Digital Photography and Video Editing

Career Profile for Medical Assistant

Program Description       
This 450 clock hour program requires the completion of 15 weeks of study.  This program prepares students with skills and knowledge in photographic digital imaging including the scanning of images, digital retouching, color manipulation, special effects and printing using computer output devices.
                                         
Program Objectives
This program is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a Digital Photographer and Video Editor including how to use digital photography and video recording equipment and editing software to create digital imagery and videos.

Occupational Objectives                 
Graduates of the program may qualify for entry-level position as a Digital Photographer and Video Editor in a commercial setting. Licensure Goal/Requirements: None

Requirements for Graduation: Students must have at a minimum, an accumulative grade point average of 78% or “C” grade, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation. Pass tests at end of modules and pass final exam, Internship/externship not required.

Program Length/Class Hours

Day: 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 450 total clock hours, 15 weeks of study.

Course Title
Introduction to Photoshop                                                90            
Photoshop Tools Manipulation                        30          
Scanning Images                                                 30            
Photo Retouching Techniques                          30            
Color Manipulation Techniques                       30          
Special Effects of Images                                  30            
Output Devices and Print                                   30          
Introduction to Video Editing                           30
Mixing Video Techniques                                  45
Video Inserts                                                        45
Audio Inserts                                                        30
Outputting Video Techniques                           30            
Total Clock Hours                                          450

Course Description

1. Introduction to Photoshop – Students will learn full basic functions of Adobe Photoshop imaging editor including how to scan and open files in the software on a PC. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
2. Photoshop Tools Manipulation - Students will learn basic image editing skills using Photoshop tools window such as changing the number of pixels in an image, defining colors using the Color Palette, blurring the edges of a selected area, and applying filer effects. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
3. Scanning Images - Student will learn how to scan images using a flat bed scanner and storing them onto a PC for editing purposes. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
4. Photo Retouching Techniques – Students will learn how to retouch photographs by applying various forms of filters from the Photoshop tools window, such as removing red eye, blurring edges and enhancing resolution. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.

5. Color Manipulation Techniques – Students will learn manipulate colors of an image by applying utilizing the color palette and painting tools, as well as applying other custom filter settings onto an image. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
6. Special Effects of Images – Students will learn how to apply special effects onto images using the tools window including background textures, bevels, and text effects. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module. 
7. Output Devices and Print – Students will learn how to utilize devices for printing completed projects in high-resolution format from a PC. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
8. Introduction to Video Editing – Students will learn basic digital video editing techniques including the understanding of time code, organizing and previewing clips, and assembling clips in Storyboard and Timeline. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
9. Mixing Video Techniques – Students will learn how to mix video using various methods and editing software into the storyboard and timeline of a master video copy. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
10. Video Inserts – Students will learn how to perform video inserts such as inserting transitions, titles, and special effects onto the video. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
11. Audio Inserts – Students will learn how to perform audio inserts such as narration, movie soundtracks, and other special effects. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
12. Outputting Video Tape – Students will learn how to perform video outputs including transferring video from a camcorder to digital flat screen and other viewing devices. A passing score of 78% is required for test taken at the end of this module.
Final Examination                                                                                                                                                         A minimum passing score of 78%, or “C” grade, is required for the Final Comprehensive Examination taken at the end of this program, along with a minimum of 70% of the total scheduled program hours attended, in order to be considered for graduation.   
Program Equipment List

  • 10 Desktop Computers -  Dell, Intel Pentium 4, 2.8 GHZ CPU, Intel i865p/pe/6/i848p Motherboard, Graphic AGP 4x 256mb video card, Memory DDR 1536 MB x 2, 32 bit operating system Windows 7.  (Owned)
  • Computer Monitors - 17” HNC 1080x724 LCD flat panel monitor.  (Owned)
  • 5 Digital Cameras – Nikon Digital SLR, 24.2 megapixels resolution with high quality, images and video recordings, 1080p Full HD Movie Recording and 18-55mm and 55-200mm zoom lenses. (Owned)
  • Printer/Scanner/Copy Machine- Brother Printer MFC7860DW Wireless Monochrome Printer with Scanner, Copier & Fax- Print and copy up to 27ppm, built-in wireless and Ethernet network interfaces, automatic duplex for producing two-sided output, 35-page capacity auto document feeder, adjustable, 250-sheet capacity paper tray, plus manual feed slot. (Owned)
  • Software programs: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Adobe Photoshop CS6 for Windows, and Pinnacle Studio 17 for Windows. (Owned)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE FACT SHEET
2015 and 2016 Calendar Years
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS
(540 Total Clock Hours)
ON-TIME COMPLETION RATES (Graduation Rates)
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program

Students available for graduation

Number of On-Time Graduates

On-Time Completion Rate

2016

106

106

67

63%

2015

67

59

32

54%

Student Initials:________     Date:___________
Initial only after you have had a sufficient time to read and understand the information

Students Completing Within 150% of Published Program Length


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program

Students available for graduation

150% Graduates

150%
Completion Rate

2016

106

106

0

0%

2015

67

59

0

0%

Student Initials:________     Date:___________
Initial only after you have had a sufficient time to read and understand the information

JOB PLACEMENT RATES
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting


Calendar Year

Number of students who began program

Number of Graduates

Graduates available for employment

Graduates employed in the field

Placement Rate % Employed in the field

2016

106

67

41

29

71%

2015

67

32

17

12

71%

Students are entitled to a list of the job classifications considered in the field of this educational program. To obtain this list, please request from your Sutech School Placement Services representative.


