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Print and broadcast journalism and a growing number of related fields place a premium on clear, concise, accurate writing based on the timely collection of information. The Journalism program emphasizes these skills while recognizing the importance of new technology and the growing use of broadcast reporting techniques on websites.

In this program, you will use state-of-the-art equipment and software to produce your work. You will be introduced to the basics of print and broadcast news gathering and presentation, including feature photography. Using readily available community resources, you will learn the craft of news gathering, from interviewing to covering meetings and demonstrations. You will participate in two on the job internships, one each year, and should budget for this expense. Each internship lasts four weeks. Sites may be located off-Island, resulting in possible additional travel and accommodation costs. In addition to internship training, you will contribute to the production of the program’s daily newspaper – Front Page News, and your work in print and broadcast appears on the program’s news website, The Surveyor.

This is a US Federal Aid Approved program.

Program Facts

Start Date: September
Length: 2 years
Location: Prince of Wales Campus
Credential Issued: Diploma, Journalist
Minimum passing grade per course:

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Graduate Opportunities

Graduates from this program may find employment with:

  • daily or weekly newspapers
  • public relations
  • information services
  • radio and television

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) is the nationally accepted reference on occupations in Canada. It organizes over 40,000 job titles into 500 occupational group descriptions. It is used daily by thousands of people to compile, analyze and communicate information about occupations, and to understand the jobs found throughout Canada’s labour market. This program provides skills training that falls within the duties described in the following: NOC 5123.

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level
  • Academic Grade 11 or 12 English (minimum 65%)
  • Resumé including work and volunteer experience with applicable dates, membership in groups, associations or athletics, awards and distinctions, and any other information about yourself relevant to the program.

Please note: Students should buy a digital camera, however, some higher-end equipment is provided. Digital video equipment is supplied for the broadcast journalism courses.

Open Academic Studies program

Feeling like you’re not quite ready for college? Check out the Open Academic Studies program.

Credit Courses

Interested in taking a credit course but don’t want to register for an entire program? Credit courses provide credit toward a diploma or certificate program. Holland College has a variety of options for studying part time during the day, or, in some instances, in the evening or on the weekend.

Tuition & Fees

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Degree Pathways

  • Athabasca University
    2 years of credit toward a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Communication Studies.
  • University of Prince Edward Island
    Two years of credit toward Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism.
  • Royal Roads
    Completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Professional Communication either with one additional full year of study or with two years of part-time study (includes two 3-week full time on campus residencies coupled with distance education).
  • Griffith University Australia
    Graduates may complete Bachelor of Communication or Bachelor of 43 degree in 1.5 years.
  • University of New Brunswick Saint John
    Two years of credit toward a Bachelor of Applied Management.
  • Mount St. Vincent University
    Graduates will receive 10 courses (5 units) as transfer credit toward the Bachelor of Public Relations degree.

For more information, see our Degree Pathways section.

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