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Computer Studies: Adobe Certification Training in Illustrator Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 6

Term Effective: Fall 2012

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.


The Computer Studies: Adobe Certification Training in Illustrator Skills Certificate provides instruction in the vector graphic program, Illustrator. This program of study helps prepare the student for the Adobe Illustrator ACE industry exam, and will enhance the student's value in the job market. The skills are applicable to occupations involving printed and web media.

Illustrator is the most widely used graphics program to create vector graphics for packaging and design for both print and the web. This program is widely used by graphic artists, illustrators, web designers and desktop publishers.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Create a variety of documents that exhibit the full gamut of Illustrator skills from beginning to advanced levels;
  2. use critical thinking skills to formulate, apply and integrate assets in transferring Illustrator documents into print, PDF, or web environments; and
  3. demonstrate knowledge necessary to complete the studies for the Adobe certified expert industry exam in Adobe Illustrator.

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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: Adobe Certification Training in Illustrator program are:

  • Complete 6 units from
    • Adobe Certification Training in Illustrator Requirements

Adobe Certification Training in Illustrator Requirements - complete 6.00 units
CS 71.11 Adobe Illustrator 13.00
GD 53 Design Techniques in Illustrator3.00

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.

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