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Humber is the First Ontario College to Offer Adobe Certified Associate Program

Toronto, Ontario - February 13, 2012

Adobe Certified Associate LogoHumber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning's School of Media Studies & Information Technology is partnering with Certiport and Bnr-Education Inc. to become the first Ontario college to offer the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification program.

Available immediately, the School of Media Studies & Information Technology will be a Certiport Authorized Testing Centre with ACA certification programs available to all Humber full-time and part-time students, as well as to members of the public as a Continuing Education course.

"Being the first Ontario college to offer Adobe Certified Associate programs shows Humber's leadership in providing students with value-added educational opportunities. The Adobe courses will add to graduates' skill sets, making them more attractive to employers," said Blair McMurchy, Director of Professional & Continuing Education, School of Media Studies & Information Technology.

Certificates will be offered in the Adobe CS5 suite including Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and Premiere Pro. Photoshop and Premiere Pro will also be offered in French. More Adobe exams are expected in 2012 including Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.

Students will learn from specially-trained faculty who are ACA Educators. They will have the option of participating in the ACA program as part of their credential or as a stand-alone course. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive an Adobe Certified Associate certificate delivered by Certiport, the authorized Adobe exam delivery partner.

"The ACA certification program enables students to tap into the full features and functionality of the Adobe Creative Suite, validating their use of digital media to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications," said Ray Kelly, CEO, Certiport. "Earning ACA certification differentiates and elevates the individual from the crowd as they seek a higher education or employment opportunities."

"Humber College shows academic leadership by providing its students and community with a credential from Adobe, which will assist candidates to be more competitive in the job market", said Wail Omar, CEO of BNR-Education Inc.

About Humber College's School of Media Studies & Information Technology

The School of Media Studies & Information Technology has the largest college-level combination of media-sector programs in Canada providing training in public relations, journalism, advertising, graphic design, digital arts, 3D animation, film and television production, and web-based media and information technology. Credentials range from degrees, diplomas and certificates to postgraduate certificates. The School offers more than 30 full-time programs and more than 130 part-time/continuing education courses to its more than 3,000 full-time and 1,000 continuing education students.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 12,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Adobe® Certified Expert program, the HP Accredited Technical Associate, the CompTIA Strata™ IT Fundamentals, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC³ Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

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About Bnr-Education

Bnr-Education enhances the delivery of internationally recognized certification in digital literacy and desktop productivity tools. Bnr-Education's mission is to meet the high demands and challenges of IT training and certification industry in Canada by providing a wide range of Learning Solutions for Microsoft and Adobe products, serving the Academic, Commercial and Public sectors.

For more information, contact:
Andrew Leopold
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 4296

Certiport Press Contact:
Brenda Armstrong