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New certificate at LSC-Kingwood helps students advance their careers

Lone Star College-Kingwood’s new certificate will add to students’ resumes. The Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate will help them further their careers in graphic design, multimedia, web, 3-D animation and more.

“There is a strong need for designers to learn the basics of digital photography which they can use in their work. This certificate is not designed to train them to become a professional photographer, but it will provide students with the digital photography skills they will need in the visual communication field,” said Donna Monteferante Johnson, lead faculty in Visual Communication at LSC-Kingwood.

In order to earn the Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate, students must first have their Associate of Applied Science degree in Visual Communication. If a student is not degree or certificate-bound, but has the prerequisites, they may take courses, but will not be eligible to get this certificate until they earn the AAS degree.

“There are four courses under this certificate. Interested students will receive training in digital photography, which they can apply to their design work or hobby,” Monteferante Johnson said. “To take a course in spring 2011, students must have taken ARTC 1302 Digital Imaging I.”

All courses in the certificate program have a prerequisite that students must meet. In addition to the prerequisites, a digital camera is required. The enhanced skills certificate covers fundamentals and advanced photographic techniques and the application of appropriate techniques using software and equipment in various photographic contexts.

For more information on the Digital Photography Enhanced Skills Certificate contact Donna Monteferante Johnson at 281-312-1426 or via email at Monteferante@LoneStar.edu. A list of courses can be found online at http://www.lonestar.edu/16428.htm

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.myLoneStar.edu/BeReady.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.