This program is designed to prepare students for employment in advertising, marketing, and graphics departments or self-employment as free-lance desktop publishing specialists. Documents created using desktop publishing technology rival the quality of those produced with traditional typesetting methods yet they can be more readily and inexpensively updated/revised.
Work and Employment
Desktop Publishing Specialists work in advertising and marketing firms, print and electronic publishing companies, video and film production companies, large companies of all types which have in-house graphics department or self-employed as free-lance specialists.
Desktop Publishing Specialists must have the following skills and aptitudes: communicate well, work under pressure, show good judgment, and be systematic and accurate. A clear understanding of computer technology and software is important.
Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354;
Mary Ann Hurd, Assistant Professor of Office and Administrative Services, 815/835-6202.