Desktop Publishing Applications Specialist Certificate
An individual, with or without a college degree, with the goal to acquire or improve computer desktop publishing application skills, will accomplish that goal in this certificate. Emphasis is placed upon the acquisition of results-oriented career business and industry skills.
The desktop publishing certificate is intended for those seeking entry-level positions, as well as for those currently employed, who desire to enhance their job skills. This certificate provides current or prospective employers with tangible evidence of desktop publishing competency, on the part of the certificate completer.
Application courses for the certificate will encourage students to develop a “cross-platform” mastery, which is made possible by offering most on-campus courses in a dual-platform Macintosh and Windows computing environment.
Required courses that cover skills a student already has may be replaced with other CDTP courses at the discretion of the Desktop Publishing Chair or the Dean of the Arts & Design, Humanities and Social Sciences division.
Suggested/Sample Course Sequence for One Year Completion
The sequence taken by the student may vary depending on prerequisites, course availability, and personal/ professional responsibilities.
(Major Code 4830; State CIP Code 11.0202)
Prerequisites for Required Courses
Prior to beginning this program students must take the following prerequisite or have taken an equivalent transfer course, or have passed the waiver test, or have obtained a waiver from the program administrator.
|CPCA 105||Introduction to Personal Computers: Windows||0-1|
|or CPCA 106||Introduction to Personal Computers: Macintosh|
First Five Week Session
|CDTP 135||Desktop Photo Manipulation I: Photoshop||1|
|CDTP 140||Desktop Publishing I: InDesign||1|
|CDTP 145||Desktop Illustration I: Illustrator||1|
Second Five Week Session
|CPCA 134||Managing Your Macintosh*||1|
|or CPCA 138||Windows for Microcomputers*|
|CDTP 155||Desktop Photo Manipulation II: Photoshop*||1|
|CDTP 160||Desktop Publishing II: InDesign*||1|
|CDTP 165||Desktop Illustration II: Illustrator*||1|
Third Five Week Session
|CDTP 175||Desktop Photo Manipulation III: Photoshop*||1|
|CDTP 168||Desktop Publishing III: InDesign*||1|
|CDTP 185||Desktop Illustration III: Illustrator*||1|
Select four of the following eight courses
|CPCA 108||Word Processing I: MS Word*||1|
|CPCA 110||Spreadsheets I: MS Excel*||1|
|CPCA 111||Spreadsheets II: MS Excel*||1|
|CPCA 123||E-Presentation: MS PowerPoint*||1|
|CPCA 125||Word Processing II: MS Word*||1|
|CPCA 141||Internet I*||1|
|CPCA 151||Internet II*||1|
|CPCA 161||Introduction to Web Pages using HTML*||1|
Total Program Hours: 14-15