Program Details

  • Program Code:6402
  • School:School of Communications, Media, Arts and Design
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Availability

Domestic Availability
International Availability

Program Overview

Program Overview

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In Centennial College's three-year Journalism program, you'll gain the skills to navigate and succeed in a changing industry. By going from the classroom to the newsroom, you'll come to understand the multifaceted and fast-paced journalism industry, which focuses on interesting people, places and things.

In this advanced diploma program, you'll:

  • Cover a variety of topics while developing the critical foundational skills you need for the industry;
  • Apply your newsroom skills to an award-winning community newspaper, a news website and radio-television news, all of which will make you versatile and industry-ready as soon as you graduate;
  • Develop new multiplatform skills for the evolving world of news reporting.

From covering breaking news to exploring human interest stories, as a journalist you'll be responsible for reporting events, interviewing newsmakers and examining the issues of our times.

Program Highlights

  • You'll experience one-on-one interaction with faculty members in an ultra-modern, professional newsroom.
  • The Story Arts Centre, where the Journalism program is facilitated, will offer you access to publishing, broadcast and Internet facilities.
  • Hands-on, real-world experience will be available through award-winning community media, including the East York Observer newspaper, Freshly Pressed magazine, the Toronto Observer news website, and online radio and television newscasts.
  • With a stellar faculty, whose combined credits include NBC News, CBC News, CTV News, OMNI, The Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, National Post, Globe and Mail and more, your journalism training will be relevant, demanding and highly effective.
  • You'll connect with excellent faculty, mentors and guest speakers and get to partake in exclusive field trips.
  • Through the field trips and your field placement, you'll have the opportunity to make exclusive news media connections.

Global Citizenship and Equity Portfolio

In this program, you'll develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship and Equity, the GC&E portfolio and the supports available to you, please visit



To support your learning, this program requires you to have access to a mobile computing device that meets minimum hardware requirements.

Please visit the BringIT page for more information on the requirements for your program.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

Yes, there are great careers in journalism!

Just ask some of our recent Centennial College Journalism program graduates working at The National Post, CTV News, Bloomberg, CTS and more.

Other companies that have hired program graduates include: Toronto Sun,, TSN, Canadian Living Online, Global TV, Sportsnet, Toronto Star and 680 News.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the partner institution.

  • Athabasca University, Alberta
  • Davenport University, USA
  • Griffith University, Australia
  • University of Guelph-Humber, Ontario
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Ontario
  • University of Toronto, Ontario

Please visit our website at for more information on articulation agreements.

Career Outlook

  • Reporter
  • Photographer
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Layout artist

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission (score of 170 or 171 required)

Additional Requirements

Note: After applying, applicants will receive a letter with instructions on how to book a Journalism program admission session.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full-time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in-person to For more information go to Application Fees.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

International Students

If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2019.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,128.00 $3,849.00
International $14,502.50 $1,637.00 $16,139.50

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