Arapahoe Community College

2015-2016 Catalog

Contemporary Journalism


CIP 090401 (JWR / JAM / JMU)

Need a faster route to improved skills for your career in Journalism? ACC is pleased to offer three certificates.

Admission Requirements

  • ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+ or equivalent ACT / SAT scores and / or successful completion of CCR092/093/094 with a grade of ‘C’ or better to successfully complete JOU courses
  • Department approval is required in order to transfer in journalism class credit from other institutions.

Program Requirements

Writing and Reporting in Journalism

Major Courses

(18 credit hours)

ENG 231

Literary Magazine


ENG 264

Publishing Your Writing


JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media (GT-SS3)


JOU 106

Fundamentals of Reporting


JOU 206

Intermediate Newswriting and Editing


JOU 241

Feature and Magazine Writing



18credit hours

Advertising and Marketing in Journalism

Major Courses

(18 credit hours)

BUS 120

Introduction to E-Commerce


JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media (GT-SS3)


JOU 111

Principles of Advertising


MAR 216

Principles of Marketing


MAR 217

E-Commerce Marketing


MAR 220

Principles of Advertising



18 credit hours

Multimedia in Journalism

Required Courses

(18 credit hours)

ART 139

Digital Photography I


JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media (GT-SS3)


MGD 101

Introduction to Computer Graphics


MGD 102

Introduction to Multimedia


MGD 141

Web Design I


MGD 164

Video Digital Editing I



18 credit hours

Graduation Requirements

  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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2015-2016 Catalog

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