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Photography Fundamentals - Certificate

The Photography Fundamentals Certificate is designed for those seeking to learn basic skills in digital still photography, image editing, organization and archiving. This certificate will assist beginner photographers, marketers, art directors, and graphic designers further their careers and add an additional skillset. All credits from this certificate may be applied toward the Photography technical diploma.

Program Code: 902031
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Area of Study: Digital Arts

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  • Day
  • Evening
  • Full-time
  • Online
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Certificate Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 10

Certificate Outcomes

  • Capture digital images.
  • Communicate effectively with images.
  • Setup and operate professional digital cameras.
  • Organize files and data.
  • Edit images.
  • Rate, organize, and archive images.

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.