 

GAINFULLY EMPLOYED CATEGORIES
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting

Part Time vs. Full Time Employment


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed in the field 20-29 hours per week

Graduates Employed in the field at least 30 hours per week

Total Graduates Employed in the Field

2016

15

14

29

2015

8

4

12

 

Single Position vs. Concurrent Aggregated Positions


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed in the Field in a Single Position

Graduates Employed in the field in Concurrent Aggregated Positions

Total Graduates Employed in the Field

2016

20

9

29

2015

10

2

12

 

SELF-EMPLOYED / FREELANCE POSITIONS


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed who are Self-Employed or Working Freelance

Total Graduates Employed in the Field

2016

0

29

2015

0

12

 

INSTITUTIONAL EMPLOYMENT


Calendar Year

Graduates Employed in the Field who are Employed by the Institution, an Employer Owned by the Institution, or an Employer who Shares Ownership with the Institution

Total Graduates employed in the field

2016

0

29

2015

0

12

Student Initials:________     Date:___________
Initial only after you have had a sufficient time to read and understand the information


 

SALARY WAGE AND INFORMATION
Includes data for the two years prior to reporting


Calendar Year

Graduates Available for Employment

Graduates Employed in Field

Annual Salary and Wage Reported for
Graduates Employed in the Field

20,001 to 25,000

25,001 to 30,000

30,001 to 35,000

35,001 to 40,000

40,001 to 45,000

45,001 or more

No Salary Information Reported

2016

41

29

15

14

0

0

0

0

0

2015

17

12

8

4

0

0

0

0

0

A list of sources used to substantiate salary disclosures is available from the school. To obtain this list, please request from your Sutech School Placement Services representative.
Student Initials:________     Date:___________
Initial only after you have had a sufficient time to read and understand the information
COST OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Total Charges for the program for students completing on-time in 2016: $5,150.00
Additional charges may be incurred if the program is not completed on-time.
Student Initials:________     Date:___________
Initial only after you have had a sufficient time to read and understand the information

Students at Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training are not eligible for federal student loans. This institution does not meet the U.S. Department of Education criteria that would allow its students to participate in federal student aid programs.
Student Initials:________     Date:___________
Initial only after you have had a sufficient time to read and understand the information


 

This fact sheet is filed with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Regardless of any information you may have relating to completion rates, starting salaries, or license exam passage rates, this fact sheet contains information which is calculated pursuant to state law.
Any questions a student may have regarding this fact sheet that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento California, 95833, or calling 1-888-370-7589 or by fax (916)263-1897, or by visiting www.bppe.ca.gov

I have read and understand this School Performance Fact Sheet. The School Performance Fact Sheet was reviewed and discussed with a school official prior to signing an enrollment agreement.

Student Name: _________________________________    
(Print)

Student Signature: ______________________________     Date: _________________ 

 

School Official: _________________________________     Date: _________________


 

DEFINITIONS

 


 

STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL
In order to be eligible for a refund students attending Sutech School of Vocational and Technical Training must meet criteria that is outlined in our Refund Policy detailed below:

A student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund to the paying entity of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.  If a student is rejected for training or if a course is canceled, the paying entity will receive a refund of all monies paid within 45 days.  A Student may withdraw from school at any time and the paying entity will receive a refund of any paid but unused tuition.  If a Student withdraws or is suspended or expelled after the aforementioned 7 day period for cancellation, all tuition and fees (i.e., educational costs), less a registration fee not to exceed $75 shall be refunded on a pro-rata basis. Cancellation shall occur when you provide notice to the institution. Notice must be provided in writing form in person or by mail at 3455 E. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023; or by fax (323) 262-0459; phone or email notice will not be accepted.

If the Student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
The college shall refund 100 percent of the amount paid for institutional charges, less the registration fee or unreturned books/materials fee not to exceed seven hundred fifty dollars ($750), if notice of cancellation is made through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh class day after enrollment, whichever is later.

The college also provides a pro-rata refund policy for the return of unearned institutional charges if the student cancels an enrollment agreement or withdraws during a period of attendance and has completed 60 percent or less of the period of attendance in their program.

The pro rata refund shall be no less than the total amount owed by the student for the portion of the educational program provided subtracted from the amount paid by the student or the paying entity, calculated as follows:
(1) The amount owed equals the daily charge for the program (total institutional charge, divided by the number of days or hours in the program), multiplied by the number of days student attended, or was scheduled to attend, prior to withdrawal.
(2) Except as provided for in subdivision (3), all amounts paid by the student in excess of what is owed as calculated in subdivision (1) shall be refunded.
(3) Except as provided herein, all amounts that the student or the paying entity has paid shall be subject to refund excluding the seventy five dollar ($75.00) registration fee, Student Tuition Recovery Fund fee, and any unreturned/used books, supplies or equipment.  This non-refundable amount shall not total more than seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00).  Books, supplies and equipment are considered non-refundable once they have been opened or used.

 

 

If the school has collected money from a student for transmittal on the student's behalf to a third party for a bond, library usage, or fees for a license, application, or examination and the institution has not paid the money to the third party at the time of the student's withdrawal or cancellation, the institution shall refund the money to the student within 45 days of the student's withdrawal or cancellation.

The school shall refund any credit balance on the student's account within 45 days after the date of the student's completion of, or withdrawal from, their educational program in which they were enrolled.  For purposes of this section "day" means calendar day.

If you, the student, defaults on a federal or state loan, both of the following may occur:

 

“YOU MAY ASSERT AGAINST THE HOLDER OF THE PROMISSORY NOTE YOU SIGNED IN ORDER TO FINANCE THE COST OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM ALL OF THE CLAIMS AND DEFENSES THAT YOU COULD ASSERT AGAINST THIS INSTITUTION, UP TO THE AMOUNT YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID UNDER THE PROMISSORY NOTE”

 

 

Student Signature: ____________________________________________   Date: _______________________