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Offered in the Classroom & 83% Online
Stories will always be told — how we tell those stories is changing, however. There has never been a more exciting time to be in journalism. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and smartphones—all are feeding an ever-growing demand for news. CCD’s journalism department offers many opportunities if you are interested in multi-media journalism.
In this program, you’ll learn to interview, write, report, edit, and produce news stories for a variety of media—newspapers and magazines, television, radio, and the Internet. You can specialize in one area or work across all media. A good journalist not only has technical and professional skills, but also intellectual curiosity about the world. Journalism students are prepared for careers as writers, reporters, editors, and producers for newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and online newsrooms and other new multimedia outlets. Our program is designed to train you to analyze and explain the complex events of our times as well as raise journalistic standards in all media.
CCD’s journalism program offers classes that will start you on the path to a career as a journalist and give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.
Academic support is provided through CCD's Excel Knowledge Zone.
It helps students succeed by offering a variety of learning opportunities with three locations on campus:
CCD Online offers fully online certificates and degrees, and individual online courses to help match your busy schedule. This program offers 83 percent of its degree either online or through a hybrid program.
Your first step is to see if online learning is right for you. Online and hybrid environments offer much more flexibility but require more self-direction and self-discipline. Certain work habits, learning styles and skills contribute to a successful online or hybrid learning experience.
Online Experience Questions?
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Some programs and/or courses may require additional fees in addition to the base tuition and fees. High-cost course fees are used to support the maintenance and development of the course labs and are embedded within your general tuition.
The fees listed here are estimated and may change at any time. Please contact your advisor with any questions. The following courses have additional fees:
|JOU 121||Camera rental||$15.00 (flat)|
This program is eligible for federal financial aid.
Your first step is to connect with the Financial Aid office to discover how you can afford college. Our dedicated staff and support services help you wade through all the legal language and get you past the first hurdle to completing your educational goals.
In addition, CCD has $1,000,000 available in scholarships. Apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships.
Stop by the financial aid office on the first floor of the Confluence Building for help with the federal financial aid application. Walk-in hours are offered every Wednesday from 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Confluence Building, room 118.
The journalism program serves as a bridge for you to continue on to a four-year university or for you to head directly into the media industry.
The U.S. 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." The information provided here is the best available to us and represents one year’s data only. However, we hope this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as you make your 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.
The internship courses (JOU 180 and JOU 280) allow you to earn college credit and pair real-world occupational experience with your education in the journalism field. You will be responsible for securing a journalism-related internship with an employing organization and may then coordinate how to receive credit for the course. Because each position is unique, internships will be coordinated on an individual basis, but will typically involve a portfolio of work performed and a self-reflection on the application of journalism principles in their workplace. See the journalism program chair for details.
Get involved with the SPJ Auraria Chapter, a group of students who promote the First Amendment and seek opportunities for networking and developing partnerships with media leaders. You don't have to be a journalism student; everyone is welcome to join.
SPJ is a professional organization that includes broadcast, print and online journalists, journalism educators, and students interested in journalism as a career.
It is the mission of the Society of Professional Journalists to
The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.
The study of the journalism discipline will enhance career opportunities in the field and increase your salary potential. Complete your certificate in journalism and then transfer to a four-year institution where you can complete a major or minor for a B.A.
A degree in journalism opens the doorway to careers in:
There are many possibilities with a degree in journalism; learn more about this career path by visiting CCD's Career and Transfer Center.
How Much Can I Expect to Earn?
The information provided here is by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook.