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Computer Studies: Adobe Photoshop Entry Level Certificate Computer Studies Total Units: 6
Term Effective: Fall 2017


The Computer Studies: Adobe Photoshop Entry Level Skills Certificate provides an entry level course of study in Adobe Photoshop. This course of study helps prepare the student to take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) industry-standard exam in Adobe Photoshop.

A Photoshop ACA has earned a certification that validates entry-level skills in visual communication, for careers including, but not limited to, marketing, Web development, photography, digital media, and graphic design. It indicates an intermediate level of depth and breadth of Photoshop knowledge and experience and enhances the recipients' value in the job market.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

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

  1. Utilize intermediate-level features of Adobe Photoshop, including the correct usage of layer, vector, and clipping masks;
  2. Create and edit complex digital images using basic through intermediate Photoshop features;
  3. Use critical thinking skills to evaluate an image, develop a strategy to repair and/or enhance it, and make the appropriate adjustments;
  4. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exam;
  5. Perform the Photoshop skills essential to an entry-level position in photography, digital art, desktop publishing, or Web page design.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Computer Studies: Adobe Photoshop Entry Level Certificate program are:

  • Complete 6 units from
    • Computer Studies: Adobe Photoshop Entry Level

Computer Studies: Adobe Photoshop Entry Level - complete 6.00 units
CS 70.11AAdobe Photoshop 13.00
CS 70.11BAdobe Photoshop 23.00

Term Effective: Fall 2017

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.

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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