ETSU’s Department of Media + Communication offers 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? Ask about our group discounts. Maybe you just want to up your social media game… we can help!

The beginner-level Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) courses includes 12 hours of instruction, a practice exam, and the actual certification exam. The first 4 hours (1st day) are delivered online, and the remaining 8 hours (2nd and 3rd day) are conducted onsite in Warf-Pickel Room 419. Course fees include all course materials, instructor fees, Adobe and ETSU swag, exam fees, and the option for a retake. Generally, beginner-level courses are intended for those learners who either have no experience using the software, or have not used it in the last 2-3 years. 

Upcoming course dates are listed below. To register for one more of the upcoming ACA courses, click here. For more information about the program and/or registration, contact Dr. Chase Mitchell at Ask about our group discounts!

As an ETSU alum you 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. 

SPRING 2020 Schedule:


More info coming soon re: upcoming courses