Study the skills, the art, and the ethics of journalism. From an introduction to news writing to reporting, writing and producing a weekly newspaper, the Journalism program will give you the knowledge, skillset, and experience you need to seek employment with print and online newspapers, magazines, and digital publications.

Programs and Degrees

Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer

Earning an AA-T or AS-T degree at PCC guarantees you admission to many four-year universities with junior standing and prepares you to complete a bachelor degree in a similar major at a CSU or a participating UC, HBCU or private university.

Certificate of Achievement

Our Certificates of Achievement give you the knowledge and training you need to enter a specialized career or enhance your skills for advancement in your job. Certificates (18+ units), combined with the completion of General Education coursework may also be applied to an Associate Degree to further increase your employability.


Each semester we offer a variety of Journalism courses that include theory of mass communications, introduction to news writing, and practical experience reporting, writing and producing a weekly newspaper and its online edition. Use the links below to see full course descriptions and our current offerings.