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Adobe After Effects Level 1: Introduction


Adobe After Effects is the industry-standard tool for designing professional motion graphics and digital visual effects for use in film, television, and web video. Motion-graphics professionals, visual effects artists, and other professionals use animations and composites created in After Effects everywhere from your local news station to Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films.

During this three-day training course, students will discover the tools and techniques necessary to create high-quality motion graphics in After Effects. We will start with the basics -- importing footage, adding effects, and animating a composition -- and then progress to creating a brand-new composition using content from Adobe Illustrator, built-in effects, layering, and transparency. The combination of animated text, layers, and custom shapes will soon coalesce into a full multimedia presentation – and perhaps a cornerstone of your professional portfolio.

Students will learn the secrets behind the movie magic of green screens and special effects -- how to utilize masks, keying effects and the Roto Brush tool to create these complex compositions. We will use the Roto Brush tool to isolate objects and either change the background or apply effects to the foreground. Our course concludes with lessons on color correction and 3D camera tracking.

Prerequisites: Some experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Premiere Pro is beneficial but not required for success.

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    After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the After Effects interface and identify how the different tools are used in the workflow
  • Create basic animations and special effects using presets
  • Manipulate key frames and layers to add production value to a project
  • Add professional touches to projects by creating, importing, and animating text
  • Distinguish the impact between parenting layers versus nesting compositions
  • Generate composites using transparency, mattes, and other effects
  • Harness the power of motion tracking to create compositions with movement
  • Define transparency with keying to easily remove backgrounds
  • Clean up footage by removing unwanted elements and correcting colors
  • Enhance 2D footage with the 3D elements using the 3D camera tracker

Section: ADOBE-AE-LVL1 (20JUL17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 20, 2017 End Date: Jul 22, 2017 Tuition: $995.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe Captivate Level 1: Introduction

Adobe Captivate is the go-to tool for creating interactive eLearning content. If you are in education, you may be interested in using Captivate in your classroom to produce high-quality online learning tools for students to help them absorb and retain information from your courses. If you work in business or human resources, you can use Captivate to create engaging training modules that will help your company achieve its training and development goals. Students in this course will learn how to create soft-skills lessons, produce software demonstrations, and create interactive training simulations. You will also learn how to enhance the learner’s experience by adding interactive elements, test their learning with quizzes, and publish the project so learners can access it on virtually any device, including their mobile phones and tablets.

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After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Create both eLearning and mLearning projects from the ground up
  • Customize captions, styles and timing
  • Utilize images and smart shapes to enhance a project
  • Manipulate pointer paths and curser images
  • Utilize Buttons, click boxes and text entry boxes to enhance learner interaction
  • Create and enhance audio
  • Add video, animation and special effects to a Captivate project
  • Integrate existing Microsoft PowerPoint projects into Captivate
  • Create a simple quiz and deliver the results to an on-line server
  • Publish a completed project for use in a number of environments

Section: ADOBE-CP-LVL1 (08JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 08, 2017 End Date: Jun 09, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Adobe Premiere Pro Level 1: Introduction


Adobe Premiere Pro is the industry-leading video editing application, utilized everywhere from major cable news networks to Academy Award-nominated films.

Throughout this two-day training course, students will discover the essential tools and techniques necessary to take a video project from planning to production. Participants will create a new Premiere Pro project from scratch by importing clips from various sources and adding content from other Adobe products including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Students will organize media assets including videos, images, and audio – and then use Premiere Pro’s tools to harness and assemble these raw elements into a video sequence by trimming clips, adding audio, and creating stylized transitions. Advanced editing techniques involving motion effects will also be covered in order to add professional touches to projects. Other topics include: editing multi-camera video shoots, creating title sequences, and publishing completed videos for (almost) all purposes and mediums.

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After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Navigate the Premiere Pro interface and identify its many elements and tools
  • Create an effective, customized editing interface using workspaces
  • Develop dynamic title sequences to add production value to a project
  • Add, move, trim, and edit video and audio clips in the video timeline
  • Create a cuts-only video without relying on optical effects
  • Employ motion effects to scale, rotate, and reposition clips
  • Assemble a video using storyboard edits to quickly assemble clips
  • Dramatize clips using both subtle and stylize video transitions
  • Explain the export options in Premiere Pro and their most common uses
  • Use and give examples of high-speed editing techniques to optimize workflow

Prerequisites: Students must possess basic computer skills. Some experience with other Adobe software will be beneficial, but it is not required.

Section: ADOBE-PR-LVL1 (10JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 10, 2017 End Date: Jun 17, 2017 Tuition: $695.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Michael Snodgrass Register

Powerful Presentations: Create, Design, Succeed

To exceed audience expectations and succeed in your presentation goals, you need both inspiring delivery and compelling content. In this interactive class you will design a captivating presentation using the Powerful Presentation Design method, a proven process that starts with creativity and ends with a finished (and polished) product. Simplify and energize your PowerPoint slide shows and capture your audience’s attention with relevant messages. Learn how to avoid “Eyes-Glazed-Over-Syndrome” by reporting data in ways that bring life to your presentations. Take this method to your workplace and replicate it! Join us to refine your skills and make your presentations soar.

After this class, participants will be able to:
  • Design an authentic, memorable, and impactful presentation from start to finish using the Powerful Presentation Design method.
  • Produce visual aids that add significant value to a presentation.
  • Report and interpret data effectively and with excitement.
  • Replicate the methods from this course each time they design a presentation in the future.
Section: PRESENTDESIGN (24AUG17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Aug 24, 2017 End Date: Aug 24, 2017 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Vicki Flier Hudson Register

Project Management: Procurement Tools & Techniques

Buying or selling products and/or services to support project execution requires legal agreements to administrate and coordinate these transactions. The Project Manager is typically the point of contact to develop, manage and control these procurement processes. Without proper procurement management the project and organization could be vulnerable to legal action for any contractual obligations.

In this course, participants will learn how to properly manage the lifecycle of the legal agreement, understand the role of the buyer and seller and tools and techniques to ensure fair and equitable settlement of the agreement.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Develop clear procedures on conducting Procurements
  • Recognize the various Contract Types and when to apply them
  • Apply techniques to negotiate a valid legal Agreement
  • Use the appropriate tools to control Procurements throughout the project lifecycle
Section: PROJECTPROCURE (17JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 17, 2017 End Date: Jun 17, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Project Management: Quality Tools & Techniques

Project Quality includes both project management deliverables and project deliverables from the beginning to the end of the project. Most successful projects begin planning for quality early and then monitor and measure it throughout the project’s execution. Quality management includes all of the processes needed to assure and control all deliverables meet quality standards and is based on proper quality planning at the project inception.

In this course, participants will learn many of the industry accepted tools and techniques (e.g. Cost of Quality, Statistical Sampling, Control Charts) and various quality models and approaches.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Develop a plan to manage the processes and activities to produce project deliverables
  • Assess the application of quality processes on a project to assure the level of quality produced by the project team meets customer requirements and expectations
  • Utilize quality tools and techniques to measure the project results to verify they satisfy the project scope and requirements
Section: PROJECTQUALITY (17JUN17) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jun 17, 2017 End Date: Jun 17, 2017 Tuition: $195.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Tim Peek Register

Accelerated Training in Health IT (AT-HIT) for IT or Clinical Professionals

The Accelerated Training in Health IT (AT-HIT) for IT or Clinical Professionals is an intensive 80-hour workforce program delivered over 10 Saturdays. It is a professional development program that uses an innovative curriculum, a novel delivery method, and outplacement support. The focus of this program is to prepare students for employment in the surging HIT field in the shortest possible time.

For the best learning experience, we capitalize on a widely-installed commercial electronic health record (EHR) system to provide a very successful, hands-on learning experience.

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
  • Realize how HIT has evolved and understand its role within healthcare
  • Identify the elements involved in providing patient care within a complex healthcare system
  • Operate an Electronic Health Record (EHR) application and transfer skills learned to any other EHR product
  • Display an understanding of the basic principles of healthcare data storage, retrieval, and distribution systems
  • Understand and use healthcare and public health terminology
  • Employ learned job search and networking techniques to obtain a job in the HIT industry

Project Management: Agile and Scrum Essentials

This course will prepare participants for a deeper understanding of Agile methodologies emphasizing real world usage, in addition participants will meet the education requirements to sit for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification exam (PMI-ACP). This course offers an in-depth look at agile project management through a PMI perspective. You will have hands-on practical exercises and real world scenarios so that you can apply your knowledge and prepare for the PMI-ACP exam and a career as an agile practitioner.

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After this class, you will be able to:
  • Understand the roots and philosophy behind Agile development
  • Recognize and explain various agile methodologies including Scrum and Extreme Programming
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively perform adaptive planning on projects
  • Generate continuous improvement on projects as well as throughout their organization
  • Effectively identify and deliver value to the customer using Agile techniques
  • Improve team leadership skills for Agile and traditional project management
  • Understand the need for stakeholder involvement and be able to effectively engage commitment for projects
  • Meet the education requirements to sit for the PMI-ACP exam