Announcing our Fall 2021 schedule for our Adobe Certification Courses! Check out the info below to learn the course times, policies, and how to sign up.
The Certification Courses are 10-week courses taught by Adobe Experts. The courses take you through your chosen Adobe software, inside and out. At the end of the course, you’ll take an exam to receive a certificate–hello, resume booster!
Course Dates & Times
See how to sign up in the next section.
How To Sign Up
Registration is now open and students can sign up online using the link to this registration form. Classes will start the week of September 20th.
- You must be a current Annenberg student (major, minor, or taking an Annenberg class that semester).
- You can only take 1 course a semester.
- By signing up for a course, you agree to attend all sessions. We want to make sure that all the spots go to students who complete the course.
Students are not permitted to audit Certification Courses at this time.
To participate in the Certification Courses students must have a PC or Apple laptop that is capable of running the latest Adobe Creative Cloud software.
Adobe’s minimum hardware requirements:
- Multicore processor with 64-bit support (Intel processor for Mac)
- Mac OS X v.10.15 (or later)
- Microsoft Windows 10 (64 bit)
- 8GB of Ram minimum (16GB recommended)
- 8GB of available hard-disk space
- 1280×800 resolution display minimum
Certification Courses are taught based on the latest versions of Adobe Creative Cloud applications. All Annenberg students, including non-Annenberg majors enrolled in Annenberg courses, are eligible to receive access to Creative Cloud as long as they remain current Annenberg students.
Students may request a Creative Cloud invitation by submitting the Request Form on the Digital Lounge website’s Adobe page, here.
Class size is limited and we want to ensure that seats go to students who will complete the course and earn their certification.
By registering for a Certification Course, students agree to attend all class sessions. The Spring 2021 classes will be held entirely online via Zoom, and recordings of each session will be posted on Blackboard for students who are unable to attend live.
Should an issue arise that causes an extended absence or prevents taking the exam, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the Annenberg Digital Lounge at AnnenbergDL@usc.edu to provide a reason.
No communication will result in being dropped.
Course Withdrawal & Transfer
Students must notify the Digital Lounge of their intent to withdraw from a course via email at AnnenbergDL@usc.edu. Failure to provide notice may result in the student being blocked from taking a Certification Course in the future.
After registering, students may transfer to a different Certification course before the first class session provided there is an open seat in the desired class.
The University of Southern California (USC) is committed to complying with all applicable laws and governmental regulations at every level of government which prohibit discrimination against, or which mandate that special consideration be given to, students, faculty, or staff on the basis of any protected category, including race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic which may be specified in such laws and regulations. Accordingly, USC expects all who engage with our students to abide by all applicable laws, as well as comply with the spirit of such laws, follow ethical procedures, and model good behavior.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. More information can be found at https://dsp.usc.edu/.
The Digital Lounge reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or combine classes due to insufficient enrollment, instructor scheduling, or space availability. Students registered for canceled or rescheduled classes may request to transfer to another class, provided space is available in the desired class.