This program is part of our National Apprenticeship program. These publishing education programs prepare students for either a Computer Programmer or Graphic Designers career. Students will learn to use computer software to design and create a number of different documents. Courses in this publishing course are available online, or they may be found as part of a web design/graphic design certification program. We do offer access to instructors from 9 AM – 10 AM and 6 PM – 7 PM via virtual classroom for added support.
Students will receive eight (8) certificates and a portfolio as proof that they have successfully demonstrated the ability to complete all tasks to be successful in this course.
- Desktop Publishing: This is an introductory course that provides students with a basic understanding of the field of desktop publishing. Additional topics may include design, word processing, and the use of extra equipment.
- Graphic Communications: The purpose of this course is to teach students about the theories behind using design as a means of communication, along with teaching them how to use tools to implement effective design strategies.
- Digital Imaging: Some topics that may be covered in this course include the use of Photoshop to create and edit images while exploring both the technical and aesthetic aspects of image manipulation.
- Layout and Design: This course provides an overview of page layout and design while incorporating other facets, such as typography, color, and the use and placement of images.
- Printing Technology: Printing processes are an important part of desktop publishing. Students may learn how to prepare projects for printing, which includes layout and design, assembling images, and graphics preparation.
- Interactive Media Design and Usability: In this course, students are introduced to user-interface (UI) design with a focus on its behavioral and structural patterns.