolio featuring samples of their work. Technology Requirement: Solid MS Windows and access to a MS Windows Operating System are required. Technical skills such as FrameMaker, MadCap Flare and HTML will be learned in-class. Students must have an aptitude for learning new technology. Applications are open for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018. Branding Your Business Think you need a large budget and marketing firm to brand your business? Think again! This class will break down the branding process into easy-toexecute steps to create a winning and successful business brand and mission statement. (3 Hours) Stationary Designing Building upon your knowledge of C.R.A.P. and your business brand, learn how to create letters, business cards, PowerPoint presentations, etc. that will be effective and polished. (3 Hours) Advertising and Designing for Media Learn to create fliers, advertisements, posters, etc. that incorporate your business brand and the basic graphic design concepts that represent your business. (3 hours) Design Portfolio For more info or to apply contact Sheila Morin morins@middlesex.mass.edu or https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining/techwrite Building upon the previous 5 modules, create a design portfolio for your business marketing needs and get feedback from your instructor. Students should come prepared with their graphic design portfolio. (3 Hours) Community Education and Career Training www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining • 1-800-818-3434.