Desktop Publishing

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Desktop Publishing Technology

Credits required 12


William Berardi

Program contact

Priscilla Grocer, Department Chair and Professor of Computer Information Systems, ext. 2403

Program Code: DE

Program Goals Statement

The certificate in Desktop Publishing Technology provides training in the computer skills needed to work in the pre-press environment. Courses focus on using industry-standard pagination and digital imaging software and deal with basic writing and editing.

Program information

Transfer credit for any Computer Information Systems (CIS or CIT) course must be approved by the CI Department Chair or by a full-time CI faculty member.


  • Students entering this certificate program must understand the basic concepts of an operating system, spreadsheet, and a database.
  • Those without computer experience should take CIS 111 before starting the program. CIS 112 is also helpful.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

CIT 131Business Creativity

3 credits

CIT 132Desktop Publishing

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 215Technical Writing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 1

CIT 131, ENG 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 2

CIT 132, ENG 215

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