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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 201
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address:
Cherry Creek Building
1111 W Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204

800 Curtis St.
Denver, CO 80204



CCD’s Journalism Department offers many opportunities for students interested in journalism and mass media. For questions about any of the opportunities please contact Kristi Strother at

Journalism Certificate
This certificate program teaches basic journalism principles, theories, and techniques—students will be qualified for opportunities in the local industry, including entry level positions in a variety of mediums.  This program also prepares students to transfer to four-year institutions in Colorado.

Within the program, students are introduced to convergent media as well as terms and technology standard in the industry.  The program offers a variety of classes to give students an expansive knowledge of different mediums and their importance to the industry.

The certificate program is transferable to an Associate of General Studies (AGS) or Associate of Arts (AA) degree.

Please see an advisor to review transferability of courses. Students must complete all certificate course work with a grade of C or better.

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.

SPJ is a professional organization that includes broadcast, print and online journalists, journalism educators, and students interested in journalism as a career.

The Auraria Chapter of SPJ is a thriving student organization. Get involved with a group of students who promote the First Amendment and seek opportunities for networking and developing partnerships with media leaders!

Everyone is welcome to join!

The Star, Community College of Denver's student run Journal of Excellence, incorporates visual and written media to provide a platform of expression available to all CCD students.

For more information click the link below or contact: Kristi Strother,

          • The Star, CCD’s Journal of Excellence ► GET PUBLISHED…Win $100


Gainful Employment Information

The US Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." (Click here for more information).  The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year’s data only, however, we hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices.

Click here for CCD’s Gainful Employment Occupation, Placement Rate, On-Time Completion Rate, Average Program Tuition & Fees, and Average Program Median Loan Debt data.

Gainful Employment Information
Journalism / Mass Media Certificate


Center for Language, Arts, and Behavioral Sciences
Ruthanne Orihuela, Dean

Administrative Staff
Kristi Williamson
Office Manager

Jackie Barton
Administrative Assistant III
(303) 556-2473

Robyn Mayer
Administrative Assistant II

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 173363
Campus Box 850
Denver, CO 80217-3363

Physical Address
Cherry Creek Building, Ste. 307
1111 W. Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80204-0226

Auraria Campus