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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Desktop Publishing
Career Studies Certificate AL, WO, ELI

Purpose:  This program is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for students to use desktop publishing techniques and procedures to produce professional looking publications. Employed and inexperienced students as well as graduates of Administrative Support Technology or other programs may update their skills by enrolling in the program.

Recommended Preparation:  AST 141 Word Processing I or equivalent skills.

One Year Credits
1st Semester
AST 253 Desktop Publishing I 3
ENG 116 ENG  116  Writing for Business or ENG Elective 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   7
2nd Semester
AST 107 Editing/Proofreading Skills 3
AST 254 Desktop Publishing II 3
  AST  236  Special Software Applications or BUS 226 Computer Business Applications  
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts or 3
Total   9
Total credits for the Desktop Publishing Career Studies Certificate=16

1 Students may substitute SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.