Continuing Education and Customized Training

Graphic Design

Increase your graphic design skills and earn a certificate in graphic design. Learn real-world techniques from instructors who are graphic design professionals with years of industry experience. Small class sizes mean you get personal attention and the answers you need to apply your new skills at work the next day.

See our course schedule for classes being offered in Graphic Design on campus or online.

Graphic Design Professional Certificate

A graphic design professional is competent in print graphic design and production and can demonstrate expertise in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign. The capstone course in this certificate program combines design principles (i.e. color theory implementation, creative typography and conceptual skills) to help you produce a comprehensive project, which can later be printed and become part of your portfolio.

Successfully complete the following courses:

  • Adobe Photoshop I, II, III
  • Adobe Illustrator I, II
  • Adobe InDesign I, II, III
  • Design Principles (required)

Special series price: $1599

Register online

Check our course schedule to see which classes are currently open for registration! If the class you're looking for isn't available now, sign up for our course catalog and email newsletter to be notified about future offerings. We will never sell or share your information with third parties and you can opt-out at any time. 

Customize it!

Our courses can be tailored to your organization's needs and delivered at your site or ours. Contact us today to discuss customized training for your team.

For more information about courses or customized training contact us at 612-659-6500 or

CECT Instructor Paints with Kids

Yuya Negishi

Continuing Education and Customized Training (CECT) art instructor Yuya Negishi visited fourth and fifth grade students to show them some of the skills he teaches in his Japanese Sumi-e Ink Painting and Calligraphy class at MCTC. "I see beauty through working with kids. I’m a teacher, but at the same time those students taught me a lot," he said.

Read More

$3.3 Million Grant Means Customized Training for Pioneer Press, Gedney Foods

Training at MCTC.

With help from a $3.3 million MN Job Skills Partnership grant to MnSCU, MCTC's Division of Continuing Education and Customized Training will provide uniquely designed programs for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Gedney Foods.

Read More