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Computer Multimedia

This course is designed for the creative computer user. Students will utilize Microsoft PowerPoint in order to present information in a dynamic manner. This will include using hyperlinks, graphics, sound, and animation, as well as the scanner and digital camera to create electronic files.

Desktop publishing software including Microsoft Publisher, which will enable the student to design print media such as newsletters, bulletins, brochures, etc., will also be covered.  Graphics and art will be imported into publishing projects and techniques will be discovered to visualize the finished page. Adobe Photoshop will also be introduced.

Suggested Prerequisites

  • Keyboarding
  • Basic Computer Literacy
Length: One or two years
Grades: 10, 11, 12, and Adult
Clock Hours: 122
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification (Core and Expert Levels), which are becoming an industry standard, can be obtained after successfully completing the testing requirements. HCTC students showing aptitude for a MOS exam will have their test fee waived (normally $65 per test).

Job Opportunities

    The demand for people who can successfully design presentations, documents, brochures, newsletters, etc. has increased.  More businesses are performing these tasks in-house instead of having another company prepare them.  Changing things is more cost-effective and easier if the documents and presentations are produced in-house.

Learning Activities

  • Word Processing/Desktop Publishing
  • Presentation software
  • Graphics
  • Sound/video clips
  • Business English skills