Digital Production/DTP

15-credit Technical Certificate

Learn the prepress skills required to use page layout, illustration and image editing software packages to prepare electronic files for publication. Gain the skills to preflight, trap and impose a document to ensure that a job can be run correctly on a printing press. Classes are taught using Apple computers and involve a variety of hands-on projects.

Some credits earned in the Digital Production/DTP short-term certificate program may be applied toward degree and diploma programs in the Graphic Communications area within WCTC’s School of Applied Technologies.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 204-113 Page Layout/InDesign3 *
 201-118 Design Drawing & Color Theory3 *
Total Semester Credits
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 204-121 Digital Illustration3  
 204-131 Image Editing/Photoshop3  
Total Semester Credits
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 204-132 Integrated Digital Production3  
Total Semester Credits
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

There are no credit transfer agreements for this program at this time. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.