Noncredit Courses

The Continuing Education Department of Atlanta Technical College offers a plethora of classes from online, web-based learning to hands-on training. With more than 100 classes including test prep, computer training, certificate programs, senior education, professional and personal development, our goal is to meet your needs. If you do not see a specific program or course you are interested in taking, please contact our office at 404-225-4487.

 

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PRODUCTION ASSISTANT 2-DAY COURSE

May 30, 2015, Saturday - session 1 Production Assistant Training- 9am- 6pm

May 31, 2015, Sunday- session 2 Production Assistant Training- 9am- 6pm

 

SEWING 101
What do you enjoy about clothing?  The fit?  The design?

Sewing your own garments is really not as difficult as it may sound.  This course will take you through the very basic elements of choosing fabric for your garment, anatomy of a sewing machine, and benefits of basic hand sewing.  At the end of this course, you will be able to put elastic in a skirt and pants.  So what are you waiting for?  Let’s get started now, because once you begin, you won’t be able to stop.

 

Course Objectives

  • Identify sewing machine operation skills and safety
  • Take measurements and identify fabrics
  • Read commercial patterns
  • Use tracing paper and wheel
  • Cut out and assemble simple projects

Required Tools:

  • Sewing Kit with: Tape Measure, Pin, Scissors 7” or 8” shear (use only on Fabric, paper will dull shear) Seam ripper and metal sewing gauge
  • Dressmaker’s tracing paper and tracing Wheel
  • Fabric
  • Pattern

Course Number: CECT 200
Course Format:
Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Date:
July 7, 2015 - August 11, 2015
Course Date Info:
9am - 12pm OR 6:00pm-9:00pm
Days of the week:
Tuesdays (Limited Class Size)
Number of sessions: 6
Course Fees:
$299
Location: Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW, Bldg. D, Room D1105, Atlanta, Georgia 30310

 

Introduction to Digital Photography

Introduction to Digital Photography is a two session,12 hour, intensive course exposes students to the art and craft of photography. Students will practice how to use and get the most from their cameras by exploring the various features inherent in DSLR cameras. By the end of this course students will:

· Possess a stronger understanding of the core components and essential features used in creative photography.

· Acquire a broad understanding of photo theory while learning of its origins and historical development. Be able to pre-visualize, acquiring the skill of seeing the image prior actually holding the camera to shoot it

· Possess a greater grasp of composition and the role it plays in capturing good images.

· Become acquainted with post production photo editing tools.

· Print a high quality photo, while considering the most suitable papers, and making appropriate printer adjustments to achieve the desired result. Be able to communicate and create ideas with high quality imagery suitable for printing, framing, and archival exhibition.

Students taking this course will produce at least one quality photo related to a preconceived visual theme.

Hours of the class: 8AM to 3PM (this class will be combined with video production)
Course date: July 18, 2015 & July 25, 2015
Number of sessions: 2
Day of the week: Saturday
Course Format: Lecture/Hands on
Location: Atlanta Technical College
Cost: $149
Maximum enrollment: 15 Students

Material: A still camera (DSLR) and personal laptop computer is required

Who should attend: Media communications majors, aspiring photographers, all who are interested in taking better pictures.

Instructor information:

Art Jones has worked in the educational and commercial audiovisual industry for over 25 years. He's worked as photojournalist for Model Cities, the Amsterdam News, NYC, studio photographer, commercial and educational scriptwriter, curriculum designer, university lecturer, and media/public relations consultant. His career in this field began as a production assistant on Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoon series that aired over ABC Network for over six years. He is the Scriptwriter/Producer/Director, and the inspirational force behind the feature length documentary Spirit, and the producer/writer/director of the groundbreaking half hour documentary film, Models of Success.

Art later worked with the station manager or PBS Washington, DC affiliate WHUT in the licensing of the theatrical production of “Cuzzins.” He wrote and performed in the long running Saturday afternoon program “Storyville,” for NPR at American University; wrote and produced Sharp, the children's TV game show for DC Cable; and most recently licensed his latest documentary, 13 Percent, to Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Channel, and Russia Today TV.

Introduction to Video Production

Course Description This 12-hour, two session intensive course is designed to introduce the neophyte aspiring videographer/filmmaker to the essentials in the film production process. Students will be taken through the three core components for creating a film:

Pre-Production, inclusive of Ideation/incubation period-Get an idea for a movie consider different genres; Writing the synopsis-The essence of the film/video concept;

Writing the treatment-Origin of idea, how will you treat the subject, what makes it important to do a film about?;Writing the script; The script breakdown; Creating the storyboard; Establishing the number of characters/talented needed along with costumes, hair styles; Casting-Script and rehearsals; Establishing the number of locations needed and sets involved.

