The Communication associate degree program prepares students for employment in television as reporters, production assistants, camera operators and video editors; in radio, as on-air personnel and copywriters; in journalism, as reporters and feature writers; and in public relations, as entry-level employees.
Students have the opportunity to participate in up to two semesters of media work experience with placement at area media outlets. Students are encouraged to take up to six credits of Cooperative Education/Work Experience. Any Cooperative Education/Work Experience beyond six credits will not be applied towards a degree.
Students may enroll in this program on a full- or part-time basis and attend classes during the day or evening. Note that to enter COM* 222 and continue the program you must receive a grade of at least B in ENG* 101 or have permission from the instructor.
Upon successful completion of all Communication degree program requirements, graduates will
Write copy for radio and television.
Research and write newspaper and feature stories.
Operate video cameras.
Use computer-based video editing programs.
Conduct interviews for news stories and television programs.
Write scripts for radio and television programs.
Develop and deliver effective oral presentations.
Appreciate the role and effect of mass media upon society.
Use computer-based audio programs.
Use software to electronically design brochures, newsletters and other printed material.
In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.