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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Desktop Publishing (CRT.DPGD)

This certificate provides skills and knowledge to prepare students for entry level positions in the desktop publishing field. With a knowledge of desktop publishing software tools along with basic web technology and office software, graduates may fill various entry level positions in the desktop publishing field.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

CIS-088
Adobe Photoshop

This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

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3.0
CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

CIS-092
Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator software, a PostScript-based drawing program, is used to create sophisticated artwork which can be imported into other programs for further manipulation. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

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3.0
CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

CIS-099
Introduction to Web Technology

This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using HTML5 and CSS3 Code.


Prerequisites: CIS 040 or equivalent experience


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
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BUS, CIS or ITT Elective

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BUS, CIS or ITT Elective

No Description Available
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3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CIS-090
Adobe InDesign

CIS-090
Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a graphic design software used to create design layouts. Students will integrate text, graphics, photos, and other elements to create documents. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

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3.0
CIS-051
Designing for the Web

CIS-051
Designing for the Web

Tools, techniques, and design theory for creating well-designed web sites. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

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3.0
ITT-053
Digital Media Arts

ITT-053
Digital Media Arts

An introduction to using digital technology to produce artistic creations on the computer. Students will learn basic art theories of design, color, typography, and visual elements and how to apply them in a digital environment.


Course Outline

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3.0
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BUS, CIS or ITT Elective

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BUS, CIS or ITT Elective

No Description Available
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6.0

Semester Totals

15.0

Total Program Hours

30.0
Suggested Electives
CIS-056
Advanced Software Applications

CIS-056
Advanced Software Applications

Covers topics in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

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3.0
BUS-247
Principles of Marketing

BUS-247
Principles of Marketing

Covers the selection of target markets; the controllable variables of the marketing mix including product, place, price and promotion; and the uncontrollable variables including legal environment, economic environment, resources and objectives, cultural environment and the existing business structure.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-094
Business Math

BUS-094
Business Math

Covers basic applications of mathematics in the business world percentages, elementary algebra, purchasing, selling, interest, future value, present value, etc. It is designed to reinforce and expand business concepts held by the student through the use of mathematics.

Course Outline

3.0
BUS-142
Introduction to Business

BUS-142
Introduction to Business

Covers the objectives, organization, and role of business in the free-enterprise system. The course is designed to provide an overview of the field of business and to provide a framework into which specialized fields may be studied.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-058
Spec Software Applications

CIS-058
Spec Software Applications

Students handle office activities and use career-related software such as a computerized accounting system, desktop publishing, powerpoint, form management, calculator, medical scheduling and invoicing, and legal document preparation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

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3.0
BUS-141
Business Communications

BUS-141
Business Communications

Provides students practical strategies for improving written and oral communication, including employment communication, in business settings.

Course Outline

3.0
CIS-156
Computer Logic

CIS-156
Computer Logic

Familiarizes the student with techniques and problem-solving aids necessary for the solution of computer programming. The exercises will use a programming language to develop the skills needed for solving problems. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-049
Content Management Systems

CIS-049
Content Management Systems

This course covers the creation and maintenance of a website using a content management system. The course will include, but is not limited to, business content, adding widgets and plugins, blogging, commenting, theme development, and user account setup. Repeatable 3 Times)



Course Outline

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2.0
 

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