Course Number & Name: CIS 136 Desktop Publishing for IBM Computers

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in CIS 107 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course provides hands-on instruction to develop students’ understanding of desktop publishing using Microsoft Office 2007 and the Internet.  Topics covered include basic concepts, layout and good form, research, creating a presentation, using templates, and working with text, fonts, clip-art, drawings, and photographs.  Students are required to design a variety of presentations as well as printed works indicative of their competence and typical of those found in business and industry as part of their portfolio.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. identify and discuss the fundamental concepts of desktop publishing;
  2. produce different business and promotional documents using appropriate software;
  3. use oral and written delivery skills to make effective presentations; and
  4. discuss and apply ethical standards in the production of marketing documents.


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