Diploma in journalism course outline entry requirements

Diploma in journalism course outline entry requirements and all the related concerning diploma in journalism here. Diploma in Journalism deals with finding and presenting information to the public. This course covers all aspects of finding and presenting meaningful information through print media, broadcast media, and radio among others. The course will impart general knowledge to enable the trainee to contribute positively to the society and prepare the trainees for further academic pursuit.

  • Course duration: 3 years (3 modules)
  • Examination body: KNEC

Diploma in journalism Entry requirements

Diploma in journalism is examined by KNEC and is offered by various approved TVETS, universities and colleges in Kenya. The entry requirements are;

  • KCSE aggregate Grade of C- and above or its equivalent as acceptable Qualification by KNEC
  • Pass in Relevant Certificate Qualification Learning Outcomes for example a certificate in journalism graduate wishing to upgrade his or her qualifications need to have obtained a PASS result from a recognized institution to enroll for Diploma in journalism.
  • Mean grades for specific KCSE subjects are not specified for Diploma in journalism course

Universities and colleges offering Diploma in journalism courses

Trainees wishing to enroll for a Diploma in journalism course can easily choose from various institution offering the course. Full institutions are always listed on KUCCPS portal as soon as it is open for application during various intakes, for more on this just visit the KUCCPS portal here

Diploma in journalism course outline

Diploma in journalism is offered in 3 modules. 1 module takes a duration of 6 months then an examination is always administered at the end of each module for trainees to proceed to field attachment and eventually the next module. Attachment is always offered twice module 1 and module 2. The final exam is administered in module 3 for a candidate to graduate into the field market.

Career opportunities in diploma in journalism

  • Agriculturist.
  • Agri Marketing Associate.
  • Farm Manager.
  • Seed Production Executive.
  • Professor.
  • Dairy Plant Manager.

The following are a list of units/ subjects studied at Diploma in journalism module 1

  • Entrepreneurship education I
  • Communication skills
  • Mathematics I
  • Science I
  • Technical drawing
  • Crop production I
  • Soil science I
  • Animal production I
  • Agricultural economics I
  • Agricultural engineering I
  • Agricultural extension education and sociology

The following are a list of units/ subjects studied at Diploma in journalism module 2

  • Entrepreneurship education II
  • Mathematics II
  • Science II
  • Crop production II
  • Soil science II
  • Animal production II
  • Agricultural economics II
  • Agricultural engineering II
  • Agricultural extension education and home economics
  • Computer application
  • Industrial attachment I and II

The following are a list of units/ subjects studied at Diploma in journalism module 3

  • Crop production III
  • Animal production III
  • Agricultural engineering III
  • Agricultural extension and planning
  • Farm business management
  • Environment management
  • project



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