Tuition Fees

Breakdown of fees for full-time students.
Year 1$4,345.93
Year 2$4,965.54

Please Note: These fees apply to the 2022-2023 academic year and are subject to change. Fees do not include books (unless specifically noted), supplies or living costs.

Additional Fees


The student must have a DSLR or a mirrorless camera that includes a manual mode, as well as a video capability. (If the camera does not have video capability of a minimum 10 minutes, the student must also acquire a video recorder.)

The college will have a collection of specialty lenses that students are encouraged to borrow. It is recommended that students consider one of the following models. Check with the program coordinator if more recent models are available.

Nikon D780 with 24-120 mm lens
Nikon D7500 with 18-140 VR lens
Nikon Z5 Mirrorless Kit w/ Nikkor Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3 Lens
Sony Alpha A7IV Mirrorless Kit w/ FE 28-70mm f/2.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Canon EOS 6D MKII with 24-105 mm lens
Canon EOS R7 w/ 18-150 mm f/3.5-6.3 lens
Canon EOS Rebel T8i with 18-55 mm lens
Canon EOS R6 w/ RF 24-105 IS STM Lens

Students must have their camera by the first day of classes. If you need help purchasing other models, brands or mirrorless options please contact Richard Beland, Program Coordinator.


This program requires a Macbook Pro or a PC with equivalent processing power.

There are currently three Macbook Pro models that qualify:

13 inch 2.4 GHz
Quad-core processor, 256 GB storage.
Available from Apple for $2,399.
16 inch 2.6 GHz
6-core processor, 512 GB
Available from Apple for $2,999.
16 inch 2.3 GHz
8-core processor, 1 TB storage
Available from Apple for $3,499.

Additionally, a 500 GB or 1 TB external hard drive is recommended.

PC Laptop Models:

Dell XPS 15
CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HG - i7-7700HQ
RAM: 8GB - 16GB
Storage: 512GB
Huawei Matebook X Pro
CPU: 8th generation Intel Core i5 - i7
RAM: 8GB - 16GB
Storage: 512GB


With software, do not purchase before enrolling in the program. Usually your letter of acceptance into the program will allow you to purchase Educational versions. The price difference is significant compared to normal prices.

Adobe CC Master Collection - Creative Cloud

Student pricing for Creative Cloud is currently $19.99 month.


Students should buy an additional memory card for their camera (32 GB minimum at $50 each) and we suggest 1 TB ($50 - $250) external hard drive for their computer.

Students in this program participate in optional and/or mandatory field studies. There may be small additional costs and students will be required to find their own transportation to these field studies.

The Drone Photography Course (DPH-2703) will be held at the Fire School which is located at 459 LaSalle Line, Sarnia. Students will be required to find their own transportation to the Fire School.

Business, Liberal Studies & Information Technology
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