Academic Program Code: 402
This program prepares students to transfer to a 4-year institution to study journalism. Journalists investigate news tips, observe events at news scenes, research people and events, and interview sources. Skills required include: reading, writing, editing, proofreading, organizing, word processing, desktop publishing, and familiarity with online publishing. Personal skills needed include “a nose for news,” persistence, initiative, poise, resourcefulness, a good memory, physical stamina, and the ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.