Desktop Publishing C.A.

Theresa Coleman

What Is BTC - Desktop Publishing

This certificate program provides the graduate with entry-level skills as a desktop publisher capable of producing basic publishing documents. Training is provided in many computer software skill areas, page layout, design and management techniques for use in small businesses and home publishing businesses. Current computer and technology skills are applied in all program areas of Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and the Internet.

Instructors are committed to assisting students by keeping all course content, equipment and teaching methods current. This ensures better applied learning so students are successful in Business Technology career fields and can be placed in high-paying positions that meet their needs. Courses are offered online, on campus and in a hybrid format.

The courses for this certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology.

Occupational Outlook

Nearly all students who were seeking employment in a related area found jobs within 180 days of graduation.

Career Services

BTC Careers

Desktop publishers use software to design page layouts for print or online documents like newspapers, books, brochures and other items. They create the text, graphics and other materials they will need and format them into a finished product.

Salary Outlook

The median salary with experience is just over $37,000. Salaries vary depending on the type of industry and experience.

Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook

Degree Name: Desktop Publishing C.A.
Degree or Program: Business Technology
Degree Type: Certificate of Achievement
Description:
This certificate program provides the graduate with entry-level skills as desktop publisher, clerical assistant, and capable of producing basic publishing documents. Training is provided in many computer software skill areas, page layout, design, and management techniques for use in small businesses and home publishing businesses. Current computer and technology skills are applied in all program areas of Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXPress, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and the Internet.

Work with the Business Technology program representatives for scheduling and job placement assistance at any time during your course work. The courses for this certificate may be applied to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business Administrative Systems.
General Education Requirements 12
COURSE NUMBER COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math 3
Communication

ENG 101 or
ENG 102 or
SPE 101

English Composition I or
English Composition II or
Oral Communications
3
Social Science HIS 101, or 102, 115, or 270 or POL 101 or POL 102 US History or Political Science 3
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS MUST INCLUDE: 24
BTC 136 Electronic Communication with Stakeholders 2
BTC 138 Project Management 1
BTC 160 Word Processing - Word 2
BTC 165 Presentations - Powerpoint 2
BTC 170 Spreadsheet Applications - Excel 2
BTC 175 Database Applications - Access 2
BTC 190

Planning and Design Concepts (Publisher)

2
BTC 247 Administrative Supervision 3
BTC 290 Publishing Projects 2
CPM 170 Computer Graphics 3
CPM 210 Digital Photo Editing 3
TOTAL REQUIRED HOURS 36
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Program Contact

Nancy Graviett
636-922-8390
ngraviett@stchas.edu

Office Coordinator

Ginny Tiller
636-922-8334
gtiller@stchas.edu

Office Info

Office Hours

7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Monday-Friday

Office Location

Technology Building, Room 105

Office Phone Number

636-922-8334