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Certificates

What does a certificate mean?

Certificates are the ideal way to get a truly personalized education at BAVC: we listen to your goals, assess your needs, and provide a tailored pathway to success. In addition to our career support services, our small class sizes offer opportunities for one-on-one attention from instructors. You’ll emerge with the technical skills and a rebooted professional network of fellow BAVC members to make you truly competitive.

Why get a certificate?

The U.S. Department of Labor, the State of California and leading employers all recognize BAVC certificate holders as having had comprehensive training in their selected field. BAVC Certificate students land new jobs, receive salary increases, start their own businesses and cultivate lifelong collaborators. Get started!

Current Certificates

Certificates are approximately 148 hours of training in BAVC classes and require four-six months to complete. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date of your training. All BAVC certificates require you to have a portfolio.

Enroll in this certificate to learn the key building blocks of graphic and web design: Adobe Creative Cloud programs and HTML5. Add in best practices about how people use the internet and you're on your on your way to becoming a web designer, a marketing maven or hand-coding your own website.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$5,155.00
144 hours total

If design isn't your thing and you're interested in front end web development, this is your certificate. Taught by industry professionals (who also happen to be stellar instructors), the Web Dev certificate is essential for budding developers working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Besides learning HTML5 and JavaScript you'll learn best practices for functionality, workflow and responsive design so you can fill your portfolio with mobile and tablet dev examples.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$5,400.00
152 hours total

Sometimes just referred to as "social," digital marketing is the modern day solution to reaching an audience. Buzzwords like data-driven, search engine optimization and Hootsuite point to the fact that Madison Avenue can no longer dictate what consumers should buy--instead, it's a bottom-up world, where word-of-mouth (or a tweet) is king. Learn how to shoot video for social marketing, how to create effective SEO, publish a WordPress site and analyze your web site traffic.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$3,085.00
88 hours total

Develop your design aesthetic while learning how to create interactive elements, manipulate typography and sequence keyframes in a timeline to tell a story with moving images. Taught by expert instructors and conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area, motion graphic design training will give you the conceptual skills and technical expertise to transform moving images for a variety of platforms.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$3,815.00
104 hours total

With expert advice from UX designers at Twitter, Lift Agency, Smart Design, Google, Swirl and Elefint, BAVC has crafted a user experience for web design certificate to give seasoned web devs and designers the tools to wow clients and employers alike. Taught in San Francisco, students will learn responsive design, Sketch, usability testing, wireframing, prototyping and more.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$4,190.00
120 hours total

According to Cisco, video will make up 80% of internet content by 2021. If you're moving a message forward, dreaming of creating your own movie, looking to make your web site more compelling or you're simply a visual storyteller, it's time to learn video production. For reals.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$4,970.00
136 hours total

BAVC's Video Post Production Certificate is for people who understand storytelling basics and embrace new technologies. Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Premiere as well as the basics of Audio Postproduction, Color Correction and After Effects.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$4,410.00
120 hours total

Sometimes just referred to as "social," digital marketing is the modern day solution to reaching an audience.

TechSF Eligible 
No
$3,085.00
88 hours total

Fast Track Certificates

Fast Track certificates are great for targeting specific skill sets in a short amount of time. They take one-to-two months to complete and are composed of approximately 48-60 hours of BAVC classes. Enrollment is rolling, your schedule is customizable, and you pick the start date. All BAVC certificates require you to have a portfolio.

Take your web and graphic design skills to the next level with comprehensive Fast Track that includes a BAVC membership for one year.
You'll learn intermediate Photoshop skills, HTML5, workflow and Wordpress. If one of the classes is too low-level for you based on your experience, you can substitute a higher-level class.

TechSF Eligible 
$2,270.00
64 hours total

If you really want to know what folks mean when they say "fix it post" enroll in the Editor Fast Track. You'll learn Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, audio postproduction, aesthetics of editing and color correction. Includes a BAVC membership for one year.  

TechSF Eligible 
$2,270.00
64 hours total

Want to learn UX or web design on the fly? Start with these employer-prescribed building blocks: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Sketch and HTML5. Get in, get out, get smart. Includes one year membership at BAVC.

TechSF Eligible 
$2,335.00
64 hours total

Jump into the movie-making business quickly with these 5 classes designed to get you shooting, producing and editing. BAVC provides all the equipment--you just bring your best ideas!

TechSF Eligible 
$2,210.00
64 hours total

Some students think this is the best Fast Track to earn because you get to play with all the funnest toys. As a budding-to-seasoned DP, you'll learn to shoot using a DSLR, a drone and a virtual reality (VR) 360 camera.

TechSF Eligible 
$2,130.00
56 hours total

Enroll in this Fast Track if you want to learn social media marketing wrapped in a perfect combo of analytical, creative and optimization skills. We'll help you get the word out and we daresay you'll have fun in the process! Includes one year BAVC membership.

TechSF Eligible 
$1,710.00
48 hours total

Up your game with this straight-forward introduction to motion graphics and Adobe After Effects. Through these 4 classes, you'll learn the building blocks of motion graphics. Video editors can increase their hire-ability by knowing how Adobe After Effects works and how it integrates with Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer or Apple Final Cut Pro.

TechSF Eligible 
$2,085.00
56 hours total