Desktop Publishing Applications
CIT 34600/ 3 Cr.
Interdisciplinary introduction to desktop publishing technology integrating application and hardware. Students will learn desktop publishing theory and techniques to produce flyers, newsletters, brochures, business forms, web forms, and publications with database inter-connectivity. Service learning includes a complete DTP solution for a small business or not-for-profit agency.
- Available Online: Yes
- Credit by Exam: No
- Laptop Required: Yes
P: CIT 10600 or equivalent.
- Windows 8
- Microsoft Office 2013
- Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (CC or CS6)
- Windows Media Player
Course Outcomes(What are these?)
- Apply knowledge gained using computer and web applications to produce a complete desktop publishing solution for a customer (CIT b, c)
- Use collaborative, integrative tools to create advanced publications (CIT i)
- Integrate applications to build virtual workplace solutions (CIT l)
- Use application software to publish to the web as part of the virtual workplace (CIT j)
- Recognize and incorporate rules regarding the difference between designing documents for paper and designing for the web (CIT j)
- Use application software document design techniques (CIT c)
- Employ problem-solving techniques in designing business solutions on the Web (CIT c)
- Prototype and document an acceptable solution to a problem (CIT i)
CIT Student Outcomes(What are these?)
(b) An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
(c) An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j) An ability to use and apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies.
(l) An ability to effectively integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
- Desktop Publishing - uses, applications, and history
- Print Publications
- Fonts, Layout, Color, and Styles
- Original Graphics
- Data Driven Publications
- Web Publications
- Desktop Publishing Showcase
- Exams (2)
Principles of Undergraduate Learning (PULs)
1a. Communicate effectively in a variety of formats, particularly written, oral, and visual formats.
1b. Identify and propose solutions for problems using quantitative tools and reasoning.
1c. Make effective use of information resources and technology.
3. Integration and Application of Knowledge
5. Understanding Society and Culture