Photography - Level 1

Certificate of Completion

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of photography. The Photography - Level 1 offers the core skills necessary for employment as an entry-level Photography Assistant.  

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain employment in the field of photography as a photography assistant or entry-level photographer. 
  • Students will demonstrate job readiness skills.
  • Students will progress through the agriculture career ladder by enrolling in further photography courses or programs. 

Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Digital Image Editing for Photographers
Basic Digital and Film Photography
Intermediate Photography
Digital Capture Workflow
Commercial Lighting
Color Photography
Choose one from the following:
Black and White Photo Alternative Studies
Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
Portraiture and Wedding Photography

Vocational Studies

Continuing Education classes, also known as “Noncredit,” are financially supported by the state of California and are offered tuition-free. Noncredit classes are designed to provide students with a high-quality learning experience with the opportunity to gain new skills and embark on new career pathways. Noncredit programs at Mt. SAC include Adult Basic Education (ABE), Education for Older Adults (EOA), English as a Second Language (ESL), Short-Term Vocational (STV), Vocational Re-Entry (VRE), and IMPACT/Adults with Disabilities (AWD). Below are certificate opportunities in the STV and VRE programs.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
VOC PHO09 Digital Image Editing for Photographers 0
VOC PHO10 Basic Digital and Film Photography 0
Winter Term 1
VOC PH11A Intermediate Photography 0
Spring Term 1
VOC PH11B Digital Capture Workflow 0
VOC PHO14 Commercial Lighting 0
VOC PHO20 Color Photography 0
Fall Term 2
 Total Units0
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