CERTIFICATE OF TECHNICAL STUDIES PROGRAM
DIVISION: ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Digital Photographers use their technical expertise, creativity, and composition skills to produce and preserve images that visually tell a story or record an event. The goal of the program is to provide students with an educational experience that will prepare them for a career or career specialization in digital photography to include digital image capture, editing, and publishing. Additionally, students completing the Certificate program will have mastered the knowledge required to take the certification examination as administered by Adobe Photoshop. The program will allow students to explore options in digital imaging technologies, of which digital photography is a sub-set. Digital photography uses photosensitive charge coupled devices (CCDs) to capture the image focused by the lens as opposed to an exposure on photographic film. The captured image is then digitized and stored as a computer file ready for digital processing, viewing, digital publishing or printing.