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The Desktop Publishing program at Johnson County Community College gives you the ability to learn different publishing software and build an impressive portfolio with your work.

What will I learn in JCCC's Desktop Publishing program?

Earn a vocational certificate by enrolling in the Desktop Publishing program at JCCC and enter the workforce with marketable, high-demand skills. You’ll learn, in both Mac and Windows platforms, how to:

  • Create page layouts
  • Edit photos
  • Generate illustrations

Today’s workplaces need competent, creative employees to produce intriguing digital images, stunning vector illustrations, and eye-catching layouts. You will create illustrations, posters, brochures, exhibit panels, stationary, signage, and other corporate branding materials.

Why JCCC for Desktop Publishing courses?

Students in JCCC’s Desktop Publishing program take three sequences of classes that meet once a week for only five weeks. This approach means you’ll be focused on only one skill set at a time, and you’ll have opportunities to practice what you’ve learned in well-equipped dual-platform computer labs.

Work one-on-one with your professors in small classes to build projects for a portfolio you can show to potential employers. This quick turnaround from classroom to workforce might just be the solution you’ve been seeking.

Experienced professors have networking contacts in the metropolitan job market and are happy to help you make connections.

In addition, our community college offers dozens of clubs to fuel your personal interests or professional goals. If you’re pursuing a Desktop Publishing certificate at JCCC, check out the clubs and organizations that match your interests.

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When you master a variety of computer design software programs, you can work for any print media or online publication. You can use your knowledge to build, edit, and produce a myriad of projects, including:

  • Newsletters
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs
  • Brochures
  • Charts
  • Photos and illustrations
  • Presentations
  • Websites
  • Advertising campaigns

JCCC’s Desktop Publishing program allows you to build your portfolio and keep it current. You can also transfer your credits to earn a bachelor’s degree at another university or college.

The cost of pursuing higher education can be a great financial burden for many. At JCCC, we are always working to make tuition affordable for all students, so the cost of going to college doesn't impede your ability to succeed academically.

We can offer the following options at JCCC:

You may incur additional fees for textbooks and other supplies. Costs for these items will vary depending on which of JCCC’s Desktop Publishing courses you enroll in.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources at JCCC

JCCC offers several resources and tools that students can take advantage of. We are proud to be a college with professional tutoring services, smaller class sizes, and one-on-one learning experiences, and we want your experience at our school to be both memorable and educational.

Our counselors in the Financial Aid Office are here to help if you’re looking to find scholarship and loan opportunities. There are many financial aid options that can potentially lower your out-of-pocket costs each semester for tuition and other expenses.

The Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great places for providing guidance for post-graduation plans. If you’re not sure what you want to do after college, we can work with you to find a career path you’ll love.

JCCC’s transfer process is also easy if you’re thinking about transferring your credits to another school and continuing your education elsewhere.