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2024-2025 Catalog

Journalism Transfer Major - completion guide


First Semester

Course & Title

Notes

ENG 101 - Rhetoric I    

 Must earn a “C” or better to meet degree requirements.

JOUR 103 - Introduction to Mass Media   or JOUR 104 - Introduction to Public Relations   

 

MATH 127 - Mathematics for General Education   or MATH 128 - Elementary Statistics   

 

Fine Arts Gen. Ed. Course  

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major.

Social Science Gen. Ed. Course

 

Total Semester Hours: 15-16

 Depends on Math and Life Science choices.

Second Semester

Course & Title

Notes

ENG 102 - Rhetoric II   

 Must earn a “C” or better to meet degree requirements.

JOUR 102 - Editing and Production   

 

Life Science

 AA degree requires one Life Science and one Physical Science. One must be a lab (4-5 credits).

Social Science Gen Ed. Course

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major

IAI Elective

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major.

JOUR 103 - Introduction to Mass Media   or JOUR 104 - Introduction to Public Relations   

 

Total Semester Hours: 17-18 Depends on Physical Science choice.
Third Semester

Course & Title

Notes

COMM 101 - Principles of Communication       

 Mode of delivery alternates and offerings rotate each semester. Counts as Humanities Gen. Ed. Course.

Humanities

  Offerings rotate each semester. Optional course recommendation. Counts toward the required IAI electives for AA degree

JOUR 201 - News Reporting and Writing   

 

IAI Elective

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major

IAI Elective

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major.

Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Fourth Semester

Course & Title

Notes

Humanities Or Fine Arts

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major 3 Soc. Ed. 

IAI Elective

 Consult with transfer institution for suggestions based on major

Social Science Gen. Ed. Course

 

Physical Science

 

IAI Elective

 Consult with transfer instituion for suggestions based on major

 

 

Total Semester Hours: 15-17  Depends on IAI Elective choices

 

Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information

Department Chairperson                                 

Student Advising Center                                 

Program Advisor                                 

Name: Jason Fichtel

Main Campus - A1155

Romeoville Campus - RMA1029

Name: Bob Marcink

Email: jfichtel@jjc.edu

Email: academicadvising@jjc.edu

Email: rmarcink@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-6657

Phone: 815-280-2673

Phone: 815-280-2607