Certificate in Photography

The photography certificate prepares a student for a career as an assistant to a professional photographer, a photographic lab technician or an independent professional freelance photographer. Students will be prepared for positions in retail photographic outlets.

Required courses
PHTO 101Basic Photography3
PHTO 102Intermediate Photography3
PHTO 103Advanced Photography3
PHTO 205Advanced Imaging Techniques3
Select three (3) of the following courses:
Photography as an Art Medium3
Advanced Photography as an Art Medium3
Photojournalism3
Intermediate Color Photography3
Studio & Environmental Portraiture3
Total Units21

Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Photography Certificate of Achievement will:

  1. Demonstrate computer proficiency in specialized programs related to photographs.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of photographic theory in choosing new products and using them effectively.
  3. Review, analyze and critique photographic work of others.
  4. Analyze and evaluate personal and other students' images through use of evaluation rubrics based on aesthetic concepts.