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Graphic Design Certificate Program


The courses in the Graphic Design Certificate Program are designed to help individuals develop their skills and remain competitive in the graphic design industry and beyond. Using Adobe Creative Cloud applications, the courses cover essential purposes and methods to prepare participants for sophisticated graphic design processes. To earn a certificate, participants must complete all three courses.

Each course in this series lasts approximately four weeks, is instructor-led, fully online and self-paced.

Courses may be taken individually and in any order; however, participants who wish to earn the graphic design certificate must successfully complete all three courses.

In this hands-on course, we will work through examples of real-world creative challenges you will encounter as you learn to master Adobe Photoshop CC. We will start from the basics and work up to more challenging and exciting techniques. You'll learn about adjusting colors, masking, retouching, and manipulating images. As a graphic designer, you will learn what it takes to work efficiently and effectively, gaining the skills needed to add Photoshop into your creative toolkit.

Adobe Illustrator is the designer’s essential tool for creating vector logos, professional type effects, maps, diagrams, illustrations and more. Understand the unique features of Illustrator, the difference between vector and raster graphics and how to create complex graphics with simple components and selection tools. Learn lines and shapes, using the live trace, type basics, gradients, using layers, transparency and exporting images to EPS and PDF, and discover high quality drawing and digital illustration.

InDesign is the leading publication layout and design software. Learn to harness the power of InDesign to create materials for print, digital and PDF distribution. In this course, you will learn type controls, graphics file management, interactive design, layers and document setup and more as you become an InDesign power user.

Tonya Wright
Tonya D. Wright
CEO & Creative Consultant, Wright Touch Designs LLC

Tonya Wright is the founder and creative consultant of Wright Touch Designs LLC. As a branding and marketing professional, her job is to dig deep and discover the most compelling aspects of an organization’s backstory, create a visual campaign that speaks to this story, and share it with the right audiences. For over 15 years, Tonya has used her entrepreneurial experiences to provide 21st-century learners with innovative training. Her creative lessons in graphic design and Web development projects introduce students to real-life scenarios and solutions to navigate today’s digital-laden workforce and diverse clientele.


  • Up and Running on Photoshop CC
    May 6 - June 3, 2019 | August 19 - September 16, 2019
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  • Mastering Adobe Illustrator
    June 10 - July 8, 2019 | September 23 - October 21
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  • Bringing it Together with Adobe InDesign
    July 15 - August 12, 2019 | October 28 - November 25, 2019
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An Adobe Creative Cloud subscription is required to complete the course assignments in this program. Please visit to choose your plan.

Last Updated: May 13, 2019