ETSU’s Department of Media + Communication offers Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) courses in Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and (soon) Illustrator and After Effects. Full-time ETSU faculty and staff are eligible for full funding to underwrite participation in the programs—a $650 value per course—through the  Education Assistance program. 

Faculty/Staff that enroll using the Education Assistance Fund need to complete and submit the form to Betsy Cunningham in the Office of Professional Development no later than Monday, Feb. 24th.

Course participants will have access to online training materials for 3 weeks, and will then attend a day and a half of onsite workshops. The certification exam will be administered at the end of the second workshop day. Course fees include all course materials, instructor fees, Adobe and ETSU swag, exam fees, and the option for one retake.  Upcoming course dates are listed below. 

To register, click here

For more information about the program and/or registration, contact Dr. Chase Mitchell at 

SPRING 2020 Schedule: 

FREE Creative Cloud training for ETSU employees: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro:

- Registration closes: Sunday, March 1

- Course starts: Monday, March 2

- Workshop Part I: Thursday, March 19, 2 - 5 p.m.

- Workshop Part II: Friday, March 20, 2 - 4 p.m.

- Certification exam: Friday, March 20, 4 - 5 p.m.

- Cost: $650/person (free for faculty/staff through Education Assistance Fund).