Adobe Certified Associate

Adobe Certified Associate

Calling all creatives! Discover how Meditec’s Adobe Certified Associate program can take you from beginner to certified graphic design professional, all from the comfort of your own home.

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Program Description:

The Adobe Certified Associate program is designed for students who want to learn Adobe software programs and prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams. This program is perfect for you, if you have little or no experience with Adobe’s Creative Suite, which is commonly used for professional graphic design, video editing, and web development. If you like and appreciate graphic design and consider yourself creative, you are well suited to this program.


Yes – Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams:
  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
Learning Objectives: In this program you will learn how to use five key programs in the Adobe suite: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Animate (formerly Flash). Upon completion of this course you will:
  • Learn about typography and formatting text.
  • Learn to create and optimize images.
  • Learn to create and configure for web technologies.
  • Get comfortable with the CC user interface in all five programs.
  • Learn to work with drawing tools.
  • Learn how to prepare files for output
  • Learn about styles and templates.
  • Learn skills to work with team projects

This program prepares you for:

  • Designer
  • Web Designer
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams
  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Interactive Media Using Adobe Flash Professional
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign

Program Outline:

  • Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver Creative Cloud (CC)
    • A Quick Overview of Web Development
    • Getting Started with Dreamweaver
    • Creating HTML Pages
    • Links
    • Images
    • Lists
    • Tables
    • Styling Content
    • Introduction to Adobe Dreamweaver Final Exam
  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (CC)
    • Exploring the Photoshop Workspace
    • Image Size and Resolution
    • Selection Tools
    • Painting
    • Retouching
    • Color Correction
    • Advanced Layer Techniques
    • Working with Type and Vector Shapes
    • Designing for Web
    • Preparing Final Art
    • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Final Exam
  • Adobe Animate Creative Cloud (CC)
    • Getting Started
    • Working with Drawing Tools
    • Graphic Symbols and the Library
    • Basic Animation
    • Advanced Animation
    • Button Symbols
    • Movie Clip Symbols
    • Publishing Animate Documents
    • Introduction to Adobe Animate Final Exam
  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud (CC)
    • Getting to Know the Illustrator Environment
    • Getting Started
    • Organize a Project
    • Creating Advanced Illustrations
    • Advanced Management of Shapes
    • Working with Type
    • Manage Project Components
    • Sharing Your Project
    • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator Final Exam
  • Introduction to Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud (CC)
    • Getting to Know the Environment
    • Creating a Project
    • Working with Graphics
    • Working with Text
    • Master Pages
    • Working with Templates
    • Advanced Techniques
    • Printing and Proofing a Project
    • Design Principles
    • Designing for Web
    • Introduction to Adobe InDesign Final Exam

Program Course List:

Adobe Certified Associate (220 hours)
In the Adobe Certified Associate program, you will learn five of the most often-used Adobe programs: Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Animate (formerly Flash). You will read short readings, complete exercises and watch video demos and reviews of exercises, take quizzes and exams, and complete a project. By focusing on these five programs, you will learn how to put all the parts and pieces together to develop the Adobe Creative Suite skills needed to be professionals in the design field.

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Students will need the five programs used in this course: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Animate, Illustrator, and InDesign. You can download free trials of the Adobe Programs here, but they last for only 7 days, so most students will need to purchase the software to complete the course. All other materials are built into the course.

Students should be comfortable using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard and able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

This program can be taken from either a Mac or a PC. It is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, or IE 7 and later browsers. There are no specific computer requirements other than an Internet connection, e-mail account, Microsoft Word (for assignment submissions), and Windows Media Player (which is available as a free download).

Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
Click here to download the Flash Player.

Tracy Berry has been a senior graphic designer/programmer, instructor, and consultant since 1993 and has developed hundreds of logos, marketing materials, websites, and multimedia solutions for customers worldwide, including involvement in large corporate software rollouts. Tracy has helped many organizations optimize and streamline data solutions. She teaches both onsite and online courses and has her CTT (Certified Technical Trainer) certification. Tracy specializes in teaching graphics, desktop publishing, web design, reporting/productivity applications, as well as the creation of online courses with software from leading vendors.

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