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Technical Program - Desktop Publishing Graphic Design (AAS) - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL


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Desktop Publishing Graphic Design (AAS) (AAS.DPGD)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

This program is designed to prepare graduates for careers requiring a solid knowledge of desktop publishing. Emphasis is placed on training in current graphic arts software and web page design techniques combined with the latest office technology trends. Students will design and create artwork for commercial publication and see the process through to make it press plate ready. Students may assume positions as full-time desktop publishers, graphic designers, pre-press operators, or positions involving a blend of administrative office duties and desktop publishing. Some students succeed as freelancers and open their own businesses.


Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.


For more information contact:
Marcy Satterwhite
217-234-5359
msatterw@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology CANNOT be used as a social science elective.
2 Electives must be approved by Desktop Publishing Coordinator.




First Year
First Semester
CIS 099
This introductory course focuses on creating and maintaining web pages using XHTML and CSS code. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Web Page Design *
3
CIS 160
Provides an opportunity for the student to work with various types of software on the PC. These learning activities include MS Windows, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Design,Database Management, Internet access, and presentation program. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Practical Software Applications *
3
SFS 101
Designed to improve student performance in college and beyond. Topics include: college resources; identification of college and career goals; implementation of study, note-taking, and test-taking strategies; and development of life management skills including time management, stress management, and relationship skills.

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Strategies for Success
2
HED
No description available

or
Health Elective
 
PED
No description available

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P.E. Elective
 
SPE 111
Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.

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Introduction to Speech Communication
3
ENG 120
Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


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Composition I
 
CIS 088
This course introduces the basics of Photoshop, an image-editing program. These basics include working with layers, selections, color adjustment, paint tools, filters, and type transforming. Images can be downloaded from the web, scanned, created using a digital camera, or created in Photoshop. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Adobe Photoshop *
2
CIS 092
Adobe Illustrator software, a PostScript-based drawing program, is used to create sophisticated artwork which can be imported into other programs for further manipulation. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Adobe Illustrator *
2
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester
CIS 051
Tools, techniques, and design theory for creating well-designed web sites. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Designing for the Web *
3
BUS 114
Development of skill in formatting business correspondence, reports, forms, and tables to meet mailability and production standards. Instruction on word processing software is integrated throughout the course.


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Advanced Formatting *
3
BUS 141
Provides students a practical strategy for creating successful communication products used in business.


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Business Communications *
3
ITT 053
An introduction to using digital technology to produce artistic creations on the computer. Students will learn basic art theories of design, color, typography, and visual elements and how to apply them in a digital environment.


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Digital Media Arts * +++
3
CIS 090
InDesign is a desktop publishing software. Students will integrate text, graphics, charts, and other elements to create documents.(Repeatable 3 Times)


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Indesign *
2
CIS 097
No description available

QuarkXpress *
2
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 

Second Year
First Semester
CIS 098
QuarkXpress, InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are used to create advanced desktop publishing designs. Emphasis is placed on creating your own styles, graphics, and layouts. Pre-press and printing techniques are also covered.(Repeatable 3 Times)


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Advanced Desktop Skills * +
3
CIS 058
Students handle office activities and use career-related software such as an accounting system, desktop publishing, form management, calculator, medical scheduling and invoicing, and legal document preparation. (Repeatable 3 Times)

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Specialized Software Applications *
3
CIS 056
Advanced instruction in an office suite program with emphasis on advanced topics in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Advanced Software Applications *
3
SOC 280
Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

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Introduction to Sociology
3
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No description available

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Social Science Elective one rr
 
BUS 094
Covers basic applications of mathematics in the business world percentages, elementary algebra, interest, installment buying, statistics, insurance, etc. It is designed to reinforce and expand business concepts held by the student through the use of mathematics.

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Business Mathematics
3
ENG 095
Using critical thinking skills, students will study and reinforce the basics of the English language as they apply to business communications. Emphasis is placed on grammar, punctuation, spelling, word usage, and sentence structure.

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Business English
3
  Total Semester Hours:
18
 
Second Semester
BUS 060
Students handle office activities using computers in a simulated office environment. Students access software including wordprocessing, electronic mail and calendaring, and other specialized software.


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Automated Office Procedures (Mod 1) *
3
BUS 079
Designed as a pre-employment course. Areas of study include job-searching skills, refinement of social skills, office management decisions and review of office skills and responsibilities.

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Professional Development (Mod 1)
3
CIS 047
This capstone course will integrate Quark/InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Web Page Design concepts. The course features a simulated work environment. Students will complete graphic design applications in print and on the web for a simulated business. (Repeatable 3 Times)


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Graphic Design Capstone (Mod 2) * +++
3
JOR 251
Teaches the student basic photographic techniques, including uses of different types of cameras, principles of the taking of photographs, darkroom procedures for film development and printing, photographic editing, cutline writing, and examination of current trends in journalistic photography.

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Intro to Journalistic Photography
3
BUS 200
An introduction to legal systems and law, especially the U.S. legal system. Business-legal relationships in the areas of criminal law, torts, product liability, and contracts are examined. Antitrust, consumer, labor, and environmental law are studied; also the international marketplace.

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Legal Environ/Business
 
BUS/CIS
No description available

or
Any BUS or CIS Course
 
PSY 271
Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing concepts and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

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Introduction to Psychology
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 


Total Program Hours: 64

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