Arts & Entertainment
Film Production Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) Degree
Program Overivew with Course Requirements
- Course Sequence Guide
(Recommended Course Sequence for both full-time and part-time students).
Note: The advanced courses in this program are limited access.
Sitting behind a desk, pecking away at a keyboard isn't what you'd call a dream job. You prefer a career that has a little drama to it...or comedy or action/adventure or even horror. If you envision yourself on the set and seeing your name roll with the credits on the big screen, then Valencia's A.S. degree program in Film Production Technology is for you. Our approach is to integrate students into real productions, to have you working side-by-side with professional filmmakers on actual feature films. Our nationally recognized program -- declared "One of the Best Film Schools in the Country" by none other than Steven Spielberg -- trains students in gripping, electrical-lighting, editing, sound, camera operation and set construction.
This certificate program is designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or to upgrade your skills for job advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less, and all of the certificate courses can be applied toward the A.S. degree which will help improve your earning potential.
The required courses for this certificate are included in the Film Production Technology Program Guide link at the top of the page.
Potential Careers and Employers
- Careers: Production Managers, Camera Assistants, Lighting, Sound or Post-Production Technicians, Editors, Grips or Set Design Assistants
- Employers: Opportunities for employment are available with major film studios, audio production studios, television studios, independent production companies, equipment rental houses, and post-production facilities.
Placement Rate and Salary Information
For the number employed, percent employed, and estimated average annual full-time wages of students who have graduated from Valencia's program, visit