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Mass Communication courses prepare students who will transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution. The program also prepares students for entry-level positions in electronic media, journalism, advertising, public relations and corporate communications

The various courses offered through this area of concentration will introduce students to

  • News and information gathering
  • Interviewing
  • Editing and writing in the fields of:
    • Print journalism
    • Radio
    • Television
    • Web

Students should work closely with a faculty member or academic counselor to develop a program best suited for their needs.

Transfer Paths & Requirements

The student is required to complete all prerequisites of the program. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should check degree requirements of the college or university in which they transfer.

Upon successful completion of this area, students may begin their media careers as entry-level advertising representatives and public relations associates, or continue their pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising/PR or General Communication.

Equipment and Lab Facilities

The Mass Communication department offers students a variety of production equipment needed to complete assigned projects and for media distribution.

Some of the equipment includes video and digital SLR cameras, lenses, digital audio recorders, microphones, lighting kits and various accessories.

Production software includes Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premier for video editing, Adobe Audition for audio editing and Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator for newspaper layout.