Desktop Publishing C.A.

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Desktop Publishing C.A.

Department: Information Technology

Total Credit Hours: 30 credits

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Subject Course Title Credits
Core Course Requirements (27 credits)
BTC/CPT 103 Microcomputer Applications 3
BTC 105 Proofreading & Editing Business Documents 3
BTC 130 Customer Service 3
BTC 136 Electronic Communication with Stakeholders 3
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 3
CPM 170 Computer Graphics 3
CPM 210 Digital Photo Editing 3
Elective Course Requirements (3 credits)
CPT 125 Project Management 3
Total Required Hours: 30 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

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 $37,000. Salaries vary depending on the type of industry and experience.

Sources: Occupational Outlook Handbook

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.

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