desktop Publishing
Graphic Design Program

Marcy Satterwhite, Desktop Publishing Program Coordinator
Office: WH-013 | 217-234-5359 |

The Desktop Publishing program is for individuals who are creative and enjoy working on the computer. Lake Land College offers a degree and a certificate option both of which blend desktop publishing and web page design training with the latest trends in office technology.

Desktop publishing majors create original designs with plenty of hands-on training using the latest versions of Microsoft Office, InDesign, QuarkXpress, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver. Through a print seminar class, degree-seeking majors see their work go from the beginning creative efforts to the final printed page. The graphic design capstone class allows students to work in a simulated internship environment and complete projects for an actual business. At the end of the capstone class, students will have a completed portfolio of work to show to potential employers.

Program Options

Desktop Publishing Graphic Design Degree

This program blends art, general education courses, desktop publishing, web page design, office technology, and print technology into a degree equipping you for a variety of positions needing artistic and critical thinking skills to design and create artwork for print and web page publication. You obtain practical work experience. See Program details

Desktop Publishing Graphic Design Certificate

This condensed, one-year certificate offers you the opportunity to learn the latest software essential for entry-level positions in the print and web page publication arenas. You obtain practical work experience through in-house applications. Courses in job search strategies and techniques prepare you for a successful job search. See Program details