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Certificate of Achievement in Journalism: Photojournalism 


Please note:  These requirements are based on 2021-2022 LAVC Catalog.

Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. To explore career and academic pathway options, visit the LAVC Program Mapper.

Students who plan to graduate and/or transfer should first meet with a Counselor to review and submit a Petition for Graduation early in the semester before they are expected to complete their requirements. Online Graduation Petitions that are submitted without a counselor's approval will require a counselor's review and approval in order for it to be processed. For the latest program requirements, check the LAVC catalog.


Complete the following 6 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Journal 101 Collecting and Writing News 3
Journal 218-1 Practical Editing  3
Photo 11* Advanced Photography 4
Photo 20* Beginning Photojournalism 4
Photo 21* News Photography 4
Photo 101 Beginning Digital Photography 3

Complete 1 course from the following

Course Course Title UNITS
ART 125 History of Photography 3
Journal 105 Mass Communications 3
Photo 10 Beginning Photography 3

Complete 3 units from the following Courses:

Course Course Title UNITS
Journal 108 Article Writing 3
Journal 385 Directed Study-Journalism 3
Journal 911 Cooperative Education-Journalism 1
Journal 921 Cooperative Education-Journalism 2
Journal 931 Cooperative Education-Journalism 3
Journal 941 Cooperative Education-Journalism 4

Total units required: 27

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite