Adobe Testing at SCC


“Your transcript suggests you can do the job. Adobe Certification proves it.”

The testing center at Southwestern Community College provides members of the WNC community with a chance to certify their knowledge using the popular Adobe web development programs Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash. The SCC Testing Center offers anyone interested the opportunity to test for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification. The ACA certification is a credential that validates entry-level abilities in Adobe web development programs.

About ACA Certification

Demonstrate your expertise in today’s most popular Web design and multi-media applications. 
As an Adobe Certified Associate, you are instantly recognized as someone with the critical entry-level skills needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications using a wide variety of today’s most popular digital media. This includes Adobe’s dynamic multimedia, video, graphic, web, and design software. Adobe Certified Associate is an internationally-respected credential.

Earn valuable certification for entry-level skills in high demand areas:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver - Dreamweaver is the industry-leading Web development tool, enabling users to efficiently design, develop and maintain standards-based websites and applications.
  • Adobe Flash - Flash is the industry standard for creating and delivering effective rich interactive content across desktops and devices.
  • Adobe Photoshop – Photoshop is the industry standard for the utmost creative control in image editing and composing.

Get the credentials you need to succeed. 
Employment using digital communications is rapidly expanding across all industries, and around the world. At the forefront of this expansion are Adobe tools for digital communication, including Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop. Whether it’s a career in graphic design, Web marketing, video production, or other digital communications, becoming an Adobe Certified Associate can give you the inside track to work in these exciting new fields.

Display your talent. Validate your skills. Prove your value. 
Based on extensive industry research, Adobe associate-level certifications reflect the foundation skills needed to excel as communicators in today’s digital world.

Information from Adobe

For more information on the Adobe Certifications, visit the Adobe site at

Adobe Testing at SCC

  • To schedule an exam, contact the SCC Testing Center for an appointment. (828.339.4332).
  • The current cost is $65 per exam attempt. Students can also purchase an exam attempt with an option to retest once, if needed, for $75. (Prices as of 5/5/15 - Cost subject to change.)

Get Ready, Get Certified!

For those that want to develop skills toward Adobe certification, SCC offer comprehensive online courses in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Flash that prepare students for certification.

  • Introduction to Web Graphics (WEB 111) - Photoshop
  • Web Development Tools (WEB 140) - Dreamweaver  
​These courses are available in-person or online and build credits toward the Business Administration - E-Commerce, Web Technologies, and Advertising and Graphic Design certificates and degrees.