Journalism, Certificate of Achievement (C)
This certificate offers a fast-track introduction to the American news media and the expanding opportunities in web publication. Students immediately become media practitioners as they develop work for The Channels, SBCC’s award-winning college news publication.
Skills mastered in this sequence of courses can be a first step toward a career as a reporter, editor, photographer, videographer, web publication or public relations specialist.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all Department Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
|JOUR 101||Reporting/Writing I||3|
|JOUR 121||The Channels: Reporting/Writing||3|
|JOUR 122A||The Channels: Newswriting and Editing||4|
|or JOUR 123A||The Channels: Photojournalism|
|or JOUR 123B||The Channels: Publication Design|
|JOUR/MKT 135||Public Relations||3|
|JOUR/ENG 271NF||Creative Writing: Non-fiction||3|
- Use news judgment to select, report, develop and publish journalism projects.
- Develop publishable journalism works in multiple genres for multiple platforms: written articles, photographs, narrated photo galleries, video, and multimedia-interactive features.
- Employ best practices of professional journalists in the areas of accuracy, fairness, balance, context and ethics.
Make an appointment with your SBCC academic counselor through Starfish to create a Student Education Plan that reflects a recommended course sequence for this program that is tailored to your individual needs.