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Industry Pathway Certification Courses

There can be a gap between learning how to use media systems for projects and how to use them to obtain a job. Even experienced individuals may not be familiar with role expectations or even how to take their first step in landing a professional job in the industry. Key Code Education bridges that gap and prepares students not only to be gainfully employed, but succeed in their profession with our new Industry Pathway Certification Courses.



Each certification course is designed to outline the everyday needs of career paths in the Media & Entertainment industry as well as how to achieve personal success. Each course is built into Instructure’s Canvas, leveraging Key Code Education’s own Learning Management System (LMS) and easily integrated into any existing LMS.

Most importantly, each certification course is designed with asynchronous training videos, allowing the instructor to focus on teaching soft skills and personal development. Key Code Education provides a comprehensive Instructor Guide and Train-the-Trainer classes for the teaching staff so both the students and instructors can enjoy the journey of preparing for the professional world.

Key Code Education also provides a certification exam that allows the student to begin collecting recognizable certification badges through Badgr, which unlocks our job board, class discounts, and access to Key Code Education’s growing community resources.

The certification courses are broken into two categories: creative management and creative operations, all hand-crafted by industry veterans to get your foot in the door and learn more about the industry as you build valuable operational experience. The PC101: Post Coordinator Essentials course is the first step in a path that leads to Post Supervisor, then on to Associate Producer, and finally Producer. The ED201: Assistant Editor Essentials course is the first step in becoming an Editor. From Editor, you can go to Visual Effects, Finishing, Color, and even Directing.  

Click below to find out more about each Industry Pathway Certification Course!

In this class, students will learn the duties and responsibilities of a Post Production Coordinator, including daily tasks like distribution, scheduling, promo organization, management skills while working with editorial, visual effects, and audio engineering teams. Post Coordinators also book sessions, work with 3rd-party vendors, and manage Production Assistants (PAs). The Post Production Coordinator position is the first step in mastering production management.


Upon completion of this class, students will be able to:

  • Manage physical and digital workspaces
  • Manage PAs
  • Setup Shared Calendars
  • Create Distribution Lists
  • Manage ADR sessions
  • Manage invoices
  • Coordinate audio, editorial, and VFX sessions

In this class, we’ll break down the many duties and technical concerns faced by the Assistant Editor working in scripted and unscripted productions, which are covered through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on exercises. This intensive class is specifically designed to keep you up-to-date in the ever-changing post-production environment and prepare you for working in scripted and unscripted productions. Students will learn about which codecs to use when importing or linking, how to organize projects, how to group, create string-outs, use ScriptSync, and much more. Students will also take time to learn about the career path of an Assistant Editor and how to succeed at their job by working with people. Anyone attending this class will be ready to take the next steps in the career as an Editor.


Upon completion of this class, students will be able to: 

  • Create and format a new project for offline edit
  • Identify external projects, project formats, and user profiles
  • Ingest, link, and transcode footage
  • Understand camera formats and timecode
  • Modify clips and group footage, including MultiGroup
  • Organize projects with bins, folders, and metadata
  • Use ScriptSync and the List Tool
  • Manage media with the Media Tool
  • Take offline edits to online
  • Up-res, decompose, mixdown, and relink media
  • Output and export sequences and projects
  • Troubleshoot major problems
  • Work with the Avid Attic
  • Understand shared storage with Avid ISIS and NEXIS