ETSU’s Department of Media + Communication offers Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) courses to the public — in Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and (soon) Illustrator and After Effects.

Are you a teacher? ACA certification can help you integrate digital design into your classroom. Our courses can also be used to count toward Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Are you a creative professional looking to expand your technology skills and/or build your resume? The ACA courses are for you. Are you a business or nonprofit that wants its employees trained on the newest creative technologies employed in the marketing, advertising, and public relations fields? Maybe you just want to up your social media game… we can help!

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. ETSU alumni receive a 20% discount to apply toward the ACA courses. To receive the discount, use the AlumCode once you sign up via email on the registration page. Ask about our group discounts, too!

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:

Important Course Information

- 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 (20% off for ETSU Alumni, also ask about group discounts)