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Journalism Program Description


AA-T Journalism for Transfer
A.A. Communications Media, Journalism

See also:
Desktop Publishing
(Computer Information Science)

Program Description

The Journalism program is designed to train students in the writing, reporting and critical thinking skills required for jobs in the news media or for transfer to a journalism program at a four-year institution.

Career Opportunities

  • Journalist
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Magazine Editor
  • Editor
  • Columnist
  • Desktop Publishing Specialist
  • Public Information Officer
  • Web Writer/Editor/Producer
  • Broadcast News Writer
  • Broadcast News Producer

Some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the associate degree may be required to fulfill some career options or for preparation for transfer to a university program.


  • Hands-on experience publishing the college's award-winning newspaper, The Connection. The newspaper showcases students' work in writing, photography, editing, graphic illustration, and publication design.
  • Hands-on experience producing the college newspaper's award-winning website. The website allows students to publish breaking news, showcase photo galleries, and post audio and video clips to accompany stories.
  • Instruction and practice in desktop publishing, digital photography and graphics applications in the department's Macintosh laboratory or in the campus PC computer laboratory.
  • Opportunities to attend state journalism conferences, compete for awards in writing, photography, editing and graphic art, and to qualify for scholarships.
  • Opportunities for internships at newspapers, magazines, broadcast television stations, and public relations firms.

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

For information about the student learning outcomes for this program, see