Production, this phase will include production crew; Talent; Call Sheet; Location; Clearances and Release forms; Camera; Tripod; Lights; Sound; Transportation; Hair stylist; Makeup artist; Caterer.

Post-Production will include capturing and/or transferring footage, creating a timeline, assemble edit, rough cut, color correction, adding graphics, stills, animation, and Foley.

Students will work in team to produce a commercial ad or public service announcement. Everyone who completes this course will take away a completed short film along with a clear overview as to the essentials of film/video production.

Hours of the class: 8AM to 3PM (this class will be combined with photography)
Course date: July 18, 2015 & July 25, 2015
Number of sessions: 2
Day of the week: Saturday
Course Format: Lecture/Hands on
Location: Atlanta Technical College
Cost: $149
Maximum enrollment: 15 Students
Personal laptop computer is required

Who should attend: Media communications majors, aspiring filmmakers, photographers, actors, lecturers, teachers, university professors, heads of corporate public relations teams, as well as team members

Instructor information:

Art Jones has worked in the educational and commercial audiovisual industry for over 25 years. He's worked as photojournalist for Model Cities, the Amsterdam News, NYC, studio photographer, commercial and educational scriptwriter, curriculum designer, university lecturer, and media/public relations consultant. His career in this field began as a production assistant on Schoolhouse Rock educational cartoon series that aired over ABC Network for over six years. He is the Scriptwriter/Producer/Director, and the inspirational force behind the feature length documentary Spirit, and the producer/writer/director of the groundbreaking half hour documentary film, Models of Success.

Art later worked with the station manager or PBS Washington, DC affiliate WHUT in the licensing of the theatrical production of “Cuzzins.” He wrote and performed in the long running Saturday afternoon program “Storyville,” for NPR at American University; wrote and produced Sharp, the children's TV game show for DC Cable; and most recently licensed his latest documentary, 13 Percent, to Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Channel, and Russia Today TV.

Speaking Spanish Phonetically

Learn an Innovative Approach to Accelerate the Phonetic Pronunciation, Reading, Writing and Dialogue of the Spanish Language.

· To offer a quality innovative interactive course of instruction.

· To acquire a working knowledge of Spanish on how to communicate professionally in their various fields.

· To learn the grammatical structure of the Spanish and English languages.

· To learn Spanish and English vocabulary for everyday situations.

· To learn pronunciations, reading, writing, & dialogue of the Spanish language.

Course Number: CEFL 100

Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on

Course Date: July 29, 2015 - September 16, 2015

Course Date Info: 6:00pm- 8:00pm

Days of the week: Wednesdays

Number of sessions: 8

Course Fees: $199

Location: Atlanta Technical College

1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW

Bldg. D, Room D1103

Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Anyone who is interested in learning the basics of Spanish.

Instructor: Ladrick Williams

Ladrick Williams is certified by the State of Georgia Peach Officers Standards and Training (POST) to provide Spanish instruction to law enforcement personnel throughout the state. Course designs are specialized for the specific business entities assuring that the course offering is relevant to the interests of the organization. A native of Panama City, Republic of Panama, Mr. Williams offers outstanding customer service, increased flexibility and greater value, which exceeds the expectations of students. Distinguished by his firsthand knowledge of the Spanish language and its culture, he ensures that students receive the most effective and professional service. Senor Williams has taught Spanish and ESL courses for over 20 years and has served in capacities as bilingual (Spanish/English) instructor, interpreter, translator and GED specialist.

Microsoft Office 2013

· Excel: Formatting Workbooks, Worksheets, Inserting Basic Formulas and Charts

· Outlook: Create and send email messages, Manage email messages, and managing contacts

· PowerPoint: Create slide presentation, Apply transitions, Deliver presentations

· Word: Creating documents, Formatting content, Proofreading documents, and Preforming mail merge operations

Course Number: CEBU 103
Course Format: Classroom-based, Instructor-led, Hands-on
Course Dates: Call for next date!
Course Date Info: Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm
Days of the week: Saturdays
Number of sessions: 4
Course Fees: $199

Instructor: Carrie Williams

Location:
Atlanta Technical College
1560 Metropolitan Pkwy, SW
Bldg. D, Room D1103
Atlanta, Georgia 30310

Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning about Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel,

Instructor: Carrie Williams

Jewelry Making
Class Dates: Coming Soon!
Class Times: TBD
Sessions: 1
Cost: $30
Class Description: There is nothing like expressing your unique style through jewelry. The jewelry making class offers an overview of the tools used in the art form and hands on instruction in basic jewelry design. Students will use high-quality crystals, beads and natural stones to create either a pair of earrings or a bracelet that reflects their personal style.

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