On-line Research

What will I learn in this program?

The Award of Achievement in the Department of Journalism prepares students for a two-year degree, transfer to a four-year program, or professional development in select areas of study.  All journalism classes are credit classes.  The department provides students research, writing, production editorial management training that are essential to a career in journalism.  Utilizing current media technology, students are trained in on-line research to electronic pagination. Advance students use these skills to write, photograph, design, and edit for The Guardsman newspaper, The Guardsman on-line, and/or Etc. Magazine. Additional guidance and training is provided through the department’s mentorship and internship programs for pursuing careers in public relations, as well as in print and on-line publications.

What kind of jobs can I get once I complete the program? How much will they pay?  What “demand” is expected for these jobs?


Average Annual Salary

Expected Regional Demand

Reporters and Correspondents


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Broadcast News Analysts


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Public Relations Specialists


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A unique opportunity afforded students who are trained in our department is the ability to undertake self-publishing ventures – starting their own publications, like neighborhood newspapers, on-line news web sites, and/or niche magazines.

Does this program have any special enrollment requirements?

The department’s writing courses have pre-requisites: English 93 or 94 or placement in English 96. The department’s production courses have pre-requisites: Journalism 21, Journalism 22 and Graphic Communication 25

Does this program have any special costs?

Students who enroll in the department’s photojournalism courses are required to use SLR digital cameras.

How long will it take to complete this program?


Time to Complete*

Journalism Award of Achievement

2 Years

On-line Research Certificate

3 Semesters

Editorial Management and Design

2 Year

*Based on full-time attendance or 12 units per semester

How do I get more information on this program?

Department website: www.ccsf.edu/journal
Department contact information: Bungalow 214, Ocean Campus (415) 239-3446
Program coordinator information: Juan Gonzales, jagonzal@ccsf.edu, (415) 239-3446