Course Description

Adobe InDesign allows you to design and produce stunning documents using your desktop or a professional printer. You can also convert your documents to PDF format or publish them on a website. This class will walk you through setting up the InDesign workspace, adding text and graphics to your document, creating layouts with frames and applying formatting with styles.

**Students will need a copy of the Adobe InDesign CC in order to do coursework.**

This course prepares students to take the Adobe Print and digital media publication using Adobe InDesign certification exam.

Course Outline

This course includes the following lessons:

  • Getting Started and InDesign Basics
  • Creating a Document
  • Working with Text
  • Working with Color
  • Working with Styles
  • Graphics and Tables
  • Transparency and Printing
  • Forms and eBooks
  • EPUBs
  • Putting it All Together

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the InDesign environment and edit a basic document.
  • Create a page layout and add and format objects.
  • Add and edit text in multiple blocks.
  • Add color, tints and gradients to objects in their documents and manage the color settings.
  • Apply style formatting to text and objects.
  • Modify graphics and add tables to their documents.
  • Apply transparency formatting and print documents.
  • Create forms and eBooks.
  • Add a table of contents and index to a document.
  • Create a final project using concepts learned in this course.


Participants will have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.

All necessary materials are included, except for the Adobe InDesign CC software.  Students will need a copy of Adobe InDesign CC in order to do the coursework, which is not included in the course price.


System Requirements

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.

Web Browser Settings:

  • Accept cookies
  • Disable pop-up blocker.
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Section Title
Adobe InDesign CC (Online)
Jul 01, 2022 to Jun 30, 2024
Contact Hours
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $375.00