Communications/Journalism Option – A.A. Degree

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Program Information

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 College Hill News.

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.

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