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Desktop Publishing - CCL

Gainful Employment Information
Major: 5066
Effective Term: 2009 Spring Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 17

The Certification of Completion (CCL) in Desktop Publishing program is designed to prepare students to work with and design professional publications. The courses focus on training the student in desktop design, and graphics design.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CIS120DB Computer Graphics: Adobe Illustrator 3
CIS120DF Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3
CIS138DA Desktop Design and Publishing Using Adobe InDesign 3
CIS108 Electronic Portfolio Development 1
SBS217 Starting/Managing a Home Business 1
Restricted Electives
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing 3
CIS118DB Desktop Presentation: PowerPoint 3

Program Competencies

  1. Define terms related to microcomputer usage and applications. (CIS105)
  2. Identify microcomputer hardware and software components. (CIS105)
  3. Apply microcomputer operation skills: (CIS105)
  4. Evaluate and select microcomputer hardware and software for specific applications. (CIS105)
  5. Describe basic graphics, sound, process control, and other special capabilities of a microcomputer. (CIS105)
  6. Compose and print textual and graphic materials of high quality (CIS138DA, CIS108)
  7. Use Adobe Photoshop graphics software to select, manipulate, and edit images, work with masks, channels and layers; combine raster and vector graphics; print in color; manage color, and create graphics. (CIS120DF)
  8. Use Adobe Illustrator graphics software on a computer to create, manipulate, and edit images, text, abstract art, graphics design, color graphics and business charts; determine file formats appropriate for web and print; utilize tools to optimize graphics and create PDF files (CIS120 DB)
  9. Describe the components, techniques, and purposes of basic and advanced desktop publication and assemble typical desktop applications from templates and models. (CIS138DA)
  10. Analyze the successful operation of a home-based business such as graphic design freelance work. (SBS217)

Complete program information is available here.

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