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Adobe Applications Specialist Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 16.5
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Term Effective: Summer 2011


A newer version of this certificate is found listed as Computer Studies: Adobe Applications Specialist

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 Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in image editing skills using Photoshop;
  2. demonstrate proficiency in vector skills using Illustrator;
  3. demonstrate proficiency in desktop publishing skills using InDesign; and
  4. use critical thinking skills to formulate, apply and integrate assets in a workflow environment for PDF, screen or web using Adobe Creative Suite software.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Adobe Applications Specialist Certificate program are:

  • Complete 16.5 units from
    • Adobe Applications Specialist Requirements

Adobe Applications Specialist Requirements - complete 16.50 units
CS 70.11AAdobe Photoshop 13.00
CS 71.11Adobe Illustrator 13.00
CS 72.11AAdobe InDesign 13.00
CS 175.11Introduction to Adobe Acrobat1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
CS 70.11BAdobe Photoshop 23.00
CS 72.11BAdobe InDesign 24.00

Term Effective: Summer 2011

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: Spring 2012

Previous Versions:

Adobe Applications Specialist - effective Fall 2010
Adobe Applications Specialist - effective Spring 2007
Adobe Applications Specialist - effective Fall 1981

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.

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