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Degrees and Certifications 2017-2018

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Advertising Specialization - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides learning experience in theory, laboratory, and studio work in commercial photography. Assignments also include photography of products, architecture, and fashions. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, laboratory workers, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Semester I Credit Hours
     PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
     ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing            3
     EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for  College Success1                     OR

     SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
           3
     PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
         12
Semester II
  + PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography            3
  + PHTC 1313 History of Photography            3
     PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
    Mathematics2            3
         12
Semester III
  + PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I            3
  + PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
     Restricted Elective3            3
     Restricted Elective3            3
         12
Semester IV
  + PHTC 2340 Photographic Studio Management            3
  + PHTC 2345 Illustrative Photography II            3
  + PHTC 1302 Photographic Lab Techniques            3
  + PHTC 1344 Close Up/Macro Photography            3
         12
Semester V
# + PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development            3
      Restricted Elective3            3
      Social and Behavioral Sciences2            3
       Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts2            3
         12
TOTALS   60
  + Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 course in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select either EDUC 1300 or SPCH 1321. See an advisor or a full-time faculty member in Professional Photography for more information.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Select from the following courses: PHTC 1343, PHTC 1351, PHTC 1353, or PHTC 2331.

This degree provides training in the theory, craft and studio practice for commercial photography. Assignments also include product, architecture, and fashion photography. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, photo laboratory technicians, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Editorial - Fashion Specialization - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides learning experience in theory, laboratory, and studio work in portrait photography, editorial portraits on location, fashion and visual exploration. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, laboratory workers, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

 

Semester I Credit Hours
       PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
       ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing            3
     EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for  College Success1                     OR

     SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
           3
      PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
         12
Semester II
    + PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography            3
       PHTC 1313 History of Photography            3
    + PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
       Mathematics2            3
         12
Semester III
    + PHTC 1353 Portraiture I            3
    + PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
    + PHTC 1351 Photojournalism I            3
       Restricted Elective3            3
         12
Semester IV
    + PHTC 2340 Photographic Studio Management            3
    + PHTC 1302 Photographic Lab Techniques            3
    + PHTC 2309 Location Portraiture            3
       Restricted Elective3            3
         12
Semester V
# + PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development            3
    + PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography            3
       Social and Behavioral Sciences2            3
       Language, Philosophy, and Culture/Creative Arts2            3
         12
TOTALS   60
  + Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 course in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select either EDUC 1300 or SPCH 1321. See an advisor or a full-time faculty member in Professional Photography for more information.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Select from the following courses: PHTC 1343, PHTC 1345, or PHTC 2331.
This degree provides training in the theory, craft, and studio practice for professional portrait and editorial photography. This includes both in the studio and on location assignments, fashion photography, and visual exploration. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, photo laboratory technicians, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Photographic Artist Specialization - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides learning experience in theory, laboratory, and studio work in Photographic Artistry. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Semester I Credit Hours
       PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
       ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing            3
       EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success1       OR
       SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
           3
      PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
         12
Semester II
    + PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography            3
       PHTC 1313 History of Photography            3
    + PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
       Mathematics2            3
         12
Semester III
    + PHTC 1347 Landscape Photography            3
    + PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
       Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts2            3
       Restricted Elective3            3
         12
Semester IV
    + PHTC 1344 Close Up/Macro Photography            3
    + PHTC 1342 Photographic Retouching II            3
    + PHTC 1302 Photographic Lab Techniques            3
       Restricted Elective3            3
         12
Semester V
# + PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development            3
    + PHTC 1343 Expressive Photography            3
    + PHTC 2331 Architectural Photography            3
       Social and Behavioral Sciences2            3
         12
TOTALS   60
  Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 course in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select either EDUC 1300 or SPCH 1321. See an advisor or a full-time faculty member in Professional Photography for more information.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Select from the following courses: PHTC 1345, PHTC 1351, or PHTC 1353.

This degree provides training in the theory, craft and studio practice for Photographic Artistry. This includes a broad range of photographic styles, encompassing careers that are centered on collaborations with visual creatives. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the program coordinator.

