Tennessee Technology Center at Crump
About Tennessee Technology Center at Crump
Located in Hardin County, approximately 117 miles southwest from Nashville, Tennessee Technology Center (TCC) in the town of Crump offers students a setting perfect for study and outdoor activity, along with all the charms of a southern small town. Local attractions include the Tennessee River Museum, Savannah Art Guild Gallery, Shiloh Civil War Relics and Museum, Shiloh National Military Park, Skyblazers Air Park, the Sheriff Buford Pusser Home and Museum, the Alex and Queen Haley monument and burial site (grandparents of the famous Roots author) and river cruises aboard the Pickwick Belle. Outdoor enthusiasts can appreciate the Tennessee River Trails, the historic districts and trail, and other forest and river adventures. A visit to the Town of Saltillo reveals an early river town with homes dating from the 1840s as well as a marina accommodating boats up to fifty feet. Each year the county hosts the National Catfish Derby, as the area is known as the catfish capital of the world.
TCC at Crump offers certificates in graphic arts technician, computer graphics layout technician, computer graphics illustrator certificate, the completion of the three certificates results in the awarding of a diploma in computerized graphics design.
The first level certificate coursework includes portfolio file management, computer concepts, illustration drawing, and CAD software use.
The second level certificate includes coursework in Microsoft Powerpoint, Dreamweaver and Microsoft FrontPage, and Adobe Photoshop. Students learn to create an effective visual presentation, including the creation of slides, animation, sound effects, graphic effects, speaker¡¦s notes, presentation outlines, Web page creation including text formatting, color coordination, graphics, backgrounds, animation graphics, hyperlinks, tables, and forms. Adobe Photoshop skills acquired at this level include the commands, codes, menus, tools, palettes, scanner operation, digital cameras, terminology, output, filters, masks, layers, composition, image file formats ¡V JPEG, PICT, and TIFF, as well as advanced techniques, including collage techniques, photo retouching, color correction, and more. Second level students will also learn to use Adobe Illustrator and Freehand, including commands, menus, tools, drawing and illustration techniques, step-by-step procedures for design and layout projects covering design elements. Also covered are Web design features, print style, paper, color, grids, templates, organizational and critiquing skills, budget, time, and output devices. Adobe Pagemaker skills covered include page layout techniques that combine text and graphics into finished publications, desktop publishing/graphic arts terminology, typography, and importing text/graphics from other applications.
The third level certificate requires completion of the first two and includes coursework in Macromedia Flash, including page layout techniques used in high-end publishing software; vector graphics combining text and graphics into finished publications, desktop publishing, and more. A course in QuarkXpress and CorelDraw offers training in a wide range of creation tools, and use of Technical Illustration will allow students to translate thoughts and ideas into graphic form by use of pictorial drawing and rendering techniques to create illustrations, exploded assembly drawings, and architectural renderings. Finally, students will learn procedures for presenting designs through visual images, modeling, and basic animation. Students will apply their knowledge to real projects as well.
Student services include educational, professional, and personal counseling. TCC at Crump states as its mission to assist all students in understanding the financial assistance programs that may be available to them. Federal and state grants, loans, and work-study are available to students who qualify for aid. Contact the financial aid office to learn more about other options in financing college education at TCC.
Tennessee Technology Center at Crump is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Council on Occupational Education, and is approved for the training of veterans by the State Office for Veteran¡¦s Education.