District Syllabus
Business Applications For Desktop Publishing

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: $25
Prerequisites: OST1713 Word Processing I
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Microsoft Office Publisher 2010 is a powerful desktop publishing (DTP) program that assists you in designing and producing professional, quality documents that combine text, graphics, illustrations, and photographs. DTP software provides additional tools over and above those typically found in word processing packages, including design templates, graphic manipulation tools, color schemes or libraries, advanced layout and printing tools, and Web components. For large jobs, businesses use DTP software to design publications that are camera ready, which means the files are suitable for outside commercial printing. In addition, DTP software is becoming a tool of choice for Web pages and interactive Web forms.
Required Materials: Books:
  • STARK. MICROSOFT PUBLISHER 2113 COMPLETE, 1st ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2013. ISBN: 9781285167329
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the generic concepts of desktop publishing
  2. Produce professional looking documents using Microsoft Publisher 2010.
  3. Manipulate the desktop publishing software to create brochures, newsletters, forms, advertising mail-outs, and other business documents.
  4. Use of correct terminology in describing and specifying various typefaces and be able to choose the most appropriate typeface according to the target audience.
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be
  1. Apply principles of balance, design, and creativity to attract, interest, stimulate, and motivate the reader.
  2. Import word processing documents into a desktop publishing program.
  3. Enhance documents with graphics, themes, and special effects.
  4. Create documents for personal applications.
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.