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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Photographic Technology, A.A.S. (A30280)

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Courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours. Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

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.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

PHO Program Electives:

Students are required to take a minimum of 1 SHC from the following:

Other Required Courses:

Total Credit Hours Required: 68/72

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 143/MAT 152) from below:

Students who elect to take (MAT 171) from below:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 9 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 14

Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 16 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16

Summer – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 0 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 9

Fall – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 16 | Clin/WkExp 0 | Credit 16

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 7/8 | Lab 10 | Clin/WkExp 10 | Credit 13/17

Grand Total Hours: Class 46/47 | Lab 51 | Clin/WkExp 10 | Credit 68/72

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