We offer the most extensive series of classes in Central California for those who wish to enter the image making industry or improve their current professional skills. We provide hands on experience in our studios and labs with current hardware and software technology.

Our courses develop skills in creating photographs for commercial clients from small and large scale studio and location scenarios. You will learn appropriate workflow and processes to compete in the commercial marketplace. Throughout the program, you may take Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) industry certifications.

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Photography Programs (2:25)



  • Commercial Photography - Emphasis on Lighting (F.5222.CA)
  • Digital Photography - Emphasis on Conceptual & Adv. Software (F.5223.CA)
  • Fine Art Photography - Emphasis on Black & White (F.5224.CA)
  • Photojournalism - Emphasis on Editorial (F.5225.CA)
  • Professional Photography Certificate of Achievement (F.5221.CA)

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To learn more about the Photography program and courses, contact an Applied Technology counselor. 

Counselors are available in the Applied Technology Division Office to assist students with creating a Student Education Plan for an Photography Degree.

Courses and Information

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes

More images and information can be seen at our online brochure at Learn more Photography Department facts.

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