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Graphics – Software Applications CertificateOFFERED ONLINE
Loyalist College Certificate

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This certificate prepares you to work with software essentials used in the field of graphic design. Discover the key elements of good print-based design through a combination of theory and hands-on practice, using industry-standard software such as Adobe Creative Suite. Successful completion of the program will enable you to produce a variety of print-based publications, including brochures, newspapers and magazines.


The minimum requirements for admission to any post-secondary program is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or an Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or the equivalent, with credits at the college or general level, or mature student status as defined.

Applicants who are 19 years of age on the first day of classes in the year of admission, and who do not have an OSSD, are considered as mature applicants. Such applicants must complete the required subjects for admission. If they lack the required subjects, they may be requested to write a diagnostic test.
NOTE: Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or who do not have permanent residence status are not considered under this clause.

This program is not currently eligible to receive OSAP funding.

To learn more about what other funding opportunities may be available, please visit Loyalist’s Financial Assistance Office by Clicking Here

COMP 8006 Adobe Photoshop 1
COMP 8027 Adobe Photoshop 2
COMP 8077Adobe InDesign Basics
COMP 8086Adobe Illustrator - Digital Illustration and Design 1
COMP 8078Design Basics
COMP 8143Ensuring Successful Printing Results
COMP 8081Developing a Graphic Design Portfolio
COMP 8144Advanced Design Principles
COMP 8550WordPress
COMP 8074Presentations & Desktop Publishing
BUSI 8543Digital Marketing
Please note:
Courses are listed above in the recommended order of completion
Students must obtain a grade of 50% or higher to pass each course
Students must obtain a G.P.A. of 60% or higher to obtain this certificate
Students have seven years to complete the certificate requirements
Courses may not be available every semester while others may have regular monthly intakes
For more information, contact 613-969-1913 or 1-888-569-2547 ext. 2185, distance@loyalistcollege.com

The following courses are currently available and listed in alpha order below by course code.

COMP 8074

Presentations & Desktop Publishing

COMP 8143

Ensuring Successful Printing Results

COMP 8006

Adobe Photoshop

COMP 8550


COMP 8078

Design Basics

COMP 8081

Developing a Graphic Design Portfolio

COMP 8086

Adobe Illustrator - Digital Illustration and Design 1

COMP 8027

Adobe Photoshop 2

COMP 8077

Adobe InDesign Basics