Sauk Valley Community College

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(B33) Office and Administrative Services: Desktop Publishing Specialist

College Catalog - B33

Program Description

(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
Counseling Office, 815/835-6354;
Mary Ann Hurd, Assistant Professor of Office and Administrative Services, 815/835-6202.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on current tuition and fee rates and estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 27 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition and Fees $2,931.00 $7,872.00 $8,574.00
Course Fees $130.00 $130.00 $130.00
Room and Board $6,750.00 $6,750.00 $6,750.00
Books and Supplies $1,307.82 $1,307.82 $1,307.82
Total $11,118.82 $16,059.82 $16,761.82