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2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2017-2018 Arapahoe Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Journalism and Contemporary Media, AAS

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CIP 090401 (JCM)

The AAS in Contemporary Journalism prepares students with a broad range of skills for the changing field of journalism and media as well as for careers in journalism, public relations, communication, law, lobbying, training, marketing, etc. Students will receive training in producing publications in print and online. Students will combine traditional journalism skills in writing and editing with digital skills in page layout and production to produce printed publications as well as websites, e-zines, blogs, and other relevant internet media.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to Arapahoe Community College
  • ACCUPLACER sentence skills score of 95+, or equivalent ACT / SAT scores or successful completion of CCR 092 /CCR 093 /CCR 094  with a grade of ‘C’ or better to successfully complete JOU courses
  • Department approval is required in order to transfer in journalism class credit from other institutions.

Program Requirements

Graduation Requirements

  • All courses MUST be completed with a grade of “C” or better to graduate.
  • To graduate, students must apply for graduation and complete the graduation survey (available via myACC). (form available at
  • After applying for graduation, all correspondence to a student about the status of their program conferral will be sent to their student email address only.
  • As a graduate of a Career and Technical Education program you will be contacted by an ACC employee in approximately six months to verify your employment information. This information gathering is a federal requirement to ensure that ACC receives certain federal funding.

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