Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate

Learn Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator & Visual Design

Advanced Graphic Design Certificate

Design software has developed at an extraordinarily fast rate. To succeed in fields from digital marketing to graphic design in today’s competitive job market, you need to be confident creating and editing content.  Adobe Creative Suite is the industry standard in today’s design world, and Digital Workshop Center’s Graphic Design Certificate (Fundamental) program offers expert instruction on all Adobe products at an accelerated pace.

Inside Our Curriculum

Certificate Programs Skills

Focus on Real-World Skills

Certificate Programs at Digital Workshop Center are designed to teach you how to improve your skills in a real-world setting.  DWC's experiential learning style ensures you will be guided by an expert instructor while also performing all of the tasks to help you learn.

The challenges you face in class will mimic what you will need to land a job and improve your daily productivity.

To learn more about what to expect, download our welcome guide and get started.

Support and mentoring certificate programs

Support & Mentoring

The classes within the Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate are offered in an accelerated workshop format.

Your instructor will provide hands-on, experiential style classroom learning for you to learn best practices of applying tech skills in the real-world.

Each class is eligible credit towards a certification program, which includes career counseling and portfolio projects.

Flexible scheduling options allow you to choose what works best for your time.

Why Digital Workshop Center?

Certificate Programs Online

81%

of program graduates last year from unemployed to employed.

Certificate Programs Colorado

2.9

months avg to find employment after graduation

Certificate Programs Utah

$12k

average increase in salary of certificate program students

Technology Trade School

1-on-1

career counseling and mentoring services included

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*program statistics compiled from DWC enrollment report (2019-2021)

Launch a high-demand career with graphic design skills

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Essential Career Skills

The Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate from Digital Workshop Center offers all the classes needed to provide a solid foundation in the most cutting-edge graphic design software available today.

1-on-1 Mentoring

The Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate program includes one-on-one mentoring throughout your classroom training, as well as one month of support after the end of each class  and one year for a free re-take of the same class.

Programs at DWC also include a Capstone project option for additional one-on-one portfolio building opportunities.

$0 Upfront Tuition Cost Options

Confidently invest in your career by enrolling in the Ignite Income Share Agreement (ISA) or DWC payment plan.  Speak to a student advisor today to learn more about what options are available.

Career Coaching & Internships

As you approach graduation, you will work closely with our expert career coaches to refine your next steps towards a new job.  Career services provided include one-on-one resume writing, job search, and mock interview workshops. Learn more

DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

Alumni Spotlight

Every day I utilize the wonderful training and information I received at Digital Workshop Center.  The professionalism and energy the instructor invested in my classes facilitated training specific to my needs and experience level.  It was an exceptional opportunity that I am happy to recommend.
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What Skills Will You Learn?

Classes Included in the Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate

You must complete all classes below to earn enough credit towards certification

Plus:

Capstone Project

One-on-one mentoring with your instructor while working on a real-world project pertaining to your program.  From project concept to delivery, each student will perform the work to complete the project with your instructor there to help guide you through the process. *
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*additional fees may apply

Schedule

  • 63 class hours are required to complete this certificate program.
  • Additional hours outside of class will also be assigned.
  • Manage your own schedule to complete all of the necessary coursework within this program.

Speak to a student advisor to receive a training plan with a customized program schedule.

Payment Options

Start Your New Career Today With $0 Upfront

Ignite Income Share Agreement

Pay your Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate tuition through an income share. You pay nothing until after you graduate and find a job.

$0

upfront cost

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DWC Payment Plans

No interest and no monthly fees.  12, 18, and 24-month plans available. $75 one-time administrative fee applicable to all payment plans.

$130/mo (24 months)

$173/mo (18 months)

$260/mo (12 months)

Full Tuition (with package discount)

Pay your full program tuition upfront and receive an additional $200 package discount.

$3,122

Full Tuition

$2,922

when you pay in full upfront

GI Bill

For U.S. Veterans and their families, DWC programs are eligible for GI Bill education benefit funding.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

WIOA & DVR Grants

DWC is an exclusive training provider for Workforce Centers and Divisions of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).

Each office administers grant funding on a case-by-case basis.

Download our guides to learn more about how to research WIOA and DVR grant funding.

Custom Programs

There is no one-size-fits-all training program.  Speak to a student advisor about how you can customize your program to fit your goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Program Outline

Upon successful completion of the Fundamental Graphic Design certificate, students will:

  • Understand principles of visual design
  • Speak clearly with other designers using vocabulary and concepts of design
  • Edit images using advanced Adobe Photoshop techniques
  • Create logos and branding materials with Adobe Illustrator
  • Integrate Adobe programs using Adobe CC libraries

Plus:

  • Design a real-world graphic design project with one-on-one help from a mentor
  • One-on-one job search and resume writing assistance with a career coach

When can I start?

Program classes are offered on a rolling enrollment basis throughout the year, typically every 8-12 weeks. You may start with any program class as long as prerequisites are met.

Pre-requisites

Basic Digital Literacy is required.

It is required that you have purchased and installed the Adobe Creative Cloud before the start of class.

How long is this program?

The average length to complete the Fundamental Graphic Design certificate program is 4-6 months.  Total length may vary based on the pace in which you schedule your classes.

Each certificate program allows one year to be completed, but, depending on your pace of learning and skill level, you may move as fast or as slow as you like within that time frame.  DWC works on a rolling enrollment system and provides flexible scheduling options so you can choose the classes that best fit your life.

At DWC, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes and a Capstone project.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

What's included?

Stand-Alone Classes

Every stand-alone class at DWC includes support and mentoring throughout.

Stand-alone classes within your program also include:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Lesson files
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • 30 days of technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional training specific to your career field, portfolio building with a comprehensive Capstone Project, and career coaching workshops.

Support and mentoring a huge part of all of our full length programs.

Talk to a student advisor to learn more about specific details on each class or program.

Payment & financial aid options

DWC offers several flexible financial aid options to help you finance your education.  None of our financial aid tools will require a federal student loan or add severe interest penalties.

If you are interested in scholarship opportunities, speak with a student advisor and discsuss eligibility requirements.

Or learn more about flexible payment plan options that fit your monthly budget.

Click here to learn more about financial aid options and get started.

What career services or internships do you offer?

For full length programs, support and mentoring is included and you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.

Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

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DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

Talk to a student advisor to discuss career coaching & internship options today.

Terms & conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before you register.

Still curious?

If you have more questions, view the full FAQ page or contact us today.

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