SPC photographic facilities include a professional shooting studio,
color processing area, 20-station digital studio, medium to large format
industry-standard printers and private labs for students.
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Dr. Jonathan Steele, Dean, CL, (727) 791-5987Jonathan Barnes, Academic Department Chair, CL, (727) 791-5997Barton Gilmore, Lead Instructor, CL, (727) 791-2685
*** THIS PROGRAM IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING STUDENTS. LAST ADMISSION TERM IS FALL 2017 (535) ***
The Photographic Technology Program at St. Petersburg College will prepare students to work with comprehensive technical and theoretical training in commercial, advertising and industrial photography and a wide range of photographic and imaging technologies. Students will be qualified to apply to work in advertising agencies, design and photographic studios, digital labs, and other businesses utilizing photography for display and sales.
Students will develop entry-level skills for the editorial, advertising, fine art and photo technology fields. The program provides an excellent means to explore an interest in photography either as a hobby or for professional development. It is ideal for those who wish to enhance their knowledge of commercial photography, or to complement careers in public relations, graphic design or writing.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
1650060500: Photographic Technology
Federal CIP Code
Minimum grade of "C" required in all Support and Major courses.
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Composition
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSCommunications - Speech
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSSocial and Behavioral Sciences
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSMathematics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEthics
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSComputer/Information Literacy Competency
AS GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTSEnhanced World View
SUPPORT COURSESArt History (Complete 3 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESComplete 43 credits
MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSESSelect 3 credits
The program provides an excellent means
to explore an interest in photography either as a hobby or for
professional development. It is ideal for those who wish to enhance
their knowledge of commercial photography, or to complement careers in
public relations, graphic design or writing.
Our photography classes can be taken as part of our Associate in Science degree
program, can help satisfy the elective requirements for the Associate in Arts degree or meet the common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.
Our Photographic Technology A.S. degree gives you a strong foundation in the craft and expressive potential
of photography, as well as the technical
aspects of the field in both digital and analog production methods.
Our program can prepare you for a career as a:
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