NAVIGATING THE ACADEMY
Which COC CLASSES am I allowed to take?
Provided here is a database of the COC classes that AOC students take. We include classes in all pathways, as well as professors for each class. Keep in mind that AOC students are allowed to take online or hybrid classes. However, these courses are faster paced and may be more difficult. You are not required to take all the recommended classes for each pathway, so you should talk to Ms. Grijalva to clarify which classes are right for you. Explore the different possibilities below!
EXPLORE CLASSES IN:
COC CLASSES IN HUMANITIES
Students taking classes pertaining to the aspects of human society and culture will find themselves in courses such as Western Civilizations, Philosophy & Ethics, English Composition, and Foreign Language.
COC CLASSES IN VISUAL ARTS & DESIGN
Students find creative outlets, develop communication skills, and revel in the joy of creation in classes that include Graphic & Multimedia Design, Computer Animation, Scriptwriting, and Photography. Learn industry-grade software through courses such as Digital Illustration, Design Elements of Architecture, Interior Design, and more.
COC CLASSES IN BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Students discover entrepreneur and leadership skills in classes that include Accounting, Business Management, and Marketing.
COC CLASSES IN HEALTH SCIENCE & MEDICINE
In preparation for a pre-med degree, they also find themselves taking rigorous lab sciences. Students interested in the realm of health care can also take compelling electives that include Prevention/Care for Athletic Injuries, Kinesiology, and Nutrition.
COC CLASSES IN LAW & POLITICAL STUDIES
Students that seek to evaluate or create public policy, to analyze current events, or to understand the legal system can take Administrative Justice, Political Science, or Social Sciences.
COC CLASSES IN MATH, COMPUTERS, & DATA
Students build a foundation in analytical skills with math classes from Multivariable Calculus to Differential Equations. Those interested in programming and data can also take Python, Algorithms & Java, and more.
COC CLASSES IN SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE
Students looking to develop an understanding of social science and humanity can take courses including Cultural Anthropology, Developmental Psychology, Public Speaking, and Sociology.
COC CLASSES IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Students develop a solid foundation in science, math, engineering technology, and computing. They pursue mathematics up to a year and a half beyond the traditional AP curriculum, as well as rigorous offerings in Physics, Biology, and/or Chemistry. Students can also develop industry-grade skills through coursework such as SOLIDWORKS, Algorithms & Java, and Python.
Presents current practices in architectural drafting and construction technology focusing on a small single family residence. Drafting techniques will emphasize clarity, line weight expression and accuracy. Same as ID-110.
2D CAD for Architecture & Interior Design
Presents drawing and editing commands and procedures to complete basic 2-D CAD drawings for an architectural set of construction documents.
3D CAD for Modeling/Animation
Presents advanced computer-aided drafting (CAD) features to create three-dimensional conceptual drawings. (prereq: Archt 084 or 160)
Beginning Design: 2-D Media
Introduces the study of the elements and principles of 2-D design with special emphasis on structure, color, and composition; materials may include pencil, gouache, and ink.
Surveys the motion picture both as a medium of mass communication and as a developing art form. Analyzes representative feature films as to genre, technique, aesthetics, and sociological impact.
Peterson, G., Smith, T.
Surveys American motion pictures that have been made by filmmakers representing a variety of American ethnic groups. Students will analyze Hollywood's treatment of ethnic cultures throughout film history.
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Examines the principles and practices of public speaking, communication theory, and techniques for public speaking. Includes speech organization, development, research, audience analysis, reasoning, and presentation skills for the development of informative and persuasive speeches.
Introduces digital illustration for graphic design using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Topics include: book, editorial and package design.
Graphic Design I
Introduces the design of print graphics, covering various page layout formats and the fundamentals of typographic design. Includes instruction in several software applications.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology and techniques of web and interactive design using industry standard software.
Mass Media & Society
Surveys mass communication by examining the interrelationships between media and society, and by defining the history, structures, trends and technologies of mass media content, including print, radio, television, film, digital media, social media and the internet.
TV and Film Aesthetics
Surveys and examines the fundamental components of cinematic art, as found in television, film and digital media. Students analyze how various dramatic, narrative, and technological conventions are used to tell stories and create meaning.
History of Animation
Surveys and analyzes animated motion picture and television masterpieces from their inception to the present, including the ideas and values of the examined animated films as reflected and emphasized through artistic techniques.
Introduction to Animation
Introduces the principles of animation, laws of motion, timing, analysis, and the production of a short animated narrative video using traditional drawing methods.
Presents writing for film, television, and electronic media and surveys standard industry script formats for commercials, broadcast, film and television narratives.
Digital Sound Editing
Introduces non-linear sound editing and audio creation used for multimedia content, including podcasts, film and television soundtracks, video game sound design, and the internet.
Introduces non-linear editing for film, video and new media, including basic editing techniques and aesthetic conventions. Students assemble audio/visual media content, employing professional editing software, hardware, and postproduction workflows.
Examines the well-disciplined creative and technical control of high definition, ultra high definition and film cameras including the demonstration and application of cinematic lighting techniques for both studio and location production.
3D Modeling & Surfacing
Introduces 3D computer design, including modeling, surfacing, textures, lighting and rendering through the use of Maya software. Students learn how Maya 'nodes' work with polygon modeling as well as surfacing controls. Students also learn how to design environments and explore camera and lighting setups.
Introduces 3D computer animation and special effects through the use of Maya software. Students learn how the graph editor works to control animation, how to apply the principles of motion and emotion to animated scenes, and how to create visual special effects used in animation and live-action entertainment.
Introduces the tools and techniques used to create professional audio for film, television, and new media. Explores recording methods for both studio and location sound recording and mixing.
Development of Jazz
*CHECK COURSE CATALOG*
History of Rock & Roll
Explores the rise of rock and roll as a modern musical genre and examines its place in modern society.
Keyboard Instruction I
First of two levels of keyboarding, focusing on introductory skills. Emphasizes instruction in elementary music-reading, repertoire, piano technique, tone production, sight-reading, keyboard harmony, and performance styles.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and techniques of photography and camera RAW, including the theory and basic principles of image correction and print technologies. It is recommended that students provide a digital SLR camera capable of manual exposure and adjustment. (UC CREDIT LIMITATION)
Devlahovich, V., Renteria, J.
Black & White Photography
Introduces mechanical and artistic principles in recording photographic images using a 35mm SLR camera and printing black and white images including basic history and fundamental mechanics, optics, chemistry, and lighting principles of black and white photography. (UC Credit Limitation)
Devlahovich, V., Renteria, J.