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Class Prerequisite Information


If you are interested in registering for any of the following classes but have not fulfilled the prerequisite, a waiver may be obtained by successfully completing a Prerequisite Challenge Test:

PHOT 60A. Beginning Photoshop
PHOT 60B. Intermediate Photoshop
PHOT 67. Digital Negatives for Darkroom Printing
PHOT 80. Outdoor & Ambient Lighting
PHOT 81B. Advanced Black and White Darkroom Techniques
PHOT 81D. Intermediate Photography: Digital
PHOT 82. Zone System Techniques
PHOT 83. View Camera Techniques
PHOT 85A. Beginning Lighting Techniques
PHOT 85B. Advanced Studio Lighting Techniques
PHOT 86. Mixed Media and the Photographic Image
PHOT 90. Portraiture
PHOT 93. Editorial Photography
PHOT 102A. Architectural Photography
PHOT 102B. Documentary/News Photography


Prerequisites and Corequisites

City College has established prerequisites and corequisites to ensure that students have the skill level necessary to succeed in a course.  A student who wishes to challenge a prerequisite or corequisite should file a Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite or Corequisite prior to enrolling in the course.

To Schedule a Challenge Test:
Please Contact Joanne Bilodeau (415) 452-5173

Completing either the prerequisite course(s) or receiving a Prerequisite Waiver will qualify you to enroll in the course but will not guarantee that space will be available during either the registration or add/drop periods.

To challenge a prerequisite, submit a Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite form (and supporting documentation) to the department of the target course.  If the challenge is approved, a copy of the decision must be submitted to the Office of Matriculation to allow enrollment in the course.

Click here to download the Petition to Challenge a Prerequisite