Graphic Design Noncredit Certificates

Choose from one of Madison College's three graphic design non-credit certificates to get the exact professional skill set you need. Courses must be completed within two years to earn a certificate and those taken prior to January 2015 do not count.


Professional Design Fundamentals

This certificate focuses on the principles of design, idea generation and the application of simple solutions. It's perfect if you are an industry professional who wants a better understanding of the graphic design process. This certificate does not require or provide design software skills.

Required Courses

Graphic Design I

Professional Graphic Design I

This certificate will introduce you to the basics of print design using Adobe creative software, which is essential to today‚Äôs designer. This is great if you are a working professional who is new to graphic design work, or if you want to add to your skill set. 

Required Courses

Graphic Design II

Professional Graphic Design II

This certificate will help you build on your existing computer skills and strengthen your know-how about both print design and digital documents. If you are a professional who already knows the basics of graphic design, this certificate will help you to take your skills to the next level. 

Required Courses


To register, use the course links above to locate an upcoming section and login to add to cart, or note the 5-digit class number and phone (608) 258-2301, ext 2, for registration assistance.

Please complete our noncredit Graphic Design interest form. If you have never taken a class here before, you can facilitate enrollment by creating a student account.