Student Pathways

Skills USA Photography Proficiency Assessment Certification taken by our students help candidates prove their technical skills and knowledge to potential employers and colleges. They also help local instructors and programs demonstrate the value of their programs, while supporting local industries with a pool of potential employees that have been tested by a system they can trust. They may be used to identify individual educational needs as pre-assessments or to identify proficiency levels at the completion of a program of study.

The Digital-Darkroom Program is a stepping stone to the work world as well as to further education at two and four year institutions.

Selected Colleges Attended by Graduates of the Digital-Darkroom Photography Program:

  • School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Photography
  • University of Miami
  • Boston University
  • Art Institute of California/San Francisco
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Art Institute of Washington
  • Northern Virginia Community College


  • Commercial Product Photographer
  • Criminal/Forensic Photographer
  • Fine Art Photographer
  • Freelance Photographer
  • Government Staff Photographer
  • Medical Photographer
  • Military Photographer
  • Museum Photographer
  • Newspaper Photojournalist
  • Photo Lab Processor/Technician
  • Photo Retail Seller
  • Photo Retoucher/Restorer
  • Portrait Photographer
  • Real Estate Photographer
  • Scientific Photographer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Wedding/Event Photographer
  • Yearbook Photographer