Journalism Certificate


The Journalism Certificate Program will provide students with sufficient background for reporting, writing and production jobs on community newspapers and weekly publications. The Certificate requires a total of 30 units of which 24 units are in required courses. An additional 6 units must be completed from the restricted electives listed below. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course taken.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Construct a well-researched factual news story suitable for publication.

Outcome 2: Evaluate and assess written articles for compliance to Associated Press style and proper grammar.

Outcome 3: Identify Associated Press style in writing 90 percent of the time.

Outcome 4: Identify libel or slander in a print or broadcast story.

Required Courses: 24 units Units
JOUR 101 F   Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 102 F Advanced Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 110 F Mass Media Survey 3
JOUR 132 F Introduction to Magazine Production 3
JOUR 140 F Public Relations/Publicity 3
JOUR 222 F Introduction to News Media Production 3
CRTV 129 F Broadcast News 3
JOUR 210 F Multimedia Reporting 3
JOUR 101 F Reporting and Writing 3
Restricted Electives: 6 units Units
ART 145 F Publication Design 3
DART 146   Digital Publishing II 3
JOUR 133 F Beginning Magazine Production 3
JOUR 199 F Journalism Independent Study 1-3
JOUR 219 F Photojournalism 3
JOUR 223 F Beginning News Media Production 3
JOUR 271 F Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting 3
PHOT 111 F Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital 3
Total Units 30