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Registration Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Classes Begin: January 5, 2015

For more information call:

Registration Information

Registration for all students begins: Monday, December 1, 2014

Next Classes Begin: January 5, 2015

For more information call:

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Commercial Photography I and II

McFatter Technical College


OPTIONAL:  Program may also be completed in two parts:  Commercial Photography Technology I (7 months) and Commercial Photography Technology II (9 months). 
(Both modules begin MARCH 2015)

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 and laboratory film-processing techniques in portrait, commercial and industrial applications with emphasis on composition and color dynamics, contact printing, enlarging and developing film, 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/lab technician
  • Lighting Techniques
  • Portrait photographer 1 & 2
  • Reproduce transparencies & internegatives
  • Commercial photographer
  • Process color image
  • 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/Lab Technician 200 Hours
PGY0183 Portrait Photographer 1 250 Hours
PGY0184 Portrait Photographer 2 250 Hours
PGY0185 Commercial Photographer 450 Hours


Total Program Length:     1650 Hours/16 months


Total Program Schedule:

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


Industry Certifications Available:
Adobe Certified Associate for Adobe Photoshop Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by the Professional Photographic Certification Commission


Contact Information:
Ms. Franzie Williams, Counselor for Commercial Photography
(754) 321-5732


Approximate Total Program Cost - Tuition and Fees*
Florida Resident  $5358.00*

Prices are subject to change without notice. 


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.


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