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Program description - September 2024

Factual reporting plays a critical role in society today. In Conestoga College's two-year Journalism program, you will learn the fundamentals of research, interviewing, and writing with the legal and ethical standards required to reveal the truth within a story. This program will allows you to develop the technical skills needed to excel in digital news reporting and storytelling across traditional, online and mobile platforms. You will work within the Conestoga College's digital news environment Spokeonline.com, reporting stories from your community. In addition to first-hand experience with the challenges and deadlines of real-world production cycles, you will receive in-depth training in story development, live reporting, feature reporting, opinion writing, photojournalism and long-form reporting approaches, such as documentary production and magazine writing. You will be exposed to multiple traditional and emerging career avenues that rely on strong journalism skills, and develop the advanced skills needed to create trusted news content.

Program details

Code: 1171
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 years
Start: September 2024
Campus: Kitchener – Downtown
Credential: Ontario College Diploma

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Tuition & fees

Tuition and fee details for the 2024-2025 year are listed below. Books and supplies may be additional.

2 Terms

Canadian

International

Tuition
$2696.00
$14588.00
Ancillary Fees
$1505.94
$2785.94
Total Fees
$4201.94
$17373.94

Canadian fee details

Description Fall 2024 Winter 2025
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $330.00 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 -
CSI UPass Fee $118.97 $118.97
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee - $43.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $2294.47 $1907.47
Year Total   $4201.94

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International fee details

Description Fall 2024 Winter 2025
International Program Tuition $7294.00 $7294.00
Administration Fee $25.00 $25.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $8.00 $8.00
CSI Association Fee $102.00 $102.00
CSI College Int'l Health Insurance Plan (CIHIP) $530.00 -
CSI Extended Health & Dental Plan Fee $330.00 -
CSI Legal Care Fee $30.00 -
CSI UPass Fee $118.97 $118.97
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.00 $20.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.50 $7.50
Student Services $86.00 $86.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $110.00 $110.00
Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Documentation Fee - $43.00
CSI - Student Welcome Kit Fee (optional) $70.00 -
CSI Student Club & Society Fee (optional) $4.00 $4.00
CSI Student Events Fee (optional) $30.00 $30.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Term Total $9145.47 $8228.47
Year Total   $17373.94

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Program device requirements

Program device & software requirements

This program requires you to have a device that meets certain specifications. For most students, this cost is in addition to the tuition & fees listed above.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Delivery sequence - September 2024 - Kitchener – Downtown

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