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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 Overview

Program Overview

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In Centennial College's three-year Journalism program, you'll develop the skills and confidence to succeed in an evolving industry. Your path will take you from the classroom to the newsroom as you develop expertise in telling and sharing the stories that people need and want to know.

In this advanced diploma program, you will:

  • Hone the critical skills you need to build a foundation for your career as a journalist or wherever communications and media skills are in demand
  •  Develop multimedia expertise in storytelling with words, data, pictures and video
  • Expand your toolkit with advanced mobile journalism, social media, podcasting and video techniques
  • Apply your skills in a collaborative newsroom, publishing your content to an award-winning community news website,

As a journalist you'll be responsible for reporting events, interviewing newsmakers and examining the important and interesting issues of our times.

Follow @CentennialJourn and @TorontoObserver on Twitter.


Career Options and Education Pathways

Career Options and Education Pathways

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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.

Program Highlights

  • You'll experience one-on-one interaction with faculty members who are contemporary multimedia journalists with credits across Canada’s major media outlets.
  • The Story Arts Centre, where the Journalism program is facilitated, will offer you access to publishing, podcasting and video facilities and equipment.
  • Hands-on, real-world experience will be available through the Toronto Observer, an award-winning community news website.
  • Connect and network with leading journalists and newsmakers who regularly visit the campus to conduct workshops, lectures or to seek students for special projects.
  • Have two opportunities to work in the industry before graduation – through our innovative Storyworks course and through a full-semester field placement.
  • Gain real-world experience working from home, just as the professionals in the industry are doing.

Career Outlook

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

Education Pathways

Qualified graduates of this Journalism Advanced Diploma program 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 partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at the Brampton, ON Campus)
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Athabasca University Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Griffith University Bachelor of Communication and Journalism 
Guelph-Humber, University of Honours Bachelor of Applied Arts in Media Studies
Humber College Bachelor of Journalism
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Laurentian University Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Nipissing University Bachelor of Arts
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)
Royal Military College of Canada Bachelor of Arts - general or major studies
Royal Roads University Bachelor of Arts In Professional Communications
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Toronto, University of Honours Bachelor of Arts - Journalism (joint program)
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
York University Honours Bachelor degree - any major
Honours Communication Studies 
Honours Bachelor of Arts / Social Science (English or French)

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

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.


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 

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 2021.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $1,110.24 $3,831.24
International $15,385.50 $1,619.24 $17,004.74

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