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MISSION STATEMENT:
The Journalism discipline's mission is to provide the highest quality education available for both transfer students and students seeking vocational training and an Associate of Arts Degree in Journalism
 
DEGREE PROGRAMS
Degree:  AA - Journalism - Plan A (min. 18 units)
Program Description:                                       
The journalism curriculum is an open-ended program designed to prepare graduates to work in the field or to transfer to a four-year college or university with additional course work. Journalism majors are offered courses in desktop publishing skills and receive training for editorial, and photojournalism jobs on daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, trade journals and consumer publications for print and online. The program also offers students preparation for work as freelance writers and photographers for broadcast news.
Degree Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Write, research and produce news stories for print or broadcast. 
2. Edit news stories for print, demonstrating mastery of Associated Press style. 
3. Demonstrate knowledge of converged media techniques including online and broadcast news writing. 
   
Degree:  AA - Journalism - Plan B (min. 36 units)
Program Description:                                       
The journalism curriculum is an open-ended program that is arranged so the graduate is prepared to work in either the field or with additional course work, to transfer to a four-year college or university. Journalism majors are offered courses designed to train them in desktop publishing skills and for editorial, and photojournalism jobs on daily and weekly newspapers, magazines, trade journals and consumer publications. They also are prepared for work as freelance writers and as writers for television and radio news programs.
Degree Student Learning Outcomes
The student will:
1. Write, research and produce news stories for print or broadcast. 
2. Edit news stories for print, demonstrating mastery of Associated Press style. 
3. Demonstrate knowledge of converged media techniques including online and broadcast news writing. 
4. Assemble a print portfolio of published news articles and or photographs.