5 Reasons for a Journalism Certificate
Graduates of the Madison College Journalism Certificate Program can use this certificate in different ways:
1) Gain employment in the field of journalism. Past students have left the Journalism Certificate Program and have landed full-time or part-time jobs in journalism or public relations. Other students have used the skills they acquired in the program to specialize as freelance writers or to work in intern positions.
2) Use as a “platform” to four-year school. Students can gain journalism credits that transfer to colleges and universities in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
3) Develop a portfolio of published work. Students will develop their own portfolios of published work, such as news and feature stories, news videos, news photography, blogs, and social media campaigns.
4) Use journalism credits for an associate’s degree. One journalism course, Intro to Mass Communication, can be used as the required “second-level” English course for either an Associate’s in Arts Degree or the Associate’s in Science Degree. All other journalism credits from the certificate courses can be used as humanities or elective credits of the Liberal Arts associate’s degrees.
5) Enhance your media literacy and communication skills. The Journalism Certificate program will show you how the media operates in our society. At the same time, you will sharpen your communication skills.