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This Associate degree program prepares students for transfer to a four-year college with a major in Journalism and/or Communications. The Journalism major can also serve as a basis for careers in newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, Websites, as well as public relations, advertising, and marketing departments and organizations. Students are given the opportunity to contribute to and work on SCCC publications such as the internet-based College Hill.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Communicate with speed and accuracy.
  • Understand how to interpret source’s information and quotes.
  • Know how to use appropriate and trustworthy background information.
  • Write according to style guide dictates.
  • Compose with grammatical and mechanical precision.
  • Distinguish among gossip, hearsay, innuendo, insinuation, and prediction.
  • Adapt communicating styles to suit the particular demands of any medium.


Transfer Options

The Liberal Arts AA at SCCC is designed for students who wish to transfer into 4-year Bachelor of Ars programs. In September 2008, the governor and state legislature created a law that established a statewide transfer agreement for students transferring with a degree from a New Jersey community college to a New Jersey public four-year college or university. Students can now seamlessly transfer their academic credits from a completed community college Associate of Arts (A.A.) to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or from a completed Associate of Science (A.S.) to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at New Jersey’s public four-year colleges and universities. Our Counseling & Advising Center can help you with transfer questions. More information on this opportunity is available at


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