You see the work of graphic designers virtually everywhere—in ads, social media, websites, outdoor displays, and more. If you want to join them, the place to polish your creativity and develop introductory and basic skills is our Graphic Design Certificate program. Here, you’ll study industry-specific areas including photo editing and illustration, web technologies, and web page design.

This short-term program is ideal if you’re looking to quickly pursue an entry-level position and then meet the associate degree requirements to advance your career. Our instructors will help you enhance your ability to communicate through images, website design, and printed materials.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand the message the design should portray.
  • Be able to create images that identify a product or convey a message.
  • Learn to develop graphics for product illustrations, logos, and websites.
  • Develop the ability to select colors, images, text style, and layout.
  • Gain the skills to present the design to clients and the art director.


Dr. Heather Davis
Vice President of Academic Affairs/CAO