Desktop Applications

Program provides the fundamental information technology skills required to provide software services and implement current industry standards and techniques in a business setting.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in the fundamental information technology skills required to provide user support in business.
  2. Apply current industry standards, protocols and techniques; and keep up with evolving technology to maintain professional proficiency.

Course Sequence

Course Sequence Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Hrs in Class Credits
AST 253 Advanced Desktop Publishing I 2 0 2 2
AST 238/239 Word Processing for Windows 2 2 4 3
AST 255 Desktop Publishing Lab 0 1 1 1
ITD 115 Webpage Design Site Mgmt. 3 0 3 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications Concepts or        
BUS 147 Intro to Business Info. Systems 3 0 3 3
ITE 140 Spreadsheet Software 3 0 3 3
ITE 150 Desktop Database Software 4 0 4 4
  Total 18 3 22 19

Program Information

Minimum credits: 19

Length: 2 semesters (1 year), if suggested full-time course sequence is followed.

Career opportunities: Desktop Publisher: $41,090
*Median salaries job growth nationwide as of 2015. Source: BLS.gov

Industry Certifications: Students may sit for the CIW certification in web design; MOS certification in Word, Excel and Powerpoint; and Adobe InDesign certification.

Division: Business, Engineering, Industrial Technologies

Contact: 434.797.8440 or 434.797.8474

For course descriptions view the college catalog.