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Production Technician for Digital Publishing (BP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Ever wonder how to produce a printed flyer, brochure, business card, letterhead or book? This certificate is designed for someone employed or self-employed in the publishing industry. The certificate is for the person who is a writer or works on the fringe of the printing and publishing industry and wants to acquire the skills necessary to produce their own printed materials.

Prerequisites: Testing score equivalent or CPLT1100 Essential Computer Applications, CPLT1200 Introduction to Macintosh.

Award Outcomes

Utilize the elements and principles of design.

Integrate the use of industry standard technology and design.

Exhibit use of technology workflow.

Perform troubleshooting strategies.

Produce clean proofs and prints for press-ready documents.

Career Opportunities

Graphic design is an ever-changing and evolving professional career with many occupational categories and opportunities. One might find employment in a production environment, customer service, customer support, sales, creative production, consulting or training. Occupational titles include but are not limited to creative designer, graphic designer, print production artist, web designer, web producer, web developer, production artist, advertising artist, art typographer. Common working environments might include design or production, in a corporation, agency, advertising or marketing setting, printing company, or graphics service bureau.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 29 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1230Photoshop

3

MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP1270Macintosh Computer Technology

3

MGDP1310InDesign

3

MGDP1330Advanced Page Layout

3

MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MGDP1350Advanced Illustrator

3

MGDP1360Acrobat

2

MGDP2010Applied Graphic Design

3

MGDP2040Collateral Advertising

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 29

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1230Photoshop

3

MGDP1240Illustrator

3

MGDP1310InDesign

3

MGDP1360Acrobat

2

MGDP2010Applied Graphic Design

3

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
MGDP1270Macintosh Computer Technology

3

MGDP1330Advanced Page Layout

3

MGDP1340Advanced Photoshop

3

MGDP1350Advanced Illustrator

3

MGDP2040Collateral Advertising

3

Total Credits  15

Graduation (29 credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.

6/6/2018 : BP 1514 / EP