Summer Building hours:
The building is open to staff and students at 6 AM Monday through Friday.
All students, staff and faculty must vacate the building by 10 PM Monday through Thursday, and 5 PM on Friday.
DCTC Café summer hours will start on Wednesday May 22nd 2013.
Monday – Friday
Starting Wednesday May 22 2013
Closed Monday May 27 (Memorial Day)
Closed Thursday and Friday July 4 and 5
The Library will be open limited hours during the final days of spring semester:
- Monday, May 20: 7:30 AM to 5 PM
- Tuesday, May 21: 7:30 AM to 6 PM
- Wednesday, May 22: 8 AM to 1 PM
- Thursday, May 23: 8 AM to 1 PM
- Friday, May 24: CLOSED
During summer sessions (May 22 – August 16), the Library will be open from 8 AM to 1 PM, Monday through Thursday.
The Wellness Center will be open this summer (beginning May 21st)
Tuesday – Thursday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Portfolio show winners
Congratulations to Tim Hocum for Graphic Design, Ali Plevell for Multimedia/Web, Robert Grosse for Photography, and Miao “Magic” Li for Best in Show! Everyone did an awesome job.
Marketing is looking for a new intern- it could be you!
The marketing department is looking for a new graphic design student to intern with them starting this summer if possible. There is a one year commitment while you are still a student (so first year students are great), you must be work eligible for work study funds and have strong layout and typography skills. The job is primarily print layout but web skills are good too. We have had students come out of this with wonderful resume building experiences and projects. Check with your instructor to be submitted for consideration or email email@example.com.
Student Life Spotlight: 2013 Commencement Ceremony
Dakota County Technical College will hold this year’s commencement ceremony at Grace Church in Eden Prairie. This event is held annually to honor those students who have completed their programs of study and are ready to begin their new careers. Grace Church, located at 9301 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, is host to numerous conventions and graduations, and offers a spacious venue for graduates and their friends and family. Guests attending the ceremony do not need tickets to attend. DCTC does not have a graduation rehearsal; however, we ask that graduates arrive at Grace Church (allow time for travel and parking) by 6 p.m. Maps and driving directions are available by visiting Grace Church’s web site at: www.atgrace.com/maps-and-directions. Parking is free.
May 17 Commencement Ceremony
6:00 p.m. Graduate Line-up Begins
6:15 p.m. Faculty Line-up Begins
7:00 p.m. Processional/Ceremony Begins
8:30 p.m. Approximate End of Ceremony
Contact Diane Frandrup, Registration Office
651-423-8254 | firstname.lastname@example.org
SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS QUESTIONS
Anne Swanberg, Disability Service Advisor
651-423-8469 | email@example.com
Contact Nicole Meulemans, Student Life
651-423-8403 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Career Portfolios
College Central Network, our online job posting system, just announced their Social Career Portfolios. Now student/grads can create a portfolio on the system and share it via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. This is a completely FREE offering for our students. There is more information below. The link to our system is www.collegecentral.com/dctc.
Advising for VCOM was Wednesday March 6
Advising Day for Fall classes is March 6. Look at this powerpoint for Fall Registration 2013 for announcements and see your advisor for you access code Print SCHEDULE PLANNING SHEETS and your DARS report from e-services and look at the fall schedule online before you come. Here is a list of spring or fall only courses that will also help you with your planning.
Fall only courses
Spring only courses
Advanced Multimedia Production
3d Modeling and Animation
Xpert Techniques in Photoshop
Web Page Construction II
Drawing I / Basic Drawing
Watercolor and Gouache Painting
Story, Sequence and Animation
Digital Studio Workflow I
Business of Photography
Web Page Construction II
Audio/Video for presentation
Multimedia Project Management
Advanced Flash Scripting
Designing for Mobile Apps
Typography and Layout II
Digital Painting and Drawing
Applied Visual Arts Portfolio / Visual Art Career Preparation
Digital Studio Workflow II
Color Printing Systems
Wacom Graphics Tablets available
Wacom Intuos 5 medium size graphics tablets are now available for student check out from the Photo lock-up in 1-105. The lock-up is the double orange door near the darkrooms. To check out items in the lock-up, you need to leave your Student ID card. Tablets are for on-campus use only and may not be checked out overnight or to take home.
If the lock up is not open, see Gwen Partin in her office in 1-111 to get a tablet.
Wacom Intuos 4 Tablet for sale
A former student has a gently used Wacom Intuos 4 Medium graphics tablet for sale for $250. It comes with the stylus, holder and nibs, usb cord, and a tablet mouse. Original price $400.
If interested, email Gwen Partin at email@example.com
There is some scholarship money still available for the school year. If you are interested in applying let DeAnn or Connie know.
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New AIGA Minnesota Membership pricing
AIGA Minnesota is the first place to turn for inspiration, professional development, and excellence in design in Minnesota. Our mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. We encourage the exchange of ideas and information among professionals involved in design and other related fields.
Our members include graphic designers, as well as professionals in allied fields such as printing, prepress, photography, illustration, paper manufacturing/distribution, and writing. AIGA Minnesota was founded in 1977 as the Minnesota Graphic Designers Association. Today, we’re one of the largest AIGA chapters in the nation, serving nearly 1,300 members in Minnesota and the upper Midwest.
