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Photographic Technology PHOT.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 29 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Art
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

This short-term certificate is designed for the serious photographer or student desiring a job in the photographic studio/photographic processing industry. The certificate ensures proficiency in composing a good photograph in the studio or field and developing and printing photographs in black and white and color. The student will learn studio technique and how to operate both manual 35 mm and digital cameras. Basic computer imaging techniques will also be covered. The completion of the certificate will ensure the student has a well rounded knowledge of photographic technique and applications.

Program Outcomes

  • Execute high-quality images against industry standards by applying and improving technical skills.
  • Apply critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to a variety of aesthetic and photographic problems.
  • Discuss the history, fundamentals and basic theories of photography.

Career Opportunities

The Art department strives to provide students with high-quality education experiences in the visual arts and the short-term certificate in Photographic Technology prepares students to enhance their skills as photographers and, if desired, to enter the photographic studio/photographic processing industry.


Course Title Credits
ART 1161 Black & White Darkroom Photography I 3
ART 1162 Black & White Darkroom Photography II 3
ART 1170 Non-Silver Photography 3
ART 1171 Studio Photography 3
ART 1175 Computer Photography 3
ART 2235 History of Photography 3
ART 2265 Digital Color Photography I 3
ART 2294 Photography Portfolio Development 1
CHE 1311 College Chemistry I 4
MAT 1110 (Math for Technologists) OR MAT 1130 (Mathematics in Health Sciences) OR MAT 1445 (Quantitative Reasoning) 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.