Advertising & Design


The Advertising & Design CTE Program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and portfolio needed for employment as a designer. This career field involves the use of the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite combined with a student’s own creativity and design to create visually appealing projects. Students are introduced to HTML, CSS, HTML5 and JavaScript skills to confidently design their own website. This program focuses on developing the creativity and software skills necessary to be competitive in this field.


Below are SEPTA Bus Wraps designed by Mercy Tech Advertising & Design 12th grade students.

C '21 graduates, Jadyn Carrasquillo-Martinez and Bill Nguyen. Together they teamed up to design Mercy Tech's first SEPTA Bus Wrap. 


C'22 Alfonso Palacios 

C' 23 Makayla and Xavier 

C' 24  Taylor and Moira 




  • Adobe Certified Associate in Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Adobe InDesign CC
  • Adobe Certified Associate in Adobe Photoshop CC
  • CIW Site Development
  • OSHA 10

83% have earned InDesign certification since testing began in this area

94% of the web design students have earned Adobe Illustrator certification

89% have earned Adobe Photoshop certification.



  • Full-time or part-time employment doing freelance work as mixed media artist and designer
  • Four-year colleges such as Cabrini University, The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Cabrini University, Rowan University and University of the Arts
  • Two-year colleges such as Community College of Philadelphia

For more information, contact:

Mrs. Amanda Tees

Advertising & Design Instructor