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Lake Washington Institute of Technology    
 
    
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018

Digital Publishing, Certificate of Proficiency


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71 CREDITS

Program Admission Dates: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

The Digital Publishing certificate prepares students to create graphics and design layouts for a variety of digital publishing formats such as commercial printing, interactive documents and ePublications. Students begin study with theory courses and progress to learn software tools associated with vector and raster graphic creation, page layout, prepress, and digital publishing methods. Students seeking web and mobile design and coding skills should pursue the Design, AAS-T  degree program or the Web and Mobile Design, Certificate of Proficiency .

Digital Publishing certificate graduates will:

  • be prepared for entry-level jobs as graphic designers or production artists in print or digital publishing
  • create, edit, and integrate a variety of high quality vector and raster graphics within single and multiple page-layout projects for print or tablet
  • prepare project deliverables for commercially printed materials, interactive documents, and ePublications
  • create effective solutions to design challenges using the elements and principles of design
  • effectively use type in print-based and screen-based publications
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an adviser or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements


Recommended Course Sequence

The courses listed below are a suggested sequence; as long as prerequisites are met, courses may be taken in a different order.

Technical Electives - 8 Credits


Electives may be taken from MMDP or ART areas. The following courses are recommended.

Academic Core Requirements - 15 Credits


  • Written Communication 5 credits
  • Quantitative Reasoning 5 credits
  • Social Science 5 credits

Total Program Credits: 71


See Academic Core Requirements  for a list of all applicable courses for each of the categories listed above.

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