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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Professional Photography (AAS)

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and mathematics to be accepted into this program. You must demonstrate these required skill proficiencies through either Accuplacer placement tests or acceptable ACT or SAT scores. A student’s proficiency may affect the sequence of courses in which he/she can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For details, see the Academic Placement and Testing  section and a Colorado Mountain College advisor. Professional Photography courses have a specific sequence. Please consult with your advisor for a recommended sequence of courses.

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all PHO & MGD courses for graduation from the Professional Photography program.

This program has a fee that may be non-refundable. Please see the registration staff for more information.

The Professional Photography program is part of the Isaacson School for New Media which offers many scholarships to its students. In addition to these scholarships, there are also photography-specific scholarships including the Jonathan Wright Memorial Endowed Scholarship. See the Scholarships  section for more information.

Graduates will receive an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Professional Photography. The Professional Photography program is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs. A number of our graduates have extended their education in photography with transfers to four-year institutions offering bachelor degrees in photography and now, photography students can continue at Colorado Mountain College in pursuit of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Leadership and Management .

Learn more about our Professional Photography Program and the Isaacson School of Communication, Arts and Media.

General Education Requirements

(15 credits)

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (63)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (1207.5)

Add a Bachelors to this degree!

Boost the professional value of your technical degree and expertise with our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) - Leadership & Management  (BAS) degree.

Our BAS degree is designed to enhance the value of your Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree by developing the professional leadership skills needed to progress to a management level position in your chosen technical area.

Learn more.



State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).