What is Desktop Publishing?
Desktop publishing (abbreviated DTP) is the creation of documents using page layout skills on a personal computer. Desktop publishing software can generate layouts and produce typographic quality text and images comparable to traditional typography and printing. This technology allows individuals, businesses, and other organizations to self-publish a wide range of printed matter. Desktop publishing is also the main reference for digital typography. When used skillfully, desktop publishing allows the user to produce a wide variety of materials, from menus to magazines and books, without the expense of commercial printing.
Desktop publishing combines a personal computer and WYSIWYG page layout software to create publication documents on a computer for either large scale publishing or small scale local multifunction peripheral output and distribution. Desktop publishing methods provide more control over design, layout, and typography than word processing. However, word processing software has evolved to include some, though by no means all, capabilities previously available only with professional printing or desktop publishing.
The same DTP skills and software used for common paper and book publishing are sometimes used to create graphics for point of sale displays, promotional items, trade show exhibits, retail package designs and outdoor signs. Although what is classified as "DTP software" is usually limited to print and PDF publications, DTP skills aren't limited to print. The content produced by desktop publishers may also be exported and used for electronic media. The job descriptions that include "DTP", such as DTP artist, often require skills using software for producing e-books, web content, and web pages, which may involve web design or user interface design for any graphical user interface.
About AFOC and Desktop Publishing
Abram Friedman Occupational Center Mission Statement
Abram Friedman OC is committed to providing its diverse student population the academic, technical and life skills needed for personal growth and/or economic potential.
Abram Friedman OC is approved by the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare Bureau of Higher Education and State of California Department of Education for high school diplomas, work-study participation, and College Work-Study programs. Belmont Service Area is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
To provide and promote an exemplary career education, career development and workforce preparation and contributes to students' career success.
Students who enroll in the graphics program at AFOC prepare for entry-level employment in the printing industry; Offset, Digital, Web, Garment, Speciality Printing, etc. Students also benefit by having the opportunity to become SkillsUSA members as the prepare to go into the world of work! This state-of-the-art facility offers training on large iMac computers; utilizing the latest Adobe software and great training material. Students are able to hone in their digital skills, and learn to use all kinds of imaging equipment current in today's industry.
How to Find Us
Our Address How to find us and parking info:
Abram Friedman Occupational Center "AFOC"
1646 S. Olive St.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Parking and entrance
The parking is located on Grand Avenue, between 17th St. and 18th St. (under the I-10 fwy.)
Parking is $2.00 per day.
Parking vouchers must be purchased from the Book Store prior to parking.
Abram Friedman Occupational Center
The Adult Basic Education (ABE) program provides instruction in basic reading, writing, and math. The program focuses on students with limited literacy or math skills (below 9th-grade level). ABE classes use research-based teaching methods to build essential reading, writing, math, critical thinking, and problem solving skills using whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction.
Our Location Drive CarefulAFOC - Abram Friedman Occupational Center
1646 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90015
About Skills USA
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. We provide educational programs, events and competitions that support career and technical education (CTE) in the nation's classrooms.
Our Impact By The Numbers
53 state and territorial associations More than 11.9 million members since 1965 600+ national partners businesses, trade associations and unions More than 18,000 classrooms conducting SkillsUSA training nationwide 1,000s of community service activities each year 1/4 of U.S. occupational areas covered by SkillsUSA curriculum that's 130 job categories.
SkillsUSA offers many opportunities for growth through competitions. There are many competition opportunities available through SkillsUSA membership.
Students can compete at the local or state level. State winners go on the national competition: The SkillsUSA Championships in Louisville, Ky.
Other contests include the WorldSkills Competition, the opportunity to design the National Leadership and Skills Conference Pin and the chance to have your photography published in SkillsUSA Champions magazine.