Journalism – Printed Media – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 0602.00

The curriculum prepares students to seek employment with newspapers, magazines, and organizational publications such as house organs, newsletters, and annual reports. Graduates will be prepared to work as reporters, writers, news researchers, feature article writers, and editorial and design specialists. The curriculum features computerized desktop publishing/editing and online publishing.

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

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate skills in writing news, feature, opinion, and sports stories by producing a portfolio showing a range of published stories.
  2. Contribute to production of a weekly newspaper by participating in story assignment, editing, page design and production.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
JOUR 002BEGINNING JOURNALISM3
Semester II
JOUR 004AREPORTING AND NEWSWRITING3
JOUR 007ANEWSWRITING AND MAKE-UP I4
Semester III
Select one of the following:4
NEWSWRITING AND MAKE-UP II
ONLINE JOURNALISM
NEWS LEADERSHIP
Semester IV
Select one of the following:4
NEWSWRITING AND MAKE-UP II
ONLINE JOURNALISM
NEWS LEADERSHIP
Total Units18

Recommended Electives

COMM 001SURVEY OF MASS COMMUNICATION3
JOUR 005MAGAZINE AND SMALL PUBLICATIONS3
JOUR 009PUBLIC RELATIONS AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION3
JOUR 110JOURNALISM FIELD PRACTICE3

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree