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|Computer Studies: Adobe Applications Specialist Certificate
Total Units: 16.5
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The Computer Studies: 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 Studies programs can be found at the Computer Studies Department website.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:
Recommended Sequence of Courses
- Demonstrate proficiency in image editing skills using Photoshop;
- demonstrate proficiency in vector skills using Illustrator;
- demonstrate proficiency in desktop publishing skills using InDesign; and
- use critical thinking skills to formulate, apply and integrate assets in a workflow environment for PDF, screen or web using Adobe Creative Suite software.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.
The requirements for the Computer Studies: Adobe Applications Specialist Certificate program are:
Complete 16.5 units from
- Adobe Applications Specialist Requirements
|Adobe Applications Specialist Requirements - complete 16.50 units|
|CS 70.11A||Adobe Photoshop 1||3.00|
|CS 71.11||Adobe Illustrator 1||3.00|
|CS 72.11A||Adobe InDesign 1||3.00|
|CS 175.11||Introduction to Adobe Acrobat||1.50|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:|
|CS 53.11A||Dreamweaver, Introduction to||3.00|
|CS 70.11B||Adobe Photoshop 2||3.00|
|CS 70.12||Photoshop Advanced Concepts||4.00|
|CS 70.13||Image Correction and Restoration with Adobe Photoshop||3.00|
|CS 72.11B||Adobe InDesign 2||4.00|
|CS 72.11C||Adobe InDesign 3||3.00|
|GD 53||Design Techniques in Illustrator||3.00|
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.
Program Requirements Notes:
GD 53 was APGR 54.1
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
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