• Photography Digital Assistant Career Pathway Certificate of Completion Curriculum


  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

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    This three-term certificate program trains students to use the digital cameras and studio lighting equipment to capture images. 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.

    Employment options exist in freelancing, assisting and short-term contracting, and in seasonal markets such as wedding photography, senior portraits and school photography.

    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

    Admission Requirements
    The Photography Digital Assistant Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is an open-entry program beginning in the fall term only. Prospective students are admitted on a space-available basis after academic criteria has been met.

    Students must have a current record on file and meet the minimum prerequisites level in reading, writing and mathematics. This prerequisite skill level can be satisfied by placement into MTH060, WR115 and RD115 on the MHCC College Placement Test (CPT) or by completion of MTH020, WR090 and RD090 (or equivalent transfer courses demonstrated through official transcripts on file at MHCC). Call 503-491-7678 for information about taking the College Placement Test.

    Enrollment
    Students can simply register on a first come, first served basis for fall term in mid May when the open registration period begins. Wait lists will be established as the courses fill to capacity.

    Requirement for Continuing into Winter Term
    Students must have the consent of their faculty program adviser and meet the proficiencies of their fall program classes to continue into the second term of Integrated Media courses. Students will be provided with clear performance expectations when classes start in September.

    For more information, please contact an Integrated Media faculty adviser or visit www.mhcc.edu/IntegratedMedia.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    IM120 Computers and File Management
    1
    IM121 Basic Vector Illustration
    1
    IM122 Basic Image Editing
    1
    IM123 Basic Sound Editing
    1
    IM124 Basic Non-Linear Editing
    1
    IM150 Digital Imaging
    5
    IM178 Integrated Media Overview
    4
    14
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    DP153 Studio Lighting
    4
    DP160 Photo Editing I
    5
    IM190 Web Basics
    4
    14
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    ART215P Survey in Visual Arts: Photography
    3
    DP165 Photo Editing II
    5
    IM152 Photographic Lighting I
    5
    13
    Total Credits 41