Graphic Production Certificates

"There are three responses to a piece of design - yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for." - Milton Glaser, Graphic Designer

A graphic design professional is competent in graphic design and print production and can demonstrate expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Our Graphic Production Certificates (Levels 1 and 2) emphasize design and creativity while providing the technical training you need to take your graphic production skills to the next level. Both certificates combine classroom lecture with hands-on labs to encourage skill-building and retention.

Certificate Overview

Our courses focus on the basic principles of graphic production utilizing the Adobe CC version of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Courses may be taken individually, or register for the series and save! For course details, please click on the links below.

Required CoursesHoursQuarters Typically Offered
Graphic Production Certificate Level 1
(4 Class Series)
30 Winter, Spring
Photoshop Level 1 9 Winter, Spring
Illustrator Level 1 9 Winter, Spring
InDesign Level 1 9 Winter, Spring
Graphic Production Capstone Level 1 3 Winter, Spring
Graphic Production Certificate Level 2
(4 Class Series)
30 TBD
Photoshop Level 2 9 TBD
Illustrator Level 2 9 TBD
InDesign Level 2 9 TBD
Graphic Production Capstone Level 2 3 TBD
Level 1 and Level 2 60  


Level 1: Basic computer skills and Windows proficiency are required for all Level 1 courses.

Level 2: Satisfactory completion of all Level 1 courses or equivalent experience required.

Recommended Textbooks

Textbooks may be purchased via or through any other book retailer.

  • Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release),  1st Ed, ISBN-13: 978-0134663456
  • Adobe Illustrator CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release),  1st Ed,  ISBN-13: 978-0134663449
  • Adobe InDesign CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release),  1st Ed, ISBN-13: 978-0134664095

Program Completion

To earn a Certificate of Completion for Levels 1 and 2, you must attend 80 percent of each course, participate in class, and fulfill any other requirements listed in the course outline.

More Information

For questions about our Graphic Production Certificates, please contact Green River College Continuing Education at 253-856-9595, ext. 5000.

Certificate Terms and Conditions

Contact Us

Email Continuing Education

Auburn Campus

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2535

12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092

Kent Campus

Phone: 253-856-9595, ext. 5000

417 Ramsay Way Ste. 112
Kent, WA 98032

Enumclaw Campus

Phone: 253-288-3400

1414 Griffin Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022

Auburn Center

Phone: 253-288-3455

1221 D Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002


Hours vary by location

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