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ALBERTA

Lethbridge Community College (Lethbridge)
Lethbridge Community College offers a two-year diploma in journalism. In first year, students take general communication arts and in second year they choose to specialize in either print or broadcast journalism or advertising/public relations. The emphasis is on practical courses. Approximately 25 students are admitted to each major in the program each year. LCC also offers an eight-month diploma in journalism to university graduates and has an arrangement with a few universities to provide graduates of their diploma program with a degree in journalism if they have two years of university education.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Calgary)
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology offers a two-year diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in such subjects as ethics, feature and news writing, public relations and graphics. In their second year, students can specialize in either photojournalism or print and online media.


ATLANTIC PROVINCES

Holland College (Charlottetown)
Holland College offers a two-year diploma in newspaper reporting, in which all students receive practical instruction in writing for newspapers, editing and layout and photojournalism. Holland College also offers an opportunity for its graduates to gain a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Print Journalism from the University of PEI, if students are willing to spend two additional years at UPEI.

New Brunswick Community College (Woodstock)
New Brunswick Community College offers a two-year diploma in journalism in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Graduates may apply to enter St. Thomas University for either the Bachelor of Applied Arts (for which they receive a two-year credit) or Bachelor of Arts program (and seek transfer for their NBCC courses).

College of the North Atlantic
On campuses across Newfoundland and Labrador, the College of the North Atlantic offers a two-year diploma of journalism program, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism, along with a few academic courses. The College of the North Atlantic also offers a one-year diploma in journalism for university graduates.


BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia Institute of Technology (Burnaby)
In Burnaby, the British Columbia Institute of Technology offers a two-year broadcast journalism Diploma of Technology, in which all students receive training and practical skills in news writing, audio and video editing, research, reporting and announcing, along with academic and lecture-based subjects to help them prepare for online, radio and television journalism.

Langara College (Vancouver)
Langara College offers a two-year diploma in journalism and an eight-month certificate program for university graduates. Both programs offer students practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio and photojournalism.

MANITOBA

Red River College- Creative Communication Program (Winnipeg)
Red River College offers a two-year creative communications diploma, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. Only Manitoba residents are admitted to the undergraduate program. RRC also offers a combined diploma/degree in communications with the University of Winnipeg.


ONTARIO

Algonquin College (Ottawa)
Algonquin College offers a two-year diploma program in newspaper and magazine journalism, which offers students practical training in photojournalism, layout, desktop publishing, radio/television and online journalism. In their final year, students complete internships at media outlets throughout the province. Students also have the option of completing two years at Algonquin and two years at University of Ottawa to obtain a diploma in journalism and an honours bachelor of journalism.

Canadore College (North Bay)
Canadore College offers a two-year broadcasting - television and media production diploma. Students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in editing, field production and media writing. Canadore also offers a two-year broadcasting - radio diploma. In this program, students take courses in broadcasting, copywriting and interviewing. Both programs offer a work placement in the final year.

Centennial College (Toronto)
Centennial College offers a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, photo and online journalism as well as layout and design. The program ends with a 15-week internship in the industry. Approximately 40 students are admitted to this program each year. Centennial also offers a two-year program for university graduates or anyone with significant work experience in media.

Conestoga College (Kitchener)
Conestoga College offers two-year Ontario College Diplomas in broadcast journalism and print journalism. The first year, common to both streams streams, provides courses in research and interviewing, journalism law and ethics, newswriting, broadcast technologies, photography and broadcast performance. In the second year, students choose to specialize in print or broadcast. Those in the print diploma program produce the student newspaper, Spoke, and study business, feature, opinion and magazine writing. Students in the broadcast stream produce radio and television reports in news, feature and documentary formats; they also supply news reports for the college radio station. Approximately 35 students are admitted to each program each year.

Durham College (Oshawa)
Durham College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in print journalism and a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in print and broadcast journalism. The program offers all students practical instruction and workshop courses in print, photo, radio, television and online journalism, along with academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Durham College also offers a one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate in new media, in which students learn to function in an online news environment.

Fanshawe College (London)
Fanshawe College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma program in broadcast journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in news writing and newscasting, use of broadcast equipment, documentary production and sportscasting, along with courses in media law and media ethics. Graduates of this program have direct transferability of 60 credits to the professional arts – communication studies degree program at Athabasca University. Graduates may also be eligible for advanced standing credit to the journalism and communication degree programs at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

Humber College (Toronto)
Humber College offers a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism. The first two years focus on acquiring the general skills of journalism writing and production. In the third and final year, students specialize in a pathway – print (newspaper and magazine), broadcast (radio and television) or creative writing and editing for publications. Students also gain first-hand experience through assigned internships in the third year. Humber also offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in journalism. In this program, students complete a 14-week placement between third and fourth year.

