COURSE CODE: 8455

Imaging Technology

SCED Code: 11054
Virginia Extended Description: 36
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: Communication Systems
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA

Students in Imaging Technology apply the principles of design in the creation of images. Students explore the development of imaging as a communication medium and its evolution into the digital realm. Image-editing software allows students to enhance images and develop a portfolio. Investigation focuses on career exploration and the application of photographic and imaging technology across various industries. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Audio and Video Technology and Film
  • Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist, Animator
  • Videographer
Journalism and Broadcasting
  • Art Director
Visual Arts
  • Commercial Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Photographic Process Technician

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