Simplifying the path
This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.
Degrees and Certificates:
|ENGL-100 (Part of GE)||JOURN-015A or 016A**|
|JOURN Elective*||JOURN Elective*|
|JOURN-015B or 016B**||JOURN-015C or 016C**|
Los Medanos College offers a variety of journalism courses to prepare you for a writing and editing career. The publishing industry is undergoing rapid and profound technological changes, and the Journalism Program at LMC is seeking to keep pace. Through grants over the past few years we have acquired new Macintosh computers and a large-scale printer, as well as digital still and video cameras. Many students who honed their talents-writers, editors, photographers, paginators and graphic artists-on the college newspaper now work at the Brentwood News, Concord Transcript and Contra Costa Times as a result of their publication experience at LMC.
Editor: $15.96 - $50.08/hour
Court Reporter: $18.10-$50.83/hour
Photographer: $9.27 - $46.60/hour
This two year program of study leads to transfer to a four year college where students can continue their education and pursue a journalism or communication major. It can also prepare students desiring a more immediate entry into the work force for an entry level position with a community newspaper or other media organization.
For students following either pathway, the program provides practical training for careers in print and online journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations.
For the Associate of Art Degree in Journalism, complete 21 units of coursework listed above as well as the General Education requirements. Consult with a Los Medanos College counselor to develop your education plan.