Desktop Publishing Certificate

Desktop Publishing Certificate

Program Code: 2C10611

The Desktop Publishing Certificate program requires a total of 28-36 units of which 26-30 units are in required courses. An additional 2-6 units must be chosen from the restricted units listed below. This certificate program teaches digital publication design, building a portfolio representative of the student's artistic talents and technical proficiency.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Apply the terminology of computer graphics to communications within the field of digital media. Outcome 2: Demonstrate basic use of computer graphics software and hardware. Outcome 3: Devise solutions to gain an understanding of computer technology vital to web designers. Outcome 4: Develop digital artwork that clearly illustrates the student's solutions. Outcome 5: Evaluate digital media tools for their suitability to different areas of visual communications. Outcome 6: Create a new document incorporating text and images, using page layout software.

Required computer graphics introduction class, Select one from the list below::
Introduction to Digital Art
Introduction to Web Graphics
Introduction to Maya 3D
Digital Drawing - Dynamic Sketching
Required art and printing classes select two from the list below::
Basic Design (3 units)
Quick Print & In-Plant Graphic
Electronic Prepress I
Required Advanced classes::
Introduction to Advertising and Graphic Design
Publication Design
Vector Graphics
Digital Imaging I
Digital Publishing I
Digital Publishing II
Restricted Electives::
Color Theory
Basic Design (3 units)
Business Practices in Art
Advertising Design
Production Techniques for Graphic Designers
Packaging Design
Perspective Drawing and Rendering
Basic Drawing
3D Modeling
3D Computer Animation
Computer Animation
Interactive Multimedia Design
Digital Photo Editing I
Digital Video
PRNT 070 F Quick Print and In-Plant Graphics
PRNT 075 F Electronic Prepress I
PRNT 101 F Introduction to Printing

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on 08/02/2016 and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate and/or degree program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog and/or meet with a campus counselor.