Programs And Courses

Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities

Graphic Design - Certificate (2200)

Do you have an eye for visual design? Do you have an interest in working with computers? If so, then HACC's Graphic Design certificate may be perfect for you!

After completing our certificate, you will have the knowledge and skills to obtain entry-level employment in the graphic design industry.  Or, you can continue your education by completing our associate degree in Graphic and Interactive Design.

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Our certificate program trains you how to operate industry-standard equipment and graphic software. Graduates can find employment in:

  • magazines
  • retail stores
  • government agencies
  • print and exhibition companies

Individuals who are successful in this industry:

  • Enjoy using images to communicate with others
  • Enjoy using computer software to design and create layouts


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You will be trained on proper use of industry-standard equipment and graphic software.  Coursework requires you to assemble artwork that will serve to demonstrate your skills in digital imaging and layout design work, which can be used to obtain entry-level employment.

This certificate will prepare you to:

  • Demonstrate skills involved in the graphic design field
  • Create an effective visual communication
  • Operate computers and graphic software used in design
  • Present a collection of graphic design work

Our program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), which is a specialized accrediting agency for schools of art and design that is recognized by the United States Department of Education. Membership is gained only through the peer review process of accreditation.


  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Although this program is designed to lead directly into the workforce, you do have the ability to transfer your credits into HACC's associate degree in Graphic and Interactive Design. Once you have successful completion of a presentation/mini-portfolio review, you can transfer into HACC's AAS degree in Graphic & Interactive Design.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design: Graphic Design (pdf)

You may complete this certificate at our Harrisburg Campus through on-campus/in-person instruction. 

Yes! We offer many scholarships through the HACC Foundation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements. To learn how to apply, please visit


HACC holds classes in the spring, summer and fall. You can apply anytime by applying on our website and submitting your application online. When you apply, please include program code 2200, which is specific to this program. By including this unique code with your application, you can ensure you apply for your intended program.



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