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Office and Administrative Services: Desktop Publishing Specialist

(B33) Certificate

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.

Special Considerations

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.

Gainful Employment Data

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2017-18 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 27 credit hours.

Tuition $3,321.00 $8,964.00 $10,314.00
Fees $317.00 $317.00 $317.00
Course Fees * $170.00 * $170.00 * $170.00
Total Tuition and Fees $3,808.00 $9,451.00 $10,801.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.