Commercial Art Technology

Commercial Art Technology

Get Your Adobe Certifications in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign!

ACA Badges

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification is an industry recognized credential that demonstrates proficiency in Adobe digital communication tools, including Adobe Photoshop®, Adobe Illustrator® & Adobe InDesign®


In today’s digital economy, colleges & employers are looking for talented individuals who can prove they possess digital media skills.  Students can earn money with these skills in a job or on a freelance basis. 


The Adobe Certified Associate program prepares students for further studies, builds resumes & strengthens portfolios. Careers in this industry are in demand & relatively high paying. The better the skills the higher the pay. Many jobs are project based & as soon as skills are acquired students can start earning money part-time.



This 3 year program prepares students for careers in Graphic Design& Production, Digital Art, Illustration & Animation, Marketing & Advertising, Printing & related opportunities. 


Earning an ACA certification proves that a student is academically & professionally prepared for success in the creative field. In fact, many colleges & universities award academic credit to Adobe Certified Associate students.


Each year an Industry Certification is available in one of the software applications. A student who completes the entire Commercial Art Technology Program will graduate with 3 Industry Certifications.


Students will learn the basics of the programs and how they are used day to day in the real world.


Students in All Levels will learn the Principles & Elements of Design, Copyright Rules & Project Management Best Practices.


Students in Level 1 (Grade 9/10) - Photoshop - will learn to work with photos and bitmaps. They will create marketing tools such as website elements, movie posters, brochures, flyers & magazine covers.


Students in Level 2 (Grade 10/11) - Illustrator - will learn about vector art. They will create logos, typography, letterhead, business cards, t-shirts & more.


Students in Level 3 (Grade 11/12) - InDesign - will learn how to import assets created in Photoshop and Illustrator, into InDesign to create catalogs, magazines, books, planners & other print materials.


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Instructor - Amy Donohue                     - Ext. 238 - ***  Photoshop - Illustrator - InDesign

                               Adobe Certified Expert Dreamweaver                                          

                               Adobe Certified Associate Photoshop 

                               Adobe Certified Associate Illustrator

                               Adobe Certified Associate InDesign