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  Introduction to Desktop Publishing

    Today's job market is more competitive than ever. Regardless of the career you plan to pursue, your ability to effectively communicate will greatly influence your success. Thus, it is essential to learn to convey your ideas with clarity and style. This course is designed to assist you in sharpening your presentation skills through a progression of "hands-on" desktop publishing projects. You will learn how to plan, design and publish your ideas on paper and the worldwide web. You will have the opportunity to expand your creativity and develop a working knowledge of publishing software. Mostly, you will have a lot of fun and hopefully discover the "real world" value of mastering the skills taught in the course.

    Prior to the advent of desktop publishing, graphic design was the exclusive domain of art and design professionals. The knowledge and equipment required to create top-notch publications was in the hands of a select few. However, the rapid expansion of computer technology over the last twenty years has made this elusive art available to anyone with a computer willing to learn. Salespeople and secretaries are now designing their own business cards and brochures, while restaurant owners are creating their own menus and promotional fliers.

    Desktop publishing has become a required job skill in many fields of endeavor. The professional who can effectively use technology to communicate his message is miles ahead of those who cannot. Today’s marketplace is noisier than ever. The creative use of words, images, colors and sounds are in high demand. So do not worry and wonder if this course is right for you. IT IS. Get started today … take the course that can take you to work!



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