Next Classes begin Monday, March 28, 2016. For more information call 754-321-5700 or click here to request information.

Commercial Photography Technology I and II

Program may also be completed in two parts:  Commercial Photography Technology I (7 months) and Commercial Photography Technology II (9 months).

Commercial Photography Technology includes, but is not limited to, communication skills, leadership skills, human relations and employability skills, safe and efficient work practices, and the use of cameras in portrait, commercial and industrial applications with emphasis on composition and color dynamics, and use, care, and maintenance of photographic equipment.

Commercial Photography is a challenging, technical program that prepares students for careers in commercial photography using a "hands on" approach to learning. Commercial Photography assignments begin with simple photo skills and build toward the completion of a portfolio and preparation for a job in the field. Through the use of books, videos and demonstrations about commercial photography, students develop proficiency in:

  • Photographic process workers 1 & 2fashion-a.jpg
  • Mounting photographs
  • Photography specialist
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Portrait photographer 1 & 2
  • Commercial photographer
  • Control exposures
  • Operate various format cameras
  • Produce media presentations
  • Use digital imaging

Content Breakdown - 1400 Hours:

PGY0180 Photographic Process Workers - 1 250 Hours
PGY0181 Photographic Process Workers - 2 250 Hours
PGY0182 Photography Specialist 200 Hours
PGY0183 Portrait Photographer 1 250 Hours
PGY0184 Portrait Photographer 2 250 Hours
PGY0185 Commercial Photographer 450 Hours

Entrance Requirements/Procedure:

  • Take the test of Adult Basic Skills (TABE) ($10) and attend orientation
  • Schedule an appointment for an interview with Mrs. Franzie Williams by calling (754) 321-5732
  • Enroll in ABE/AAAE remedial classes, if necessary (depends on TABE scores) Can start Commercial Photography course and attend remedial classes during same semesters.
  • Have acceptable scores on the TABE:  9.0 in Reading,  9.0 in Math,  9.0 in Language on the "Difficult" level before completing certificate in Commercial Photography.
  • Complete FAFSA online, if needed, and meet with a Financial Aid Advisor.

Total Program Length:   1650 Hours/16 months/Hybrid

Total Program Schedule:
Students enrolled in distant and/or hybrid courses should have daily access to a computer with internet and must have a valid e-mail address that they check daily.  Additionally, students should have all necessary hardware and software components required by their technology program or adult education course.

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Industry Certification:
Students will be prepared to take an approved state and/or nationally recognized industry certification or licensure exam in their field of study.

Upon completion of the program and meeting eligibility requirements, students may be awarded credits toward an Associate Degree by selected Florida State Colleges.

Council on Occupational Education

Contact Information:
Mrs. Franzie Williams, Counselor for Commercial Photography Technology
(754) 321-5732 or (754) 321-5700

Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees:
Florida Resident  $4958.00*

Prices are subject to change without notice.