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

You must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required within this program.

A total of 3-4 credits of Restricted Electives are required for this program. Some restricted electives may have prerequisites and/or corequisites that are not included in the total program credits. If you are interested in taking restricted electives that had additional requisites, you will need to adjust your academic plan to incorporate these courses, or obtain permission from your instructor to waive these requirements based on prior experience and/or training.

For more information, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

Admission Criteria

You must complete all Program Prerequisites prior to starting program.

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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 required for this program. Choose to take one of these courses this semester, and the remaining courses next semester.

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

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

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JRN 201 News Writing 3    
JRN 234 Feature Writing 3    
MCO 120 Media & Society 3    
Semester II Grade Sem/Year

You should apply for graduation this semester. See an Academic Advisor for help, if needed.

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

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

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

The following restricted electives are offered at GCC. Choose any combination from the list of options below to complete a total of 3-4 credits. For assistance with course selection, contact an Academic Advisor or the Program Director.

CIS 120DF Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging 3    
JRN 215 News Production 3    

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