Advanced Desktop Publishing
I. Course Prefix/Number: CAB 265
Course Name: Advanced Desktop Publishing
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
2. Begin collecting a sample files and apply techniques of adapting a sample for use in a new publication.
3. Develop connective elements to be used in repeated publications for a company.
4. Learn about local and national desktop publishing resources.
5. Customize templates to save development time.
6. Formulate and apply techniques of cropping photographs for special effects.
7. Make effective printing, paper and ink choices.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Adapting sample files
2. Locating resources for design graphics and typography
a. Local and national user groups
b. Service bureaus
3. Customizing templates
4. Developing connective elements
5. Using the time-saving features and capabilities of the Windows and page-layout software
B. Design decisions
1. Analyzing ads for page makeover
2. Creating, scaling and cropping graphics
3. Developing and manipulating fonts
C. Producing the publication
1. Linking with imported text
2. Copyediting including leading and kerning techniques
3. Creating and using style sheets
4. Embedding tags and codes
5. Importing tabular and ASCII files
D. Printing the publication
1. Paper, ink and binding options
2. Time and cost considerations
3. Reproduction quality
4. Preparation of mechanicals
6. Color separations
7. Laser and other printers
8. Offset printing
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
B. Complete required assignments and tests.
C. Attend lab as required.
IX. Instructional Materials
USB Flash Drive
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
violations will be vigorously investigated and if warranted, appropriate penalties applied.
Specifically, you do not have the right to:
1. make copies of software for yourself or others.
2. receive and use unauthorized copies of software.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the ASSIST office in the Learning Center. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.