El Camino’s journalism degree and certificate programs can get you on track to begin a job in news media or communications immediately after graduation. You can also continue your education at another school.
Our Journalism Associate in Arts (AA) degree and Journalism Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree typically take two years. Or choose our certificate of achievement program and finish in about one year, prepared for a variety of entry-level journalism positions.
Journalism education at El Camino offers many hands-on opportunities to be your best, learning through experience.
Many students want to start their journalism career right after earning a degree. Others choose to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree and beyond. We can help you determine the best path for you.
Be a part of a team that provides citizens with information they need to make decisions about important issues impacting their life, community, and government. El Camino’s associate degree in journalism builds your skills and focuses on the importance of the press and its responsibility to share news that empowers the community.
Be a part of a team that provides citizens with information they need to make decisions about important issues impacting their life, community, and government. The AA-T degree in journalism sets you on a direct path to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. You will also get priority consideration for admission to the CSU system.
Providing citizens with information they need to make decisions about important issues is a focus of El Camino’s journalism program. Our certificate program stresses the role of the press while building marketable skills needed to work in media careers.
As an El Camino journalism graduate, you’ll be ready to start work immediately or pursue a bachelor’s degree at another school. We’ll help you gain the knowledge and hands-on skills for any career you choose in this ever-changing career.
Gain real-world experience working on El Camino’s award-winning student-run publications. Explore opportunities for internships and leadership.
Learn about course requirements and more for the Journalism AA and Journalism AA-T degrees and Journalism certificate in El Camino’s online catalog.
Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Journalism AA or Journalism AA-T degree or Journalism certificate on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.