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Catalog 2019-2020 
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Print Design for Professionals

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Program Description

The Print Design for Professionals Certificate course series instructs working professionals, young entrepreneurs, current credit students, and small business owners in the latest professional design skills for a competitive market. Increase your competitive edge in a design-centric world by enhancing desktop publishing skills with graphic design know-how. Even established professionals can benefit from refreshing software skills or rebranding an existing business or nonprofit. Students will take a series of courses that lead them through logo, type, print, web, and social media marketing design skills. These students will learn about the tools and programs that professional designers use in the workplace, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Wacom tablets, Digital SLR cameras, color printers, and high resolution scanners.​​

Program Outcomes

CCBC Credential:          

Students will earn a CCBC Continuing Education Workforce Training Certificate and have access to a Continuing Education academic record (transcript).

Financial Aid and Payment Options

Continuing Education Opportunity Grant
Partical Payment Options (through Nelnet Business Solutions)
Tuition Waiver for those who qualify
Employer/Sponsor Paid Tuition
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)
Local Office of Workforce Development

Program Length

Two years.

Students must complete all required courses and 2 elective courses within a 2-year window to receive the Print Design for Professionals Certificate.

Program Requirements

Students must be computer literate and have internet access.

Application Process

To apply, go to and complete the CCBC Non-Credit Workforce Training Certificate application.  An email will then be sent with program information and any additional requirements necessary to apply for the program.

Open Entry – No screening or documentation required.

Program Course Sequence

2020 CE Academic Catalog - Print Design for Professionals

Course Number

Course Title

Course Hours



Textbook Information

(approximate cost; subject to change)

Course Series:

PCA 781

Intro to Design Technology





MAR 145 Intro to Graphic Design 12


T- $0/F-$98

PCA 736 Photoshop CC 15



Textbook included in course costs

PCP 455 InDesign CC 15



Textbook included in course costs
PCP 454 Illustrator CC 15



Textbook included in course costs
Course Series Totals: 68



Elective Courses - Pick any 2:
ART 007 Poster & Print Design 10



ARB 183 Intro to Digital SLR Photography 10



MAR 002 Branding Your Business 12



ART 018 Create an Online Design Portfolio 15



ART 679 Creating a Successful Arts Business 5




PCA 631  Adobe Lightroom: Editing, Managing, and Printing 8



Elective Course Totals: 11-35




Required & Elective Course Totals: 79-103


T- $525-$555

F- $1039-$1115


Additional Information

Course Substitutions
Credit courses: ADIM - ARTD 110 2D Design or Typography ARTD 142

Additional Expenses:
Printing costs for PCA 631, Adobe Lightroom course are approximately $100

Career Opportunities
Entry level graphic design positions, promotion opportunities for mid-level professionals.  Self-employed/freelance students will have the capability to rework digital and print marketing materials​.

Career Coach

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Contact Information

Coordinator: Shannon M. Smith | | ​443-840-1198 | Essex | BESS | 125

Director: Michelle McCallum | | 443-840-1925 | Essex | BESS | 117

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