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Adobe Certified Associate

There is a strong demand for Adobe Creative Suite skills. In the Adobe Certified Associate program, you will learn five of the most often-used Adobe programs: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Animate (formerly Flash). You will read short readings, complete exercises and watch video demos and reviews of exercises, take quizzes and exams, and complete a project.

By focusing on these five programs, you will learn how to put all the parts and pieces together to develop the Adobe Creative Suite skills needed to be professionals in the design field. 

12 Months / 220 Course Hrs
Open Enrollment

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Adobe Certified Associate

Learning Method

Instructor-led Self-Paced: Study at your own schedule

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Adobe Certified Associate (5 Vouchers Included) Details + Objective

Course Code: GES378

You Will Learn
  • Learn about typography and formatting text
  • Create and optimize images
  • Configure and create web technologies
  • Get comfortable with the CC user interface in all five programs
  • Work with drawing tools
  • Prepare files for output
  • Learn about styles and templates
  • Learn skills to work with team projects
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 220 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Launch your career as a graphic or web designer
  • Prepare yourself for five corresponding Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams
  • Master Adobe’s Creative suite, which offers some of the most widely used programs for graphic designers
Adobe Certified Associate (5 Vouchers Included) Outline
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I. Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud (CC)

Receive an overview of web development and learn how to work with Dreamweaver. Create HTML pages, links, images, lists, tables, and learn how to style content.

  A.   A Quick Overview of Web Development 
  B.   Getting Started with Dreamweaver
  C.    Creating HTML Pages
  D.  Links
  E.    Images
  F.    Lists
  G.  Tables
  H.  Styling Content 
II. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC)

Explore the Photoshop workspace, learn about resizing, painting, retouching, color correction, layering techniques, and more.

  A.  Exploring the Photoshop Workspace
  B.    Image Size and Resolution 
  C.    Selection Tools 
  D.  Painting
  E.    Retouching
  F.   Color Correction
  G.  Advanced Layer Techniques 
  H.  Working with Type and Vector Shapes
  I.    Designing for Web 
  J.    Preparing Final Art
III. Adobe Animate Creative Cloud (CC)

Get started in the Animate Creative Cloud. Understand how to work with drawing tools, graphic symbols, basic animation, button symbols, movie clip symbols, and more.

  A.   Getting Started
  B.   Working with Drawing Tools
  C.   Graphic Symbols and the Library
  D.   Basic Animation
  E.   Advanced Animation 
  F.   Button Symbols
  G.   Movie Clip Symbols 
  H.   Publishing Animate Documents
IV. Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC)

Begin learning about the Illustrator environment, how to organize a project, create advanced illustrations, manage shapes, and share your project.

  A.   Getting to Know the Illustrator Environment
  B.   Getting Started
  C.   Organizing a Project
  D.   Creating Advanced Illustrations 
  E.   Advanced Management of Shapes
  F.   Working with Type
  G.   Managing Project Components
  H.   Sharing Your Project
V. Introduction to Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC)

Complete the course by learning about Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud including working with graphics, text, master pages, templates, and more.

  A.   Getting to Know the Environment
  B.   Creating a Project 
  C.   Working with Graphics
  D.   Working with Text
  E.   Master Pages
  F.   Working with Templates
  G.   Advanced Techniques
  H.   Printing and Proofing a Project
  I.   Design Principles
  J.   Designing for Web
Adobe Certified Associate (5 Vouchers Included) Instructors
Tracy Berry

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide, including involvement in large corporate software rollouts. Tracy has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, reporting/productivity applications, as well as the creation of online courses with software from leading vendors.

Adobe Certified Associate (5 Vouchers Included) Requirements / Prerequisites

Students should be comfortable using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard and able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, or IE 7 and later browsers.

You'll need the five programs used in this course:

  • Dreamweaver
  • Photoshop
  • Animate
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign

Click Here to download the Adobe Programs.

Adobe Certified Associate (5 Vouchers Included) Frequently Asked Questions
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Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Do I have to buy additional materials?

No.

Does this program prepare for a certification?

Yes, Adobe Certified Associate exams. Information about the exams is available here. To sign up, start by locating a testing center here, and then contact that testing center to schedule the exam.

What happens when I complete the program?

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

Can I register for programs if I am an international student?

Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

How long does it take to complete a program?

All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. When you register, you’ll receive twelve (12) months to complete the program.

When can I start the program?

Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.

Who will be my instructor?

Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.

How can I get more information about this program?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via LIVE chat (click the button above). If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form to the right. You may also call us at 1-877-221-5151. We will answer your questions promptly.

Am I guaranteed a job?

ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my program within the time frame provided?

The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.

What software or hardware do I need in order to take online programs and what are the system requirements?

In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is the best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

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