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Graphic Design Certificate

Short-Term Certificate


This certificate program will prepare students with introductory and basic skills for entry-level positions in graphic design.  The certificate pathway creates an option for those who want basic skill in a quick time frame and yet can build these skill later to meet the associate degree requirements for future career advancement.  The certificate degree builds skills in communications through images, website design, and printed materials.


Industry Certification

Upon completion of the Graphic Design short-term certificate, the student will be able to take the following Adobe Certificate Associate Exams.


Certificate Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the certificate program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Determine the message the design should portray
  2. Create images that identify a product or convey a message
  3. Develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites
  4. Select colors, images, text style, and layout
  5. Present the design to clients or the art director

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