• Photography Digital Assistant Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Curriculum


  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2018-2019

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    All courses in this program are part of the Integrated Media: Photography Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS.) Students may earn this certificate while pursuing the degree.

    The Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is part of the longer Associate of Applied Science curriculum for the program-areas in Integrated Media (Broadcasting, Graphic Design, Photography or Video). Students that complete the first year of classes in their selected program may earn this certificate as part of the degree-seeking process. This three term certificate provides a basic understanding of the tools and processes of working in the creative industry. These skills are the foundation to entering the second year of the AAS program where more advanced skills, projects and methodologies are practiced and refined.

    Students use Adobe Creative Cloud software applications (Lightroom, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Acrobat) to prepare digital image files for print reproduction and online display, and to manipulate, retouch and resize images.

    Students can continue on into a second year to earn an AAS in Integrated Media: Photography where students develop more advanced skills, acquire digital video experience and work on assignments that demand complex problem-solving and collaboration skills

    Certificate Outcomes

    At the completion of this certificate, students should be able to:

    • Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Collaborate effectively with others
    • Demonstrate ability to adapt to changing technology
    • Use effective oral and written communication
    • Access and analyze information
    • Demonstrate curiosity and imagination
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM120 Computers and File Management
    1
    IM122 Basic Image Editing
    1
    IM123 Basic Sound Editing
    1
    IM124 Basic Non-Linear Editing
    1
    IM125 Basic Page Layout
    1
    IM150 Digital Imaging
    5
    IM178 Integrated Media Overview
    4
    14
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP153 Studio Lighting
    5
    IM165 Image Manipulation
    4
    IM190 Web for Media
    2
    ART215P Survey in Visual Arts: Photography
    3
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP165 Advanced Photo Editing
    5
    IM152 Photographic Lighting I
    5
    10
    Total Credits 38