Tap into your creativity with entry-level training as a graphic designer.

NSCC’s Graphic Design Certificate provides accelerated, focused training for students seeking entry-level employment in various aspects of print-focused graphics, including print and electronic publishing. Students learn how to expand their creativity and style, while creating computer-generated graphic designs for both electronic and print products. Students also gain valuable experience utilizing several computer software programs to generate their designs. Development of oral, written, and presentation skills are key goals of the coursework. As part of the program, students produce a portfolio of their designs. Courses in this certificate program count towards NSCC’s Graphic Design - Integrated Media and Graphic Design-Print degrees.



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NSCC’s Graphic Design certificate program offers courses during the fall, and spring semesters.

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NSCC’s Graphic Design certificate program is Open Admissions. You may apply to start in the fall or spring semesters. There is no fee to apply to this program.


Here are the required courses for NSCC’s Graphic Design certificate program.

Courses in NSCC's Graphic Design certificate program count towards NSCC’s Graphic Design - Integrated Media and Graphic Design-Print degrees.

Graduates from this program will develop a wide array of skills to help them in their career.

Total tuition and General and Technology Fees for In-state Residents without financial aid is $6,244 for the 28 credits Graphic Design certificate (fees vary by program).

Additional Program Fee - $25 per course

Books and course materials, transportation, and health insurance expenses are not included in the tuition and fee costs. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to increase fees without prior notice. The MA Board of Higher Education reserves the right to increase tuition without prior notice.

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