Journalism – Photojournalism – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0602.00

The curriculum prepares students for employment in news, editorial or public relations organizations as photographers. Emphasis is placed on photography for print, web and mobile publications. Students completing the program will have developed a portfolio.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Work as self-directed individuals and team members to produce and publish a weekly campus newspaper.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the principles and responsibilities of the professional photojournalist, including a commitment to accuracy, fairness, depth, and social conscience.
  3. Produce a portfolio of photographs appropriate for professional publication that demonstrates the ability to gather, organize, report and interpret newsworthy events and information.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
JOUR 002BEGINNING JOURNALISM3
Semester II
JOUR 042BADVANCED PHOTOJOURNALISM3
PHOT 031BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY3
Semester III
JOUR 107AONLINE JOURNALISM4
or JOUR 107B NEWS LEADERSHIP
Semester IV
JOUR 042ABEGINNING PHOTOJOURNALISM3
Total Units16

Recommended electives

ART 031ACOLOR AND COMPOSITION-TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN3
COMM 001SURVEY OF MASS COMMUNICATION3
JOUR 004AREPORTING AND NEWSWRITING3
JOUR 005MAGAZINE AND SMALL PUBLICATIONS3
JOUR 007ANEWSWRITING AND MAKE-UP I4
JOUR 009PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
JOUR 110JOURNALISM FIELD PRACTICE3
PHOT 030INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL IMAGE EDITING3

Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree