Photography Entrepreneurship, Business, and Marketing

MSC110 / 810 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced / Materials Included

Course Overview:

In this course, you will find information about both conventional film photography and digital capture.  You will develop a step by step understanding of both photographing and developing with digital tools as well as conventional photography and darkroom techniques.  We will discuss general photographic techniques, visual awareness, and a variety of troubleshooting issues, as well as a basic understanding of the photography business

This course is one of the most desired and beneficial courses in the marketing and sales field. In today’s market, social media is the new word of mouth and for marketing and sales pros to be successful it is crucial to know how to leverage these platforms. Once completed, students will have a firm understanding of how to use social media platforms in a marketing and sales capacity as well as fully understand how to use these new skills to advance their career. Whether you are a beginner in this field or a seasoned professional, this course will take your skill-set to the next level. In today’s competitive market, it has never been more important to have credentials that will give you career advancement and prove to the market that you have mastered this sector of marketing and sales.

This course is one of the most desired and beneficial courses in the marketing and sales field. In today’s market, social media is the new word of mouth and for marketing and sales pros to be successful it is crucial to know how to leverage these platforms. Once completed, students will have a firm understanding of how to use social media platforms in a marketing and sales capacity as well as fully understand how to use these new skills to advance their career. Whether you are a beginner in this field or a seasoned professional, this course will take your skill-set to the next level. In today’s competitive market, it has never been more important to have credentials that will give you career advancement and prove to the market that you have mastered this sector of marketing and sales.

In this course, you will learn how to use QuickBooks Online plus by completing two monthly accounting cycles. In the first lessons, accounting for selling service items will be covered. In later lessons, both service items and inventory items that are sold will be covered. Preparing payroll and creating a new company will also be included. Prior to taking this course, you should be familiar with the accounting cycle and how it is related to a business. While no prior knowledge of QuickBooks Online is required, it will be beneficial to have an understanding of accounting principles.

The majority of this course will be conducted through drill exercises and related practice activities and quizzes based on the knowledge you have gained through completing each chapter. Be prepared for a thorough, and extensive hands-on experience throughout the journey of completing this QuickBooks course. While the reading requirements are light, each chapter contains a number of drills that you must complete, as well as the practice activities assigned and lesson quiz. Upon completion of this course, the student will be prepared to take the QuickBooks Certifided User exam. 

Students are eligible for a free 365 day copy of Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus from the
Intuit Education Program in order to follow along with the course content.

About ProTrain:

ProTrain is committed to offering world class interactive online courses that provide training and learning support for the student in a number of ways during their experience. The ProTrain course structure has been developed to provide activities to guide students throughout the entire process of learning. Learning activities include hands-on assignments that allow students to use what they are learning to allow better transferable skills within their work environments; and collaborative assignments, like wikis and discussion groups that allow them to share what they have learned with others in the same course.

While a student learns, they are not alone. Each student will receive guidance and support from his or her assigned Training Assessment Manager (TAM) and Student Services Specialist (SSS) representative. In addition, we will offer live monthly webinars and feedback sessions for various subject categories. Throughout the entire course, students are monitored by the SSS representative using progress reporting from the ProTrain Registration System (PRS).

ProTrain will provide Students who successfully complete their online certification programs and pass their industry level certification exams the access to the new ProTrain Education-2-Employment Career Tracker system. The Career Tracker will allow our students who pass exams to load their own resumes at no additional cost, and letting industry employers find their talent through the same database.

Curriculum Developer Biography:

Willow Nolland is an expert in education and eLearning, with more than ten years of experience in curriculum development and instructional design. She has worked in higher education for over twelve years, and has developed numerous courses and has been involved in curriculum development across disciplines. She has experience with academic program development and coordination, curriculum development, student learning outcomes, educational partnerships, and student development. In addition, she has developed and administered professional development programs for various groups, including teachers, counselors, healthcare workers and members of private industry. She is a certified Quality Matters Reviewer and has taken graduate courses in online course development. She designs and teaches online courses at the college level and is proficient in a variety of course management systems. She has helped educators redesign their courses to transition them from a face-to-face format to an online format, and has provided course editing assistance to others. As a freelance instructional designer and curriculum developer, her projects have included course editing and redesign of online continuing education courses for nurses, CEU curriculum development for healthcare workers and teachers, and course review and editing for various colleges and universities.

Course Outline:

Become an Entrepreneur Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Entrepreneurial Pathways
  • Lesson 2: Who are Your Customers?
  • Lesson 3: Integrated Marketing
  • Lesson 4: Show Me the Money: Finding, Securing, and Managing It
  • Lesson 5: Operating a Small Business Effectively
  • Lesson 6: Leadership, Ethics, and Exits
Photographer Career Prep Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Photography
  • Lesson 2: The Camera
  • Lesson 3: The Lens
  • Lesson 4: Exposure, Sensors, and Film
  • Lesson 5: Light and Color
  • Lesson 6: Developing a Film Negative
  • Lesson 7: Printing in a Darkroom
  • Lesson 8: Basics of Digital Pictures
  • Lesson 9: Image Editing
  • Lesson 10: Digital Printing
  • Lesson 11: Organizing, Storing, and Presenting Work
  • Lesson 12: Lighting
  • Lesson 13: Extending the Image
  • Lesson 14: View Camera
  • Lesson 15: Seeing Photographs
  • Lesson 16: History of Photography
Marketing Tools and Tips for Success Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Bitly
  • Lesson 2: Woobox
  • Lesson 3: Woobox Cont’d
  • Lesson 4: HootSuite
  • Lesson 5: HootSuite Cont’d
  • Lesson 6: Storify
  • Lesson 7: Social Media “Rules” and Tips
Basics of Marketing with Social Media Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Social Media Introduction
  • Lesson 2: Creating an Google Account
  • Lesson 3: Setting Up Your Twitter Account
  • Lesson 4: Getting Your Twitter House in Order
  • Lesson 5: Why Facebook for Your Business?
  • Lesson 6: Using Facebook as a Business
  • Lesson 7: Setting Up Your Business Page
  • Lesson 8: Setting Your Cover Photo
  • Lesson 9: Tying It All Together
Fundamentals of Accounting Curriculum:
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Accounting
  • Lesson 2: Analyzing Business Transactions
  • Lesson 3: Recording Transactions
  • Lesson 4: Accounting for Sales and Purchases
  • Lesson 5: Payroll
  • Lesson 6: Accruals, Deferrals and the Worksheet
  • Lesson 7: Financial Statements and Closing Procedures
Intuit QuickBooks Online Plus:
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to QuickBooks Online Plus
  • Lesson 2: Create a Company
  • Lesson 3: Sales and Receivables: Service Items
  • Lesson 4: Payables and Purchases
  • Lesson 5: General Accounting and End-of-Period Procedures
  • Lesson 6: Sales and Receivables: Product and Service Items.
  • Lesson 7: Payables, Purchases and Inventory
  • Lesson 8: General Accounting, End-of-Period Procedures, and Budgets
  • Lesson 9: Payroll
  • Lesson 10: Quickbooks Desktop, Mobile and Additional Features

All necessary materials are included. The certification exam is included in the cost for this course. 


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
Web Browser Settings:
  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**