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Program Description

The curriculum prepares students for employment in news, editorial or public relations organizations as photographers. Emphasis is placed on photography for print, web and mobile publications. Students completing the program will have developed a portfolio.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

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  1. DESERTIKA Light grey Handbag Handbag DESERTIKA Light grey Handbag DESERTIKA Work as self-directed individuals and team members to produce and publish a weekly campus newspaper.
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of the principles and responsibilities of the professional photojournalist, including a commitment to accuracy, fairness, depth, and social conscience.
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Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Required unit: 19 units

Recommended sequence:

Semester I

  • JOUR 002 – Beginning Journalism (3)
  • JOUR 021 – Beginning Press Photography (3)
    or PHOT 021 – Introduction to Black and White Photography (3)


Semester II

  • JOUR 022 – Advanced Press Photography (3)
  • PHOT 031 – Beginning Digital Photography (3)


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Semester III

  • JOUR 107A – Online Journalism (4)
    DESERTIKA grey grey Handbag DESERTIKA Handbag Light Light Handbag DESERTIKA or JOUR 107B – News Leadership (4)

Semester IV

  • JOUR 023 – Photojournalism (3)


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  • ART 031A – Color and Composition-Two Dimensional Design (3)
  • DESERTIKA DESERTIKA DESERTIKA Handbag Light grey grey Handbag Light Handbag COMM 001 – Survey of Mass Communication (3)
  • JOUR 004A – Reporting and Newswriting (3)
  • JOUR 005 – Magazine and Small Publications (3)
  • JOUR 007A – Newswriting and Make-Up (4)
  • JOUR 009 – Public Relations and Organizational Communication (3)
  • JOUR 110 – Journalism Field Practice (3)
  • PHOT 030 – Introduction to Digital Image Editing (3)

Earn an Associate of Science Degree With Your Certificate of Achievement

An AS Degree prepares you with the unique skills needed to enter a specialized career field. Earned in conjunction with a Certificate of Achievement, it will open up further opportunities for career advancement.

To earn your AS degree, you will need to complete the general education requirements for an AS degree in addition to the above listed Certificate of Achievement Requirements.

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