Journalism & New Media Studies (CCL)

Program Information

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Journalism and New Media Studies program is designed to prepare students to work in the publishing industry whether they are just starting their career path in journalism or have a bachelor's degree in another discipline. The CCL includes courses required in journalism programs at universities throughout the state and country. An internship in journalism as well as a juried electronically submitted portfolio of published articles are also required to complete the certificate.

Program Notes

A total of 3-4 credits of Restricted Elective selected from the list below is required for the program. Prerequisites for elective course(s) selected may affect which semester they may be taken and should be considered in academic planning. Not all restricted electives are available at GCC but may be offered at another MCCCD college.

You must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission Criteria:

Completion of program prerequisites

Prerequisite Credit Hours: 
3
Restricted Elective Credit Hours: 
3-4
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Recommended Course Sequence

Program Prerequisites 3 Credits Grade Sem/Year
ENG 101 First-Year Composition OR 3    
ENG 107 First-Year Composition for ESL 3    
Semester I 12-13 Credits Grade Sem/Year

JRN203, JRN215 and 3-4 credits of Restricted Electives are all required courses. Whichever two of the three are not completed this semester must be taken in Semester II to complete the program in two semesters.

MCO 120 Media & Society 3    
JRN 234 Feature Writing OR 3    
REQ CRS Required course(s) not currently available at GCC. May be offered by other MCCCD colleges.

ENG235 Magazine Article Writing

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JRN 201 News Writing 3    
JRN 215 News Production OR 3    
JRN 203 Writing for Online Media OR 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3-4 credits of Restricted Electives from the list of course options below.)

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Semester II 9-10 Credits Grade Sem/Year

JRN203, JRN215 and 3-4 credits of Restricted Electives are all required courses. Whichever two of the three are not completed this semester must be taken in Semester I to complete the program in two semesters.

JRN 215 News Production AND/OR 3    
JRN 203 Writing for Online Media AND/OR 3    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

(Select 3-4 credits of Restricted Electives from the list of course options below.)

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JRN 240AB Journalism Internship 2    
JRN 290 Publications Portfolio 1    
Restricted Electives 3-4 Credits Grade Sem/Year

Select 3-4 credits of Restricted Electives from the list below.

CIS 120DF Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging OR

ADA177 Computer-Photographic Imaging OR
ART177 Computer-Photographic Imaging OR
JRN125 Photo Editing

(ADA177, ART177, and JRN125 are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

3    
JRN 133 Development of Small Publications 3    
JRN 215 News Production 3    
JRN 238 Business Journalism 3    
JRN 298AA Special Projects 1    
RE ANY Restricted Electives

JRN212 Broadcast Writing (3 credits)
TCM100 Digital Multi Media (3 credits)

(JRN212 and TCM100 are not offered at GCC but may be available at other MCCCD colleges.)

 

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