The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
The Journalism: Digital Certificate of Achievement provides students with an introduction to and skills in digital journalism and provides hands-on preparation for entry-level work in web journalism and/or an overlay of digital skills for recent journalism graduates and seasoned print journalists.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
Develop, create, report, research and produce technically well-executed news and feature stories for the web and/or broadcast news using combinations of text, images, audio, video and social media.
Use new website, audio and video software systems to produce multimedia stories.
Write news and feature stories on print and web deadlines using foundational journalism skills such as developing story ideas, conducting research, interviewing sources, and applying proper grammar and Associated Press Style.
Exercise news judgment and apply knowledge of online journalism ethical, legal and content issues to real-life situations.
Analyze and evaluate multimedia stories for content, aesthetics and technical quality.
The requirements for the Journalism: Digital program are:
Complete 25.0 units from
Journalism: Digital Core Certificate
Journalism: Digital Elective Certificate
Journalism: Digital Core Certificate - complete 17.00 units
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
Digital - Video/documentary
Take Intro to Digital Media, Digital Filmmaking 1, and Oak Leaf 2, Dig. Vid post production A&B
Digital - Broadcast
Take Intro to Digital Media, Media 19 and Oak Leaf 2 and Dig. Vid post production A&B
Digital - Photojournalism
Take Photojounrnalism, Drone piloting/imaging and Oak Leaf 2
Digital - Podcasting
Take Digital Audio 1 and 2, Oak Leaf 2
General/Writing - Longform
Take Creative Writing; Oak leaf 2, Photojournalism
General/Writing - News
Take Photojournlaism, Oak Leaf 2, Social Media and/or intro to digital media