AIGA Minnesota supports the interests of professionals, educators and students who are engaged in the process of designing, regardless of where they are in the arc of their careers. We offer education and professional development programs, competitions, shows that promote excellence in design and opportunities for students and professionals to network. We also strive to enhance the experience of members and to position Minnesota and the upper Midwest as leaders in the field of design.
If you have questions regarding membership to AIGA Minnesota, please go to the membership section for more information.
Welcome and Welcome Back to Spring Semester!
We hope this will be a good learning experience for you. And we hope it will be enjoyable. Here are a couple of things to remember this semester
- Here are some online tips – getting started online
- Discount Student software is available at Unique Software
- Email is the primary form of student communication for DCTC and we need you to go to your D2L account to verify that your profile has the email you want to receive school communication through.
- Use your personal network folder (pops up when logged in) or the Athena (A-M, N-Z and class resources-sign on as guest-Photo student may need to use the PHOTO volume – ask your instructor) drive not the hard drive of a computer for storage of your work unless directed by an instructor. Also clean off files you are no longer using.
- Always backup your files somewhere else (jumpdrive, cd etc).
- Be courteous in the classrooms, turn off cell phones ringers and use headphones for audio during lab time. Check with each instructor on cell phone and other electronics policies in the classroom, some might be more strict.
- If you print it, pick it up. Also check what printer you are printing to and watch your printer queue (don’t know where it is ask someone) so you aren’t waiting behind 5 projects no one deleted.
- Keep track of your personal items and equipment. Take it with you when you leave a classroom.
- Label all portable and jump drives with name and program so lost items get a higher possibility of being found and returned.
- Ask questions! Ask for help! Let your instructors know if you have a problem! We want you to succeed!
- Get your parking sticker from Student Services as soon as you can! The current sticker is green and enforcement is in place. No one needs a parking ticket.
- To log in to the computers or wireless on campus – you will need a network ID.
To Activate your Network ID you will need to first know your e-services log in (this is the log in you used to register for classes)
If you have your e-services log in information then follow these steps to activate your account:
1. Go to https://www.dctc.edu/account/ <https://www.dctc.edu/account/>
2. Click on “Create My Campus Network Account (Students Accounts Only)”
3. Enter your tech ID number (8 digits) and your e-services password.
4. Create a password for your network login
The password must:
- Be at least 8 characters long
- Contain at least one upper and one lower case letter
- Contain at least one numeral
- Not contain your username(tech id)
5. Click Create Account
6. Account created successfully
Your Student Network Username = Tech ID number
Your Student Network Password = Password created during account activation.
You can complete this process from off-campus. If you have not activated their account before coming to campus there will be computer kiosks available in Student Services and the Instructional Technology Center (Room 2-104).
You will not be able to use a computer on-campus without an activated Network ID
If you have previously activated your Network ID – but do not remember your password – you can reset it at https://www.dctc.edu/account <https://www.dctc.edu/account> and click on “Change my DCTC Campus Network Password”
If you have used a network ID at DCTC other than your student/tech ID number you will need to re-activate your account.
All Student Network ID’s are student/tech ID numbers.
There is NO staff, faculty or student parking allowed in the visitor’s lot.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS. The visitor’s lot will be monitored, and any vehicles belonging to staff, faculty or registered students will be ticketed and towed.
EVERYONE must get new GREEN parking stickers for the 2012-2013 school year. Students need to get new GREEN stickers at student services.
FYI – Pdfs with gray sides
If pdfs from you browser print out with gray on the sides open it in a new window (right click or control click) before printing. You will get a full normal page.
Like free photoshop brushes and Tutorials?
Great e-mag to subscribe to if you like free photoshop stuff www.greenbulbgang.com
Acrobat in the classrooms
If you can’t get the acrobat plugin to work in your classroom browser (can’t see pdfs of D2L for example), go to the hard drive and launch Acrobat X for the first time then close and open your browser and it should work then. Thank you – it just needs to activate the license.
Looking to purchase software?
Education discounts on Adobe and other software are available at Unique Software in Eagan.
Go the website www.unique-software.com and check them out.
Hey is your D2L/DCTC online email correct?
Instructors are trying to contact students through their listed email and are not getting through. They are getting the dreaded bounce back or no reply. Check your address – you never know what your instructor may be mailing about.
Take a look at the blog on the home page
There is an instructor generated blog on the home page of this site you should check out. You can get to it through the “home” link above or entries are accessible through the category links off to the right. While you’re at it sign up so you can login and comment on the blog. Maybe we can start a discussion or two. We hope to have more information up there soon.
Need to use the computers to get your work done outside of class? You can use 1-101, 1-104, 1-106 and 1-108 anytime there is not a class in session. Check the schedule outside the door of that lab for the classroom use times. You may use extra computers during a class if the instructor OKs it. Also there are Mac computers in the ITC lab (hours are 7:30 a.m.– 6:30 p.m. Monday thru Thursday; 7:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. Friday) with VCOM software for you to use.
The academic advisor in Student Services for Visual Communications is Amy Eppen. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 651-423-8384
Cafe will be open from 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m every day.
Contact an Instructor
Graphic Design/Electronic Publishing
Graphic Design/Applied Visual Arts
Applied Visual Arts