About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Welland Campus
Length:2 Years
Code:0114

Program Highlights

  • Students receive up to 320 hours of hands-on field experience
  • Students practice writing, editing and layout through field placements and production of Niagara News for print and online. Niagara News is the community paper of Niagara College Canada. It is written and produced by the students of the Journalism program
  • Students can explore career options in digital pagination, digital photography, mobile, journalism, public relations and web design
  • Program responds to evolving industry needs
  • Graduates who actively seek employment and are willing to relocate anywhere in Canada enjoy excellent job prospects
  • Program has repeatedly won accolades from news industry associations

Career Opportunities

  • Daily and community newspapers
  • Trade journals
  • News departments of radio and television stations
  • Public relations agencies
  • Communications departments
  • Photo studios
  • Magazines
  • Multi-media companies

You are well suited to this program if you…

  • Have strong critical thinking and writing skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and willing to interact with others
  • Are interested in the media landscape and different forms of multimedia
  • Have a keen curiosity for news happening locally, nationally and globally
  • Are self-motivated and willing to take the initiative to complete tasks

Start Dates

Ontario College Diploma
#0114 - 2 Years Welland
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Suspended
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Open
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

We are proud to provide a range of future study options for NC students. More details on specific opportunities and partnerships can be found at niagaracollege.ca/transfercredit.


Enhance your credentials with a Public Relations graduate certificate from Niagara College.