La Cité Collégiale  (Ottawa)
La Cité Collégiale offers a four-year bachelor’s degree in journalism in conjunction with the University of Ottawa, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Students can specialize in either broadcast or print journalism. Students spend two years at La Cité Collégiale and two years at the University of Ottawa. Approximately 60 students are admitted to the program each year.

Loyalist College (Belleville)
Loyalist College offers a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma certificate in journalism – online, print and broadcast. Students receive a mix of practical instruction and theory about writing, interviewing and editing. In third year, students gain hands-on experience through an eight-week internship. Students can turn their diplomas into degrees using credit transfer to study at Algoma University College, Athabasca University, Davenport University, Griffith University, Laurentian University and University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

Mohawk College (Hamilton)
Mohawk College offers a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in print and broadcast journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in investigative journalism, multimedia and public relations. In their final semester, students complete a field placement.

Niagara College (Welland)
Niagara College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print journalism, photography and newspaper production. They also have the opportunity to write, edit and publish the campus newspaper the Niagara News. Approximately 60 students are admitted to the program each year.

Seneca College (Toronto)
Seneca College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, online, radio and television journalism. There’s a mandatory field placement component as well. Seneca and York University offer a joint program that allows students to obtain a journalism diploma and a bachelor of arts degree.

Sheridan Institute of Technology (Brampton)
Sheridan offers a two-year diploma in broadcast journalism, a two-year journalism - print diploma and a one-year graduate certificate in journalism - new media. In each program, students receive practical instruction in their area of specialization.

St. Clair College (Windsor)
St. Clair College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in convergence journalism, in which all students receive an education based on a curriculum that gives them the skills they need to work across all media platforms. Students write for the campus newspaper the Converged Citizen. Approximately 25 students are admitted to this program each year. St. Clair also offers a one-year post-graduate program in media convergence.

St. Lawrence College (Cornwall)
St. Lawrence College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma program in journalism - multimedia, in which all students receive general education in reporting, layout and social media, and hands-on experience including an internship in their final semester.

Comments

Hello, I'm the coordinator of the Broadcast New Media Graduate Certificate program at Cambrian College. Please note the program is available to students with appropriate university degrees AND college diplomas.
Thanks for pointing that out Jessica. We have now updated the entry on our site for Cambrian College. Good luck with the new program.
Hi Mary: One more to add to the list! St. Lawrence College is offering a two-year journalism program at their Cornwall Campus. We've just completed our first year and are looking forward to building this program into a vibrant and viable alternative for students who seek a career in journalism/communications. Information can be obtained from our web site at www.stlawrencecollege.ca. We're listed under applied arts. Terry Tinkess, BJ Professor of Journalism St. Lawrence College (Cornwall)
Hi Mary, The journalism program at Mount Royal now offers a Bachelor of Communication - Journalism. We are phasing out the Applied degree. We also offer a one-year undergraduate post-degree certificate. The College continues to offer its two year broadcasting diploma. We thought you would appreciate the update. Cheers, Sally Haney Journalism Instructor Mount Royal College 403 440-5957
Mount Royal is now Mount Royal University as of September 3, 2009.
Hi Mary: Many thanks for the Algonquin College listing. Please note that our program is now titled "Journalism" as opposed to "Journalism-Print."

Just to update opportunities at Algonquin: This fall (2011) we'll be into our fourth year of the new post-diploma Documentary Production program. Two semesters of intensive, hands-on non-fiction storytelling and production dedicated to documentary.

http://algonquindocprod.weebly.com/index.html

Peter Biesterfeld

Founder, instructor

DocSchool, Toronto

 

Hi Mary,

I am the coordinator of the Journalism program at St. Clair College. Our two-year program has been redeveloped as a true Convergence program where students receive a a journalism education based on a curriculum that gives them the skills they need to work across all media platforms. We are also offering a one-year post graduate program in Convergence Reporting for college and university journalism grads or reporters who want to learn converged reporting skills. Our programs are being delivered in a new state-of-the art MediaPlex which includes one of the country's most modern converged newsrooms. Cheers, Veronique

Veronique Perrier Mandal

I don't work there but I checked and the three Sheridan programmes are at their Trafalgar campus (Oakville) see http://www.sheridancollege.ca/academics/programs-and-courses/journalism-print.aspx, not in Brampton.

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