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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Photography - Level II

Arts Division
Certificate T0349

This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of photography. This Photography Level II certificate offers additional expertise for students to develop specific skills needed for employment in photography, art, cinema/animation, communications, industrial arts, graphics, and journalism.

Required Courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • 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
      $90.70

      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
      $51,507.08
      Annual Job Openings
      2,114

      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
    • Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

      Photographic Process Workers and Processing Machine Operators

      SOC Career Code: 51-9151.00

      Perform work involved in developing and processing photographic images from film or digital media. May perform precision tasks such as editing photographic negatives and prints.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $44.59

      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
      $39,590.69
      Annual Job Openings
      293

      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

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  • Photography - Level II

    Arts Division
    Certificate T0349

    This multi-level certificate program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of photography. This Photography Level II certificate offers additional expertise for students to develop specific skills needed for employment in photography, art, cinema/animation, communications, industrial arts, graphics, and journalism.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Photography - Level I coursework21
    PLUS
    Completion of the Photography - Level II coursework13
    Total Units34
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Photography - Level I Coursework
    PHOT 9Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
    PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
    PHOT 11AIntermediate Photography3
    PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow3
    PHOT 14Commercial Lighting3
    PHOT 20Color Photography3
    Choose one from the following:3
    PHOT 12
    Photographic Alternatives
    PHOT 16
    Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
    PHOT 18
    Portraiture and Wedding Photography
    Total Units21
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Photography - Level II Coursework
    Choose one from the following:1
    PHOT 1A
    Laboratory Studies: Beginning Black and White Photography
    PHOT 1B
    Laboratory Studies: Advanced Black and White Photography
    PHOT 1C
    Laboratory Studies: Studio Photography
    PHOT 1D
    Laboratory Studies: Computer Applications in Photography
    PLUS
    PHOT 17Photocommunication3
    or PHOT 30 Advertising Photography
    PHOT 24Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
    or PHOT 26 Video for Photographers
    PHOT 28Photography Portfolio Development3
    PHOT 29Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists3
    Total Units13

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AHIS 1Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History3
    or ARTB 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History
    PHOT 15History of Photography3

    Photography Website  

     Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Photography, AS

    Arts Division
     

    This program is designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of photography. A variety of career opportunities are available in photography, art, cinema, communications, industrial arts, graphics, and journalism. Student desiring a bachelor’s degree should consult with an advisor or catalog of the institution they wish to attend regarding transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Choose one from the following:1
    PHOT 1A
    Laboratory Studies: Beginning Black and White Photography
    PHOT 1B
    Laboratory Studies: Advanced Black and White Photography
    PHOT 1C
    Laboratory Studies: Studio Photography
    PHOT 1D
    Laboratory Studies: Computer Applications in Photography
    Plus the following courses:
    PHOT 9Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
    PHOT 10Basic Digital and Film Photography3
    PHOT 11AIntermediate Photography3
    PHOT 11BDigital Capture Workflow3
    PHOT 14Commercial Lighting3
    PHOT 15History of Photography3
    PHOT 20Color Photography3
    PHOT 28Photography Portfolio Development3
    PHOT 29Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists3
    PHOT 12Photographic Alternatives3
    or PHOT 16 Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography
    or PHOT 18 Portraiture and Wedding Photography
    PHOT 24Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers3
    or PHOT 26 Video for Photographers
    PHOT 17Photocommunication3
    or PHOT 30 Advertising Photography
    Total Units37

    Recommended Electives

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AHIS 1Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History3
    or ARTB 1 Introduction to the Visual Arts and Art History

    Photography Website  

     Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

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Contact: Steve BurgoonTitle: Department ChairContact: sburgoon@mtsac.edu

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Location: Building 13-2457Phone: (909) 274 - 5332