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Graphic Design Certificate - Fundamental


From marketing to graphic design…Learn the tools of the modern designer

Graphic 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 offers expert instruction on all Adobe products at an accelerated pace.

As one of the only Adobe Authorized Training Centers in Colorado, and streaming our classes online to anywhere, we take a lot of pride in delivering the highest quality instruction in a reasonable amount of time.  Flexible scheduling options of Adobe Creative Suite classes allow you to learn the skills needed according to your own availability.

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.

Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate - Fort Collins, Denver & online

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From our alumni

Learning online is quite easy, but nothing beats being in a classroom with peers and a teacher that can address your particular questions on the spot.  These classes are invaluable experiences for budding designers!

John Kliewer

This was such an amazing program– thank you so much! I learned a ton – and more! The instructor went above and beyond to teach specifically to my objectives. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Karen W.

What are the prerequisites?

Introduction to Computers or equivalent knowledge.  We highly recommend that you have purchased and installed the Adobe Creative Suite before the start of class.

What Classes Are Included In the Fundamental Graphic Design Certificate?

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Total Class Hours: 63


$3,122 (or $260/month for 12 months)*

*Payment Plans available. Program costs may vary based on class location. For detailed pricing information, please contact our office for a cost estimate.

Certificate Programs FAQ

How Long Does Each Program Take to Complete?

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.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

When Can I Start?

DWC classes are scheduled on a rolling enrollment system with flexible scheduling options.  Each student needs to choose the schedule that best fits your availability.

Public, group classes in the certificate programs are offered approximately every 8 weeks. Students are able to start with any class within the program list as long as prerequisites are met.

Select the program you are interested in below to find total program class hours and class details.

What Is Included In A Certificate Program?

Similar to any university program, each Certificate Program is comprised of many stand-alone classes.  Once you have completed all the necessary course work, you will earn your certificate.

Each class within your certificate program includes:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Download materials with practice examples
  • Free access to CoWorking space on class days (FC Only)
  • One month of technical support
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • Certificate of Completion
Financial Aid

Click here to learn more about financial aid options including DWC’s 6-month payment planWIOA Workforce Funding, and more.


We are here to help!  To best assist you, we can schedule a complimentary training plan meeting with one of our Training Managers.  In this meeting, you can customize your training plan to make sure we get you the skills you need to succeed along your professional development path.

Contact us here or call our offices at 970-980-8091.