Program Content: This program focuses on broadly transferable skills and stresses understanding and demonstration of elements of the digital publishing industry. This course is focused on building a solid foundation of visual communications using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom, and Adobe Illustrator. The course includes digital graphic design and digital photography, image editing and retouching, and camera and lighting knowledge. This will be accomplished by providing training in a hands-on, real work environment utilizing current technologies used in industry for seeking a future in the graphic design field as computer graphic specialists. It also will introduce basic knowledge of computer skills required to proceed with further professional growth in this field. Students will graduate the program with an interview – ready full portfolio case and International Adobe Certification.
Admissions (How to Apply):
1. Apply to MTC at https://manateetech.edu/apply-now/. Submit your application to access your “To-Do List.” You are not accepted into the program after applying, you must complete your do list.
2. Attend a Program Information Session. Call 941.751.7900, and follow the prompts for Information Sessions. Find the next available session on our Events Calendar here: https://www.manateetech.edu/events/
3. Complete your “To-Do List” at https://www.MTCdashboard.net.
Note: The Basic Skills Assessment must be taken within 6 weeks of your admit date unless exemption criteria have been documented per State Statute.
For exemption information, see the Student Handbook located here: https://www.manateetech.edu/quick-docs/
Length of Program: 1200 hours – approximately 10 months full-time to complete
Dual Enrollment Available: yes
Industry Certification: Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Digital Design
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook:
27-1014.00 Multimedia Artists and Animators
27-1024.00 Graphic Designers
43-9031.00 Desktop Publishers
15-1151.00 Computer User Support Specialists
Estimated Total: $5,100*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.
Location: MTC Main Campus, 6305 State Road 70 East, Bradenton, FL 34203 | 941.751.7900
Start Date: August, January
Start Time: Day: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Roderick Mitchell: 941.751.7900 x 1032, Email