Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA, Planning Guide
Journalism classes are offered in a practical sequence designed to develop skill in desk-top publishing, investigative research and reporting, technical communication, and the basic principles of journalism. Students create and publish the Cardinal, the Skagit Valley College student newspaper, as part of their coursework.
Sample Career Options Include:
Secondary School Teachers
Reporters & Correspondents
Public Relations Specialists
If you are considering a major in Journalism and transferring to a four-year college or university in Washington state, our Transfer Program Planning Guide is designed to provide you with recommended courses to complete your Associate of Arts Direct Transfer Agreement, AA-DTA degree. Of course, educational plans may vary, based on which quarter you begin, how many credits are taken, placement into Math and English, and your preferred transfer institution. To keep you on the best pathway, we encourage you to consult with an Academic Advisor for scheduling options.
Program Maps are an integral part of our Planning Guide. Each Program Map includes a suggested quarterly sequence of courses so you could earn your degree within two years of full-time study. Your Program Map is also designed to help you create an individualized, customized Educational Plan, which is required of all SVC students. To start creating your Educational Plan, please consult with an Academic Advisor.
Program Map - Journalism