Graphic Design Technician Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion, Employment

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Commercial and Advertising Art. 500402


Completion of this program of study prepares students for entry-level employment in printing and design firms.

Students will develop technical competencies in print, digital imaging, and website design using Adobe Creative Suite. Application of basic design principles.

Credit Hours Required: 28

Program Requirements

    ART 110 - Drawing I Credits: 3
    ART 112 - Two-Dimensional Design Credits: 3
    ART 130 - Web Design Credits: 3
    ART 131 - Graphic Design I Credits: 4
    ART 132 - Graphic Design II Credits: 4
    ART 137 - Adobe Photoshop I Credits: 3
    ART 231 - Digital Illustration Credits: 4
    ART 230 - Graphic Design III Credits: 4

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Graphic Design Technician Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Work independently or as part of a team to successfully complete graphic design projects.

  2. Develop creative solutions to visual problems.

  3. Utilize typography in design solutions.

  4. Employ industry standard software.

  5. Identify, analyze, synthesize and communicate design principles.

  6. Articulate traditional and nontraditional art examples and how those examples affect popular visual literacy.




Entrance Requirements



Yavapai College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)


Local WIB

12 - ARIZONA@WORK - Yavapai County

Type of Attainment:

Certification or License;

Name of Credential

Graphic Design Technician Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

FAFSA, varies

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - HLC - North Central Assoc

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

27-1014.00Special Effects Artists and Animators
$13.00 per hour

Provider Status



1100 E Sheldon, Prescott, Arizona 86301

Phone Number

(928) 717-7332

Web Address

Last Updated

Aug 15, 2023


Feb 16, 2012


Aug 11, 2024

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