2022-2023 College Catalog

Camera Assistant TCC

Camera Assistant TCC (Major Code: CA21)

Program Description

The Camera Assistant certificate is designed to prepare students for employment in video and film production. Students will learn the technical aspects of assisting video and film camera operators through classroom and hands-on productions projects. The technical courses apply to the diploma and degree in the Media Production Technology program.

Career Information


Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Film

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 12% nationally and 15% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $35,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Program Contact Information

Karen Shacham

Director, Design and Media Production

Academic Building C1110V




Trent Lumpkin
Instructor, Design and Media Production
Academic Building C1110H

Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 3 Terms

Credit Hours: 20

Estimated Program Cost: $3,026

Required Courses


Occupational Courses (20 Credits)

DMPT 1055Introduction to Media Technology


DMPT 1600Introduction to Video Production


DMPT 2600Basic Video Editing


DMPT 2800Intermediate Video Production


DMPT 2805Narrative Filmmaking


Total Credit Hours: 20


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate with camera operators and peers in a professional manner.
2. The graduate will be able to demonstrate the ability to assist camera operators with handling professional equipment.
3. The graduate will be able to demonstrate the ability to follow video and film production protocol.