Digital Publishing Certificate Options
Digital Publishing refers to the use of computers and appropriate software
to prepare type and images for reproduction. While the digital publishing
technologies of today can trace their origins to the proprietary equipment
and software found in the printing trade in the early 1980's, the techniques
of page layout, image acquisition and manipulation, and document illustration
have evolved greatly since that time. Today, commercially available computer
hardware and software provide sophisticated and powerful tools for preparing
printed documents of all descriptions, and are utilized in many facets
of the business world in addition to printing fields.
The Digital Publishing certificates provide instruction in the techniques
and skills needed to work in all areas involved in desktop publishing.
Using computers and appropriate software, students in the program learn
to design, scan, illustrate, typeset, and assemble pages utilitizing desktop
patterns are flexible. Students may enroll in any course for which they
meet the prerequisite; full-time enrollment and degree pursuit are not
required. Additionally, those students wishing to complete a two-year
degree may apply all courses completed in the Digital Publishing
certificates toward an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Graphic Communications
at Illinois Central College.
Your certificate options include: