AS Degree and Certificates

of Achievement

All our courses are credit and degree applicable, and selected courses transfer to the CSU and/or UC systems. Many students transfer to nearby San Francisco State University. We encourage students to work with a college counselor and a department program advisor to establish an education plan during the first semester of study. For more information contact the Transfer Center.

Pathways in Photography

The Photography AS degree from CCSF PHOTO leads to Guided Pathways in many CSU and private colleges, including the following:

Petition Your Certificate

Certificates are not automatically generated when you take classes. In order to be awarded a certificate, you must file a petition for the certificate.

It is best to file DURING the semester in which you are finishing all the courses required for your certificate. Petition deadlines are typically in the first month of the semester. However, you may apply for a certificate at a later time.

Petitions must be filed on paper. Traditional forms are available online here or from the Admissions & Records Office in Conlan Hall Room 107. If you have fulfilled the requirements, bring this form to the Admissions office. If you seek to waive or substitute a course see below.

All course substitutions must be approved by the Chair of the Photography Department.  Substitutions and waivers are granted on a case–by–case basis and only supporting evidence of unofficial or official transcripts.

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