Design Professional: Print Certificate

Learn the skills you need to complete design projects in print

Through the courses in this certificate program, you’ll learn to use state-of-the-art graphic software programs currently used in the industry. Our Effective Design: Color & Typography course teaches the foundation for all design work. Additional classes focus on graphic software programs for logo and vector image creation (Adobe Illustrator), page layout (Adobe InDesign), and image-editing (Adobe Photoshop). This combination is essential in order to function in the field of graphic design, publishing, marketing, and advertising. By gaining command of these software programs, you will be on your way to designing successful print pieces.

CCE Print Certificate

Course Info

Courses are offered online at varying times year-round. Select classes begin in January, April, July, and September. These courses are taught using Adobe software or other software. Basic computer skills are required and will not be covered in class.

LENGTH OF CERTIFICATE: As little as one year.

COURSES TO COMPLETE: 4 classes total. Some customization may be available based on students’ experience. To receive a Certificate, students must achieve an overall 2.0 G.P.A. or better.


  • Understand how to effectively use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign to produce print projects
  • Learn how to create dynamic, visual content
  • Develop effective design skills in color, composition, and typography
  • Learn how to package and save files for print

Course of Study

  • DES 150, Effective Design: Color & Typography
  • DES 151, Adobe Illustrator
  • DES 152, Adobe Photoshop
  • DES 154, Adobe InDesign


$500 per class

How to Register

Enrolling in one of PCA&D’s Certificate Programs is simple. Confirm your intent to pursue one of our certificates by filling out an application. Register for required courses on our class site

If you have any questions regarding mapping out a plan, upcoming class schedules, or completing your certificate, please contact the Center for Creative Exploration at 717.396.7833 ext 1005 or email