Adobe Applications Specialist Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 16.5

Term Effective: Spring 2007

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Previous Versions:

Adobe Applications Specialist - effective Fall 1981


The Adobe Applications Specialist Skills Certificate provides an overview of Adobe's professional level graphics and page-layout programs, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat. This certificate will support individuals applying for new jobs as well as those currently employed.

More information about Computer and Information Sciences programs can be found at the Computer and Information Sciences Department website.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Adobe Applications Specialist program are:

  • Complete 16.5 units from
    • Adobe Applications Specialist Requirements

Adobe Applications Specialist Requirements - complete 16.50 units
CS 71.11A Adobe Illustrator 11.50
CS 71.11B Adobe Illustrator 21.50
CS 72.11A Adobe InDesign 13.00
CIS173.21A Introduction to Adobe Acrobat1.50
CS 70.11A Adobe Photoshop 13.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
CS 70.11B Adobe Photoshop 23.00
CS 71.11C Adobe Illustrator 33.00
CS 72.11B Adobe InDesign 24.00

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


CS 71.11A was CIS 73.35A, CS 71.11B was CIS 73.35B, CS 72.11A was CIS 73.41A, CS 175.11 was CIS 173.21A, CS 70.11A was CIS 73.21, CS 70.11B was CIS 73.22, CS 71.11C was CIS 73.35C, CS 72.11B was CIS 73.41B (Part of the BOT/CIS to CS conversion. Curriculum Office 5/28/09)

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