Adobe Premiere CC

32 Hours / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Adobe Premiere gives you powerful video and audio editing tools. Students will add transitions, special effects, graphics, titles, and music to their Premiere projects. Students will adjust the image quality of the video and edit and mix the sound track. Students will build picture-in-picture effects, create animated titles, record voice-overs, add motion effects, and publish the results to a variety of formats. Students will create streaming video for playback on a web site.

This course prepares a student to take the Adobe Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro​ certification exam.

Students must have a copy of the Adobe Premiere CC software in order to do coursework.

Students will:
  • identify the tools available for importing, viewing and editing programs in Premiere.
  • manage media assets.
  • create cuts only video and add transitions.
  • add dynamic titles.
  • add video effects.
  • add and edit audio.
  • compose films and add color effects.
  • manage and export a Premiere project.
  • import and work with files from other Adobe applications.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this first lesson, you will load the Premier software and download lesson files to learn the basics of working with Premiere. You will create your first project in Premiere and learn to work with the Project and Monitor windows. This initial lesson is important to take the time needed to understand the software and the fundamentals provided in the readings.

Lesson 2: Project Setup & Asset Management

In this lesson, you'll learn how to choose project settings, load video, and graphic files, and use the Project panel to organize assets into bins. This course has core fundamental concepts that should be reviewed carefully in order to be able to comprehend more complex tasks further into the course.

Lesson 3: Video Editing Essentials

The third lesson of the course focuses on one mastering the essentials of video editing. Topics discussed in this lesson include a deep understanding of using the Source Monitor and Timeline to understand how videos behave and can be edited. As part of this lesson and ones further into the course, understanding different commands will limit time trying to take longer routes to manipulate audio and video. The other readings of this lesson focus on basic to intermediate techniques to add some life to video imported into the program.

Lesson 4: Advanced Video Editing Techniques

Once one has mastered the basics of Adobe Premiere CC, students can take advantage of some of the more powerful tools available to enhance video clips further. This lesson builds on knowledge up to this point and provides insight on advanced video editing techniques. This includes video trimmings, applying the concept of the four-point editing model, and multicamera editing.

Lesson 5: Adding Video Effects and Putting Clips In Motion

In this lesson, you will add special effects such as color to change the appearance of the video.  In addition, students will also size, move, and alter the speed of clips. The lesson's focus here applies knowledge gained from the fundamentals and advanced video editing techniques of the last couple of course lessons. Any adjustments made to a video including ones mentioned here only increase the impact they provide to the persons watching it.

Lesson 6: Working With Audio

Adobe Premiere, in most people's eyes, assumes that it just works strictly with videos. That is not the case. In fact, most videos have audio and are just as important to review and edit. In the sixth lesson of the course, students will develop an understanding of basic audio characteristics, and learn how to work with the audio mixer. The audio mixer allows you to add and mix recorded speech to a file. Also, you'll learn how to sweeten sound using audio effects.

Lesson 7: Compositing Techniques and Color

In this lesson, you will explore tools in Premiere that can be used to combine clips. You'll also look at the color effects and learn how to work with nested sequences to make editing easier. Techniques students will learn in this lesson can be seen as enhancements to video clips that have already been edited to some degree. These are also likely to be some of the final steps prior to publishing and exporting the files.

Lesson 8: Managing and Exporting Projects

The second to last lesson of the course concludes on students gaining knowledge of how to export what they have created in various formats. Most of the work that is created is bound to go online in some capacity. Other times, it could go into a presentation or another Adobe document. The second half of this lesson provides guidance and suggestions as to how to properly manage projects that may have been created or are in the process of coming online.

Lesson 9: Putting It All Together

Welcome to the final lesson of the Adobe Premiere class. In this lesson, you will apply what you have learned in this course to a final project. This can be a chance for you to finish the project you have been working on throughout the course or a chance to work on the one you will be using in your own work.

All necessary materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the Adobe Digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro​ certification exam.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.