Photographic Technology Certificate

The Photographic Technology curriculum offers training in photographic techniques and their application in professional photographic disciplines. Students will receive comprehensive course work in one of the following subject areas: Photographic Technology, Biocommunications Photography, Photojournalism, Commercial Photography, or Portrait Studio Management.

Course work includes developing skills in the following areas: fundamentals of camera systems, lighting, photographic process, digital imaging, design, multimedia and business practices.

Graduates should qualify for entry-level jobs in the photographic industry. Employment opportunities exist in the following areas: commercial photography, photojournalism, biomedical photography, portrait photography, equipment sales, photographic laboratories, and imagining technologies depending upon courses offered and completed.

Program Learning Outcomes

P1: Photographic Skills
The student will demonstrate effective use of camera mechanics.

P2: Basic Lighting
The student will demonstrate the ability to identify and apply basic lighting techniques.

P3: Digital Image Manipulation
The student will demonstrate an understanding of methods of digital image manipulation to create various visual effects in their image creation process.

The world is changing and the CCC Photography Program is working hard to address and teach new technological advances, making students ready for changes being implemented in business and industry.

Program Contact

Scott Taylor
Chair, Photographic Technology
Donald Bryant Student Center, 2nd Floor
Phone: 252-222-6257

First Semester

Fund of Photography Click for details
PHO 110
Fund of Photography Close

This course covers the basic technical aspects of photography, including camera controls, light and optics, flash,exposure, and processing. Emphasis is placed on principles of camera design and the relationship between subject and photographic image, with hands-on experience Upon completion, students should be able to consistently produce technically excellent images.

Credits: 5.00

Intro to Digital Imaging Click for details
PHO 139
Intro to Digital Imaging Close

This course introduces digital images by exploring the effect hardware and software have on the reproduction process. Topics include basic imaging tools and vocabulary, calibration, density, contrast, and color. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of the digital imaging process and be able to capture and output images.

Credits: 2.00

7 Total Credits

Second Semester

Basic Studio Lighting Click for details
PHO 115
Basic Studio Lighting Close

This course covers the basic principles of studio lighting. Topics include basic lighting techniques and application of lighting ratios to product illustration/portraiture using tungsten/electronic strobe sources, with emphasis on equipment maintenance and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to select and set up the best lights and lighting applications for a wide variety of photographic subjects.

Credits: 4.00

Multimedia Production Click for details
PHO 224
Multimedia Production Close

This course covers various aspects of computer based multimedia production. Topics include sound recording and editing techniques and software, multimedia software, control of image and continuity and pacing, script writing, copyright laws and ethics. Upon completion, students should be able to use computer hardware and software for multimedia production.

Credits: 3.00

7 Total Credits