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Computer Essentials for Graphic Design

Graphic designers must be proficient in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and now must extend their reach from print into interactive design, design for the web and video.  Pick up the software skills you need here in brief highly focused courses.

Not all courses are offered every semester.
Links direct you to current offerings.


All courses listed are required in order to complete the certificate program, unless otherwise noted.

Mac proficiency is required for this certificate. If you are not proficient, take CTB 002 Make the Most of your Mac.

A total of 9 (7 required and 2 from either concentrations) courses are needed to complete this certificate. 
Courses can be taken in any order if there are no prerequisites.

Required courses
CTD 100  Illustrator I
CTD 111  Illustrator II: Graphic Design
CTD 121  Illustrator III: Graphic Design
CTD 200  Photoshop I
CTD 211  Photoshop II: Graphic Design
CTD 520  InDesign I
CTB 040  Managing the Design Process

Concentration in animation/web:
CTD 525  Interactive Design for Tablets and Smart Phones
CTD 706  Animation Design with Adobe Animate
CTD 860  After Effects I
CTD 861  After Effects II

Concentration in architecture, construction or interior design:
CTD 361  AutoCad I
CTD 362  AutoCad II
CTD 371  SketchUp for Interior Design and Virtual Reality
CTD 381  Revit I
CTD 382  Revit II


Students interested in a Professional Development Certificate of Completion must file an Affidavit Certificate Declaration after completing the first class of the certificate program. This will also enable you to obtain your official FIT ID. Getting Started with a Noncredit Certificate Program

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