"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.
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 Courses||Hours||Quarters Typically Offered|
|Graphic Production Certificate Level 1
(4 Class Series)
|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)
|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.
Textbooks may be purchased via Amazon.com 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
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.
For questions about our Graphic Production Certificates, please contact Green River College Continuing Education at 253-856-9595, ext. 5000.
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2535
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA 98092
Phone: 253-856-9595, ext. 5000
417 Ramsay Way Ste. 112
Kent, WA 98032
1414 Griffin Avenue
Enumclaw, WA 98022
1221 D Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002
Hours vary by location