Academic Catalogs

Photography Digital Technician, Certificate of Achievement

Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CN_PHDT
Control Number: 32791

This program offers training in areas such as digital photography, digital workflow, large format digital capture and studio photography techniques. It is intended to prepare students for digital tech and photo assisting jobs in the professional photography community.

Program Outcome

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in the digital skills of photography and display skills in professional practices.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements

The Certificate of Achievement is a state-approved career program that requires a minimum of eight units and is designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment.  In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better.  At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC at the department’s discretion.  Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded.  A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing their final requirements.  The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.  Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.

A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog.  

Course Title Units
Required Courses
PHOT A180Introduction to Professional Photography4
PHOT A188Commercial Photography5
PHOT A225Professional Digital Workflow and Color Management3
PHOT A280Professional Digital Techniques3
Select any “A200” level PHOT course, three units minimum 3
Total Units18

Photography Digital Technician Suggested Electives

Course Title Units
PHOT A241Business Practices for Photographers3

Note: PHOT A123 Introduction to Digital Photography (3 units) is a prerequisite to PHOT A180 Introduction to Professional Photography and PHOT A125 Imaging with Photoshop 1 (3 units) is a prerequisite to PHOT A225 Professional Digital Workflow and Color Management.