Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Photography (PTAS3)

Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Elkhorn Valley Campus

A degree in photography provides students with the necessary experience and skills to pursue a variety of enrichment and employment opportunities related to photography. Upon completion students will be practiced in the professional skills necessary for fine-art production, product photography, portrait photography, photojournalism, photo-finishing, digital imaging services, retail photo sales, or as independent business owner. This degree is designed to transfer to area universities including UNO and UNL. Note: For the most current list of transfer course listings, visit mccneb.edu/transfer

Recommended Program Map   

Click here  to see the recommended Program Map for this degree. Courses are listed by quarter to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a quarter, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your map, please call 531-622-2400.

Graduation Requirements
Major Requirements: 64.5
Additional Requirements: 6.0-7.5
General Education: 22.5-24.5
Total credit hours required: 93.0-96.5

Additional Requirements

Students should work with faculty to select courses from the Additional Requirements list that meet their career goals.

Select 6.0 - 7.5 credit hours from the following:

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (22.5 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credit hrs. 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course.

Select 1 college level math course from the list of General Education math courses in the current course catalog.

*Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from list of Natural or Social Science General Education courses in the current course catalog.


*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select one of the following courses.