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ETSU offering courses leading to ACA credential in three Adobe Creative Cloud programs

Contributed • May 31, 2019 at 4:54 PM

The East Tennessee State University Department of Media and Communication is offering courses and testing that lead to the Adobe Certified Associate credential in the Creative Cloud programs Premiere Pro, Photoshop and InDesign.

The ACA credential is recognized by Fortune 500 companies as the best indicator of expertise in the industry leader of multimedia production and design software.

MDCM has positioned itself as a thought leader in digital literacy, curriculum design, and experiential learning since 2011, when the department integrated Adobe Creative Cloud software directly into in the curriculum.

This new program provides opportunities for the public to earn a valuable credential that indicates expertise in one or more Creative Cloud programs. Educators, creative professionals, businesses, nonprofits and hobbyists can all benefit from ACA certification.

According to Dr. Chase Mitchell, assistant professor and program coordinator, “To be competitive in the global, digital marketplace, professionals must stay up-to-date on the technology used by industry leaders. We’re leveraging our unique partnership with Adobe to give people the tools and skills to market our region’s assets. ETSU’s public-private initiative with Adobe lets us provide a valuable, affordable, innovative experience.”

The two-day, intensive, workshop-style courses are delivered face-to-face from 2-6:30 p.m. in 419 Warf-Pickel Hall on the ETSU campus and are taught by ACA-certified industry professionals.

The first round of courses begins in June: Premiere Pro (June 7-8), Photoshop (June 14-15) and InDesign (June 21-22). Revenue from the program will underwrite scholarships, awards and travel to conferences and competitions for ETSU Media and Communication students.

The $375 course fee includes instruction, course materials, a practice exam, the certification exam and the option for one retake. Businesses, nonprofit organizations and schools are eligible for a group discount.

Courses and testing leading to ACA certification in Adobe Illustrator and After Effects are coming soon.

To register, call 800-222-3878 or visit ETSU’s Office of Professional Development website. For more information about the program and upcoming courses, contact Chase Mitchell at [email protected]

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