Program: PHTO
Credential: Recognition of Achievement
Delivery: Part-time
Length: 1 Semester
Duration: 81 Hours
Effective: Fall 2017
Location: Barrie


This program is designed for serious amateur photographers and those seeking employment where basic photography skills are an asset. Students are introduced to digital cameras and industry standard software used to capture and manipulate images, in a way that develops students’ interest, technical skills and creativity.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can pursue entry-level opportunities in positions and industries where basic photography skills are an asset, including photography assistants, studio assistants, digital processing labs, retail or the freelance market.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • capture images using appropriate equipment and techniques;
  • use design elements and lighting techniques to produce images that communicate effectively;
  • edit and organize images using industry-standard software.

Admission Requirements

No formal requirements.

Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that students complete or begin to complete PHTO 0025 Digital Camera Techniques, or have a firm understanding of their cameras’ technical capabilities, before taking other courses. Students are required to use their personal camera.

Graduation Requirements

2 Mandatory Courses
4 Optional Courses

Graduation Eligibility

Students must successfully complete all required courses as noted below. Further details, if applicable, are noted under "Additional Information" above.

Mandatory Courses

Mandatory Courses
PHTO 0025Digital Camera Techniques
PHTO 0045Photoshop for Photographers
Optional Courses
Select 4 courses from the available list during registration. Program options may include:
PHTO 0010Creative Photography
PHTO 0012Glamour Photography
PHTO 0013Studio Lighting Basics
PHTO 0014Studio Lighting Part 2
PHTO 0020Wedding Photography
PHTO 0053Photography: Sports and Action
PHTO 0054Photography: Nature and Landscape
PHTO 0059Photography: Starting a Small Business
PHTO 0061The Sensual Portrait
PHTO 0063Macro Photography
PHTO 0064DSLR Video 101 for Photographers
PHTO 0065Adobe Lightroom
PHTO 0066Portraiture
PHTO 0067Commercial Photography
PHTO 0068Photoshop for Photographers - Advanced
PHTO 0069Real Estate Photography
PHTO 0070Nature Photography Advanced

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.