Fullerton College is leading the way in training students to become bilingual journalists. A new Spanish Language Media Certificate approved by the state makes Fullerton College the first and only community college in California to offer this certificate.
The Spanish Language Media Program of the Journalism Department combines a set of courses in journalism and Spanish language and cultural studies to provide a robust knowledge base for becoming a bilingual media specialist.
“It took a while and there were some roadblocks to overcome, but I’m glad we were finally able to get it approved,” said FC Journalism Department coordinator Jay Seidel. “It will provide a great opportunity for students to show that they can work and publish in two languages.”
The certificate will also allow students to build their skills while building their portfolio by working on the Fullerton College student produced publication Antorcha del Sur. Antorcha del Sur began as La Antorcha with the Spanish language journalism pilot course first offered in 2011. Since then, the course has become a part of curriculum as a four course “family” of classes, and has seen many students complete over the years.
The new Spanish Language Media Certificate requires students to complete 26 – 28 units of journalism, ethnic studies and Spanish language courses. It will be available to new students and students who have already completed the coursework in previous years and wish to apply to receive the certificate.
For more information visit https://journalism.fullcoll.edu/