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Design Your Future | CIDG

The Computer Integrated Design and Graphics (CIDG) Department at Victor Valley College is growing to keep pace with our High Desert community. We have many new and exciting courses, programs, and certificates to meet the needs of our students. Our focus is on designing courses and certificate programs that will provide students with the knowledge and skills to secure a job in a career field that has unlimited potential.

The cornerstone of the department remains our Computer-Aided-Drafting & Design (CADD) program. There are five new certificates that have been designed to meet the needs of students new to the field of CADD and those experienced professionals looking to upgrade their software knowledge. The Autodesk Suite of software programs are taught. Including AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Land Development Desktop, and Inventor. A core certificate is offered for students with a limited knowledge of drafting, mathematics and blueprint reading. (Drafting Technician I) Two entry- level certificates are offered in the areas of CADD and Computer Animation. We have also included three specialized certificates in the areas of Architectural CADD, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Civil CADD.

The Computer Animation Program has a new certificate that will help prepare students for entry-level positions in the animation industry. Our Animation Program covers such topics as character animation, working with color, texture, lighting, cameras, sound and 3D art. The primary software package taught is Autodesk’s 3ds Max while additional software such as Character Studio and Adobe Photoshop are used to supplement the curriculum. For additional information on other animation courses and certificates please visit VVC's Media Arts website.   A third program within our CIDG Department is our Visual Communications and Graphic Arts Program. This program has seven courses, two certificates, a dedicated computer lab with a quality plotter, printer and two scanners as well as the latest software used by professionals. We offer courses covering such software as the Adobe Suite of programs including PhotoShop, Illustrator, DirectorFlash, Fireworks, and Dreamweaver for web page design.

Our dedicated and resourceful faculty is fortunate to be complimented by a very supportive staff and administration. We welcome you to the Computer Integrated Design and Graphics (CIDG) Department and Victor Valley College.

Claude Oliver
Department Chairperson

COMPUTER INTEGRATED DESIGN AND GRAPHICS DEPARTMENT   VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE - 18422 BEAR VALLEY ROAD - VICTORVILLE, CA 92395   (760) 245-4271 Ext 2391 - Fax (760) 241-0881

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
  • Architect
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Cabinet Shop Detailer
  • CAD Operator
  • CAD Management
  • Civil Drafter
  • Computer Animator
  • Community College Instructor
  • Construction Technician
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electronics Drafter
  • GIS Technician
  • Graphics Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Mapping Specialist
  • Mechanical Drafter
  • Public Works Technician
  • Rendering Specialist
  • Steel Fabricator Drafter
  • Structural Drafter
  • Technical Illustrator