From logos and layouts to branding and publishing, the Graphic Media Design program provides students with valuable design and development skills to for the creative jobs of the future. In addition to preparing students for their next step of career or continuing education, we offer both a certificate or career technical diploma. Our program of study provides students with both practical skills in learning to use the latest technology and software, paired with traditional making techniques and profession skills in concept development and presentation. Students acquire printing industry fundamentals and train to create professional publications for advertising and marketing products or services.  Students are trained to become a successful Design Technician,  Graphic Designer, or Desktop Publisher.  Students create newsletters, publications, fliers, design logos, brand products and services.  The program also trains students to earn an industry certification (ACA) Adobe Certified Associate.

To receive program certification, students must complete all classes within a 2-year time frame. To receive a career technical diploma, students must also provide a high school diploma or high school equivalency.

Program Course Requirements

  • Keyboarding
  • Social Media for Business
  • Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
  • Adobe Photoshop Advanced
  • Adobe Illustrator (Business Branding)
  • Adobe Illustrator (Vector Graphics)
  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe InDesign I
  • Adobe InDesign II
  • Job Preparation-Portfolio

Certifications Available

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign

Program Cost

  • $710 over 9-12 months

The above cost and time are estimated amounts for the program/pathway.  Your costs may vary. Additional fees may apply.  Program cost includes books, industry certification test fees, and administration fees.  Please see the Course Catalog (pages 13 & 16 - Click Here for Catalog) for further program details and cost information.  You may also call (562) 229-7960 to speak to an Adult School representative.