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Graphic Design Desktop Publishing and Printing (Micro-credential)



Program Description

This micro-credential is focused on developing the skills required to design for print and web using industry standard software applications and best practices. Students are introduced to the desktop publishing process and production flow, web design and creation through practical, hands-on projects.

A digital badge will be awarded upon successful completion of this Micro-credential. After successful completion of all courses in the Program of Study you must notify us via email at Once verified, a digital badge will be issued to you.

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)
    Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading
    Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)

  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Of Study

Students are required to print or save a copy of the Program of Study when beginning the program. This document contains critical details about program progression and graduation requirements specific to the academic year in which your program was started.

Click to access the Program of Study for the current academic year.

Students who began this program prior to the current academic year may contact the Professional and Part-Time Learning office at or 905-721-3052 to obtain your Program of Study and graduation requirements.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be equipped to:

  • Design a variety of print-ready media products using industry-standard desktop publishing and typesetting software.
  • Communicate project scope and requirements with clients and printers to ensure successful completion of print-based products.

We recommend that students complete Graphic Design Foundations prior to this program.

Program Related Questions? Call 905.721.3052

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please visit the Professional and Part-Time Learning OSAP Eligibility webpage.

Currently offered

Course Title Location/
Delivery Method
COMP 1288Adobe InDesign BasicsOnline
REPR 2380Commercial Printing TechniquesOnline