About the Program
The Adobe® Applications Technician Career Pathway Certificate prepares students for work in entry-level positions in the graphic design industry where a working knowledge of Adobe® Creative Cloud applications is required. Courses can be applied to the one-year Design and Digital Media certificate and the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Design and Digital Media. The AAS is designed to prepare students for employment in various design-related industries and fields, including Web design, graphic design, publishing, advertising, media/printing/editing, or to begin careers as freelance designers.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who are interested in becoming an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) can begin by earning the Adobe® Applications Technician Certificate.
The curriculum in RCC courses is derived from a set of identified learning outcomes that are relevant to the discipline. Students completing the Design and Digital Media: Adobe Applications Technician Career Pathway Certificate will be able to:
Utilize correct digital media tools to develop a portfolio.
Students are required to complete the Placement Process to determine skill level and readiness in math, reading, and writing. As part of their training program, students must begin with the courses within their skill level as determined through the Placement Process.
Coursework from accredited universities will be accepted in accordance with college policies and the Visual Art and Design Department Chair’s approval. In order to ensure that coursework is current, program courses over five years old must be reviewed and approved by the appropriate department chair before being accepted toward core requirements. Each College Now credit student must meet with the department chair to determine placement.
Credits earned in the successful completion of Career Pathways certificates can be applied to other certificates and degrees in the Career Pathway. For more information, speak to a program advisor.
Students completing the required credits in this program with a grade of “C-” or better will receive a Career Pathways certificate in Adobe® Applications Technician. Certain prerequisite and required courses are graded on a pass/no pass basis only. A grade of “P” for these courses indicates a student earned the equivalent of a “C-” or better grade.