Portrait-Wedding Specialization - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides learning experience in theory, laboratory, and studio work in portrait photography. Assignments include portraiture of men, women, children, and groups in studio and on location using electronic flash or natural light. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, laboratory workers, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

 

Semester I Credit Hours
       PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
       ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing            3
       EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success1       OR

       SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
           3
      PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
         12
Semester II
   + PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography            3
       PHTC 1313 History of Photography            3
   + PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
       Mathematics2            3
         12
Semester III
   + PHTC 1353 Portraiture I            3
   + PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
      Restricted Elective3            3
      Restricted Elective3            3
         12
Semester IV
   + PHTC 2340 Photographic Studio Management            3
   + PHTC 2353 Portraiture II            3
   + PHTC 2309 Location Portraiture            3
   + PHTC 1302 Photographic Lab Techniques            3
         12
Semester V
# + PHTC 2343 Portfolio Development            3
   + PHTC 2308 Wedding Photography            3
      Social and Behavioral Sciences2            3
      Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts2            3
         12
TOTALS   60
  + Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 course in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select either EDUC 1300 or SPCH 1321. See an advisor or a full-time faculty member in Photographic Technology for more information.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
  3Select from the following courses: PHTC 1343, PHTC 1347, or PHTC 1351.

This degree provides training in theory, craft and studio practice for professional portrait and wedding photography. Assignments include: portraiture of men, women, children and groups – both in studio, and on location using electronic flash and natural light. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, photo laboratory technicians, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of Program Coordinator.

Visual Mixed Media Specialization - Associate of Applied Science Degree

This program provides learning experience in theory, laboratory, and studio work in Commercial Photography and Video production. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, studio managers or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Semester I Credit Hours
       PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
       ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing            3
       EDUC 1300 Effective Learning: Strategies for College Success1 OR
       SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication
           3
      PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
         12
Semester II
   + PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography            3
      Language, Philosophy, and Culture OR Creative Arts2            3
      COMM 1335 Introduction to Radio-Television-Film            3
   + PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
         12
Semester III
   + PHTC 1353 Portraiture I     OR            3
   + PHTC 1345 Illustrative Photography I
      PHTC 1313 History of Photography            3
   + PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
      RTVB 1305 Introduction to Television Technology            3
         12
Semester IV
   + COMM 2303 Audio Production            3
   + FLMC 1304 Lighting for Film or Video            3
      Mathematics2            3
      BUSG 2309 Small Business Management            3
         12
Semester V
   + PHTC 2342 Fashion Photography     OR            3
   + PHTC 2308 Wedding Photography
   + RTVB 2330 Film and Video Editing            3
# + FLMC 2310 Film-Style Production            3
      Social and Behavioral Sciences2            3
         12
TOTALS   60
  + Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1All first time Austin Community College (ACC) students with fewer than 12 SCH of successful college credit must take the EDUC 1300 course in their first semester at ACC. All other students may select either EDUC 1300 or SPCH 1321. See an advisor or a full-time faculty member in Photographic Technology for more information.
  2Select from appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course list.
This degree provides training in the theory, craft and studio practice for commercial photography and video production. Graduates of this program qualify for jobs as photographer’s assistants, studio managers, or owners. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Digital Assistant Level 1- Certificate

A student successfully completing this program is training for a career as a photographer’s assistant. The student will gain knowledge in software relevant to photography as well as learn about capturing images digitally. The objective of this certificate is to prepare students to work with photographers, art directors, and designers in the areas of the digital lab and administrative support.

Semester I Credit Hours
   PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
   PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
           6
Semester II
 + PHTC 2301 Intermediate Photography            3
 + PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
           6
Semester III
+ PHTC 1353 Portraiture I            3
+ PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
TOTALS   18

+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions

A student successfully completing this program is training for a career as a photographer’s assistant. The student will gain knowledge in software relevant to photography as well as learn about capturing images and managing images digitally. The objective of this certificate is to prepare students to work with photographers, art directors, and designers in the areas of the digital lab and administrative support.

Photographic Artist - Certificate

This program provides learning experience in theory, laboratory, and studio work in Photographic Artistry. Minor variations desirable for student career goals may be accomplished within college policies by approval of the Program Coordinator.

Semester I Credit Hours
    PHTC 1311 Fundamentals of Photography            3
    PHTC 1300 Photo Digital Imaging I            3
           6
Semester II
   BUSG 2309 Small Business Management            3
+ PHTC 1340 Photographic Retouching I            3
           6
Semester III
+ PHTC 1342 Photographic Retouching II            3
+ PHTC 2341 Color Photography II            3
           6
TOTALS   18

+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions

A student successfully completing this program is training for a career that includes photographic retoucher, print finisher, colorist, restoration artist, copy work photography, as well as perform the duties of a photographer’s assistant in simple portrait and product photography.