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Adobe certification prepares students for success

Creative professionals across the globe rely on Adobe software to help them do everything from audio/visual production to creating digital artwork. Students in Morehead State’s Art and Design and Communications, Media and Languages programs can be a step ahead of the competition when they graduate through MSU’s Adobe certification program.

Students have the option of becoming an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver and Animate. The globally recognized certification shows employers that potential hires have valuable, verifiable skills in industry-leading software applications. Students gain hands-on skills through tutorials, quizzes, projects and more. In addition, they are provided with additional resources to help enhance their skills and prepare them for certification exams.

 Tony Glover, coordinator of MSU’s Adobe certification program, said that for the past several years, the exam passage rate has been in the 80 percent range. In Spring 2018, the passage rate for students taking ACA exams was 88 percent. 

“I am very proud of our students,” he said. “Passing a national certification exam is hard. Each year we have students who are passing these exams with 94 percent and 96 percent total score averages. It’s a testament to the quality of our instructors and our program.

“Our instructors do a great job of teaching our students the skills needed to be competitive in today’s digital media job landscape,” Glover said. “ACA certification offers students a foundation for success by validating their software and digital media design skills.”

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