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ALBERTA

Grant McEwan College (Edmonton)
Grant MacEwan College offers a two-year Diploma in Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, photo, radio, television and online journalism.

Lethbridge Community College
Lethbridge Community College offers a two-year diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television journalism and advertising/public relations, along with a few academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. The emphasis is on practical courses. Approximately 25 students are admitted to the program each year. LCC also offers an eight-month diploma in journalism to university graduates and has an arrangement with a few universities to provide graduates of their diploma program with a degree in journalism if they have two years of university education.

Mount Royal College (Calgary)
Mount Royal College offers a four-year Bachelor of Applied Communication in Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, photo, radio, television and online journalism along with two terms of work experience in media. Students also take courses in arts and science. Approximately 50 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (Calgary)
The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology offers a two-year diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print and photo journalism. In their second year, students can specialize in either photojournalism or print media.

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ATLANTIC PROVINCES

Holland College (Charlottetown)
Holland College offers a two-year diploma in newspaper reporting, in which all students receive practical instruction in writing for newspapers, editing and layout and photojournalism. Holland College also offers an opportunity for its graduates to gain a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Print Journalism from the University PEI, if students are willing to spend two additional years at UPEI.

New Brunswick Community College (Woodstock)
New Brunswick Community College offers a two-year diploma in Journalism in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. The college also offers an opportunity for its graduates to gain a Bachelor of Applied Arts or Bachelor of Arts from the University of St. Thomas, if students are willing to spend an additional two years at the University of St. Thomas.

College of the North Atlantic
In campuses across Newfoundland and Labrador, the College of the North Atlantic offers a two-year diploma of journalism program, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism, along with a few academic courses. The College of the North Atlantic also offers a one-year diploma in journalism for university graduates.

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BRITISH COLUMBIA

British Columbia Institute of Technology
In Burnaby, the British Columbia Institute of Technology offers a two-year Broadcast Journalism Diploma of Technology, in which all students receive training and practical skills in news writing, audio and video editing, research, reporting and announcing, along with academic and lecture-based subjects to help them prepare for broadcast journalism.

Langara College (Vancouver)
Langara College offers a two-year diploma in journalism or a one-year certificate in journalism for university graduates. Both programs offer students practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio and photo journalism.

Malaspina University College (Nanaimo)
Malaspina University-College offers introductory, intermediate and advanced-level courses in news writing, feature writing, news research, and writing for the web, as well as an internship program. Courses are offered both face-to-face and online. Students wishing to pursue a BA Major or Minor in Creative Writing & Journalism take courses in at least three of the following five genres: journalism, publishing, fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting.

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MANITOBA

Red River College- Creative Communication Program (Winnipeg)
Red River College offers a two-year creative communications diploma, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations. Approximately 75 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year. RRC also offers a joint creative communications degree with the University of Winnipeg.

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ONTARIO

Algonquin College (Ottawa)
Algonquin College offers a two-year diploma program in newspaper and magazine journalism, which offers students practical training in photojournalism, layout, desktop publishing, radio/television and online journalism. In their final year, students complete internships at media outlets throughout the province. Graduates of the Journalism - Print program who achieve a 3.0 grade point average, or better, have the option of continuing their studies at the University of Ottawa working towards a degree in Journalism.

Cambrian College (Northern Ontario)
Cambrian College offers a two-year diploma in print journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Approximately 30 students are admitted to the program each year. In the fall of 2007, Cambrian College will start a one-year Graduate Certificate Program in Broadcast-New Media for graduates of university and college programs.

Canadore College (North Bay)
Canadore College offers a three year Journalism- Print and Broadcast diploma, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, photo, television and online journalism. The final year includes a six-week work placement in the industry. Approximately 35 students are admitted to the program each year.

Centennial College (Toronto)
Centennial College offers a three-year Ontario College Advanced diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, photo and online journalism as well as layout and design. The program ends with a 15 week internship in the industry. Approximately 45 students are admitted to the program each year. Centennial also offers a two-year program for university graduates or anyone with significant work experience in media.

Conestoga College (Kitchener)
Conestoga College offers a two-year Ontario College diploma in Journalism. The first year offers students courses in research and interviewing, journalism law and ethics and the basics of news writing. In the second year, students can choose to specialize in print or broadcast. Students in the print diploma are offers practical skills in print media while those in broadcast are offered skills for radio and television journalism. Approximately 20 students are admitted to each program each year.

Durham College (Oshawa)
Durham College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in Print Journalism or a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Print and Broadcast journalism. Their program offers all students practical instruction and workshop courses in print, photo, radio, television and online journalism, along with a few academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists.

Fanshawe College (London)
Fanshawe College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma program in Broadcast Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in newswriting and newscasting, use of broadcast equipment, documentary production, sportcasting along with courses in media law and media ethics. Graduates of this program have direct transferability of 60 credits to the Bachelor of Professional Arts - Communication Studies degree program at Athabasca University. Graduates of this program may be eligible for advanced standing credit to the Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Communication degree programs at Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.

Humber College (Toronto)
Humber College offers a three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism. The first two years focus on acquiring the general skills of journalism writing and production. In the third and final year, students specialize in a pathway – print (newspaper and magazine), broadcast (radio and television) or creative writing and editing for publications. Students also gain first-hand experience through assigned internships in the third year.

La Cité collégiale (Ottawa)
La Cite Collegiale offers a four-year Bachelor of Journalism in conjunction with the University of Ottawa, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, radio, television and online journalism, along with a series of academic and lecture-based courses to prepare them to work as journalists. Students can specialize in either broadcast or print journalism. Students spend two years at La Cite Collegiale and two years at the University of Ottawa. Approximately 60 students are admitted to the program each year.

Loyalist College (Belleville)
Loyalist College offers a one-year certificate in E-journalism for university graduates, in which all students receive a mix of practical and theory involving all aspects of multimedia presentation, along with emerging technologies. Beside teaching skills for industry, experimental forms of journalism online are also encouraged. Approximately 30 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.

Mohawk College (Hamilton)
Mohawk College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, online, radio and television journalism.

Niagara College
Niagara College offers a two-year Diploma in Journalism-Print, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print journalism, with some broadcast journalism offered. Approximately 60 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.

Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology (Toronto)
Seneca College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, online, radio and television journalism.

Sheridan Institute of Technology (Brampton)
Sheridan offers a two-year Journalism Broadcast Diploma, a two-year Journalism Print Diploma and a one-year graduate certificate in Journalism New Media. In each course, students receive practical instruction in their area of specialization.

St Clair College (Windsor)
St. Clair College offers a two-year Ontario College Diploma in journalism, in which all students receive practical instruction and workshop courses in print, online, radio and television journalism. Approximately 25 students are admitted to the undergraduate program each year.

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