Desktop Publishing Certificate

The Desktop Publishing Certificate prepares you to use Canva and Microsoft Publisher. You'll learn to follow a workflow, prepare page layouts and designs, create and edit images and graphics, finalize documents for publication, and more.

The Desktop Publishing Certificate is stackable, meaning credits earned may be applied towards the Administrative Office Technologies AAS.

Contact (815) 455-8690 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $851.5

Credit Hours to Complete: 6

Weeks to Complete: 16

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What you need to know about getting your Desktop Publishing Certificate (CIP 10.0303)

Total Desktop Publishing Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $729 $1,974.9 $2,776.38 $2,776.38
Additional Costs $122.5 $122.5 $122.5 $122.5
Program Total $851.5 $2,097.4 $2,898.88 $2,898.88

What makes MCC's Desktop Publishing Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

  • Credits earned in this certificate are stackable towards the AOT AAS degree (see above), helping you achieve your educational goals faster, and earning multiple credentials as you go.
  • Many AOT courses have reduced or zero textbook costs, with more courses added each academic year.
  • Classes include course projects common to industry.
  • You may participate in Scots for Non-Profits, volunteering at a local non-profit organization, toward earning graduation Silver Cord hours.
  • You'll learn from educated and experienced faculty who will share their valuable experience, knowledge, and troubleshooting skills with you.

How will MCC's Desktop Publishing Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

Ask about internships for college credit and job shadowing opportunities!

Outside of the Classroom

To further your career, you may seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include:

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.