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Desktop Publishing C.A.

Department: Business Technology

Total Credit Hours: 37 credits

What Is BTC - Desktop Publishing?

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

Jobs in the customer service arena are growing at an average rate, about 13 percent.

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

Salary Outlook

The median salary with experience is just over $41,000. Salaries vary depending on the type of industry and experience.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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.

Required Courses

SubjectCourseTitleCredits
General Education Requirements (12 credits)
Mathematics MAT 105 Applied Math 3
Communication ENG 101 or English Composition I or 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II or
SPE 101 Oral Communications
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 or
HIS 270 or History of Missouri or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
Elective BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
Core Course Requirements (25 credits)
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 3
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: 37 credits

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Michele Williams,
Office Coordinator
636-922-8334
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Nancy Graviett,
Program Chair
636-922-8390
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Office Location
TECH 105
Office Hours

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday

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4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cofttleville, MO 63376

info_desk@stchas.edu
636-922-8000

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