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 grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (24 units):
DART 140 F Digital Publishing I3
JOUR 102 F Advanced Reporting and Writing3
JOUR 110 FMass Media Survey3
JOUR 132 F Introduction to Magazine Production3
JOUR 140 FPublic Relations/Publicity3
JOUR 222 F Introduction to News Media Production3
CRTV 129 FBroadcast News3
or JOUR 210 F Multimedia Reporting
JOUR 101 FReporting and Writing3
Restricted Electives (6 units):6
Publication Design3
Digital Publishing II3
Beginning Magazine Production3
Journalism Independent Study1-3
Beginning News Media Production3
Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting3
Introduction to Photography from Analog to Digital3
Total Units30

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.