Lighting Technician Certificate
Lighting Technician Certificate
Program Code: 2C18746

The Lighting Technician Certificate is designed to prepare the student for occupational competency as a Lighting Technician in educational, community and resident theatre venues as well as theme parks, television and motion picture studios. This certificate program requires a total of 28-29 units of which 23 units are in required courses. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Identify and explain the documentation required to implement the lighting for a theatrical production.

Outcome 2: Operate and evaluate theatrical lighting equipment by participating in the practices of hanging, circuiting and focusing for actual productions.

Outcome 3: Identify, explain and evaluate the safe operation of lighting equipment associated with theatrical productions.

Outcome 4: Relate and explain the processes inherent in the theatrical lighting design process.

Outcome 5: Identify, describe and define terminology commonly associated with theatrical lighting.

Outcome 6: Analyze and evaluate the lighting requirements of a play or musical.

Required Courses
Required Courses (16 units):
ART 110 FIntroduction to Art3
THEA 100 FIntroduction to the Theatre3
THEA 141 F Introduction to Technical Theatre4
THEA 170 F Beginning Theatrical Lighting (formerly THEA 144 F) 13
THEA 244 F Intermediate Theatrical Lighting 13
NOTE: THEA 170 F and THEA 244 F require concurrent enrollment in any level of Stage Crew Activity.
Required Lab Courses (2 units):2
Introduction to Stage Crew Activity (formerly THEA 149 F)0.5
Beg Stage Crew Activity0.5
Intermediate Stage Crew Activity0.5
Advanced Stage Crew Activity0.5
Required Production Courses (5-7 units):5-7
Acting Workshop3
Theatre Workshop1-3
Beginning Theatre Practicum (formerly THEA 133 F)1-2
Beginning Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Intermediate Theatre Practicum1-2
Intermediate Musical Theatre Production0.5-3
Restricted Electives (5-6 units):5-6
Dance History3
Fundamentals of Drafting2
Fundamentals of Lighting3
Music Appreciation3
Introduction to Opera3
Systems Maintenance and Troubleshooting for Theatre2
Total Units28-31

Note: THEA 170 F and THEA 244 F require concurrent enrollment in any level of Stage Crew Activity.

DISCLAIMER: Data on this page was extracted from the official college catalog on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 9:09am and is subject to change. Any student interested in matriculating through the certificate program should cross reference the data found on this page against the official catalog at and/or meet with a campus counselor.