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Photography - Level 1 (Noncredit)

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Photography - Level 1 (Noncredit)

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Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Photography - Level 1 (Noncredit)

Certificate of Completion
#24245

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

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

      Audio and Video Equipment Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 27-4011.00

      Set up, or set up and operate audio and video equipment including microphones, sound speakers, video screens, projectors, video monitors, recording equipment, connecting wires and cables, sound and mixing boards, and related electronic equipment for concerts, sports events, meetings and conventions, presentations, and news conferences. May also set up and operate associated spotlights and other custom lighting systems.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $51.43

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $51,534.48
      Annual Job Openings
      2,082

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Photographers

      Photographers

      SOC Career Code: 27-4021.00

      Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $83.99

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $47,494.29
      Annual Job Openings
      2,484

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Photography - Level 1 (Noncredit)

    Certificate of Completion
    #24245

    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
    VOC PHO09
    Digital Image Editing for Photographers
    VOC PHO10
    Basic Digital and Film Photography
    VOC PH11A
    Intermediate Photography
    VOC PH11B
    Digital Capture Workflow
    VOC PHO14
    Commercial Lighting
    VOC PHO20
    Color Photography
    Choose one from the following:
    VOC PHO12
    Photographic Alternatives
    VOC PHO16
    Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
    VOC PHO18
    Portraiture and Wedding Photography

Contacts

Department Contact

Contact: Short Term VocationalTitle: DepartmentContact: stv@mtsac.edu

Office Contact

Hours: 8:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.Location: Building 40-101Phone: (909) 274-4220