Digital Photography

18-credit Technical Certificate

Discover the basics of digital photography, including lighting and image editing. Digital cameras including Sinar Brom and Nikon models will be used to practice studio photography methods. Develop skills to meet the needs of organizations interested in integrating digital production methods into business operations.

Evening completion options are available for this certificate program.

Some credits earned in the Digital Photography short-term certificate program may be applied toward degree and diploma programs in the Graphic Communications area within WCTC’s School of Applied Technologies.

Required Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 201-111 Fundamentals of Design3  
 204-113 Page Layout/InDesign3  
 
Total Semester Credits
6
  
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 203-111 Introduction to Photography3  
 204-131 Image Editing/Photoshop3 *
 
Total Semester Credits
6
  
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 203-122 Lighting Techniques3  
 
Total Semester Credits
3
  
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 203-141 Studio Photography3  
 
Total Semester Credits
3
  
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

WCTC Course

WCTC Credits Awarded

201-110 Web Page Design I 3
204-113 Page Layout/InDesign 3

Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no college credit agreements for Digital Photography Certificate. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.