Photographic Imaging

 

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Capture the world through a camera. You will learn how to use sophisticated cameras, editing technology and processing equipment; work with professional software, including Adobe Photoshop; create photographs in digital and traditional formats; photograph social and corporate events; and develop a portfolio. As a student in the College’s Photographic Imaging program, you will receive training on the same equipment and software used by industry professionals, have access to internship opportunities at professional photo studios and laboratories, get an introduction to developing a photography business, and gain experience working on a video crew.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Photographic Imaging degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

Semester 1

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
PHOT 101 - Introduction to 35mm Film Camera and Darkroom Techniques or
PHOT 105 - Introduction to Digital Photography
4 credits Prerequisites for PHOT 103 Major Course
PHOT 104 - Introduction to Video Production 3 credits Prerequisite for PHOT 217 and PHOT 211 Major Course
PHOT 111 - History of Photography or
PHOT 113 - Digital Technology, Art, and Culture 
3 credit   Humanities Interpretive Studies American/Global Diversity Elective
ENGL 101 - English Composition I 3 credit Prerequisite for ENGL 102 ENGL 101
CIS 103 - Applied Computer Technology 3 credit   Tech Comp

A minimum GPA requirement of 2.0 (“C” average) is required to continue in program.

  • This program is designed to provide students with the option of entering the workforce or transferring to a bachelor's degree program after earning their associate's degree
  • Follow this course schedule each semester and you’ll earn your associate’s degree in two years
  • Make sure you discuss your first semester schedule and your educational plan with an advisor or counselor when you register.

Semester 2

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
PHOT 103 - Architectural and Landscape Photography 4 credits Prerequisites: PHOT 101;or PHOT 105;with a “C” or better or permission of the department head
Prerequisite for PHOT 201.
Students will search for business relationships, opportunities and internships.
Major Course
PHOT 151 - Digital Imaging 3 credits Prerequisite for;PHOT 217 Major Course
PHOT 152 - Introduction to Color Photography and Digital Printing 3 credits Prerequisite: PHOT 151, which may be taken concurrently
Prerequisite for PHOT 217;and;PHOT 201
Major Course
ENGL 102 - The Research Paper 3 credits ENGL 101;with a grade of "C" or better ENGL 102, Info Lit
MATH 137 - Geometry for Design 3 credits FNMT 118;or higher placement Mathematics

Semester 3

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
PHOT 201 - Commercial Photography Basic Studio 4 credits Prerequisite: PHOT 103 
PHOT 201 is only offered in the Fall semester
Prerequisite for PHOT 205
Major Course
PHOT 202 - Commercial Photography Portraiture 4 credits Prereauisite: PHOT 152, which may be taken concurrently
Prerequisite for PHOT 299
Major Course
EASC 111 - Environmental Conservation or
STS 101 - Introduction to Science, Technology and Society
3 credits FNMT 118 or higher placement is a prerequisite for STS 101
Students may select an alternate course with Dept. Head approval
Natural Science
PHOT 217 - Digital Photojournalism 4 credits Prerequisites: PHOT 104, PHOT 151PHOT 152, which may be taken concurrently Major Course

Semester 4

Course Number and Name Credits Advisory Notes Course Type
PHOT 205 - Commercial Photography Advanced Studio 4 credits Prerequisites: PHOT 152 and PHOT 201
Prerequisite for PHOT 299
Major Course
PHOT 211 - Corporate and Event Videography 3 credits Prerequisites: PHOT 104 Major Course
PHOT 299 -Professional Practices in Photographic Imaging and Digital Video Production 3 credits Prerequisites: PHOT 202 and PHOT 205, which may be taken concurrently Major Course
HIST 103 - United States History: The 20th Century or
GEOG 103 - Introduction to Human Geography
3 credits   Social Science, Writing Intensive Elective

Students should be preparing websites, portfolios and show-reels for final evaluation.

  • Congratulations, this is your final semester! Don’t forget to complete your graduation application.
  • Meet with an advisor when registering for your classes
  • Finalize your transfer plans:
  • Take advantage of our scholarship opportunities for transferring students and apply for a scholarship
  • Visit Career Connections to learn about internships and your future career possibilities

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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