The Huffington Post identified communication as one of the fastest growing majors for today's college students, and it's an increasingly attractive one for employers as well. In our increasingly digital world where you might interact with people in a dozen different ways before lunchtime, it has never been more crucial for students to be able to communicate effectively using a variety of formats.
The communication program at JCC emphasizes strategic communication and media message production. Students learn the foundational principles of communication including media writing, public speaking, interpersonal, and mass communication. Students can also take elective courses in video production, social media management, public relations, television studio production, and business communication. Internships are widely available to JCC students and offer professional experience in a variety of positions within the communication field.
The communication industry is extremely broad and this program is intended for students who wish to transfer to four-year institutions to pursue further study in strategic communication, digital media, public relations, broadcast journalism, and many other branches of communication. This program can also serve the needs of students seeking entry level employment in those areas or of students who are currently employed in those areas who wish to continue their education and upgrade their skills.
- CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication
- CMM 1610: Public Speaking
- CMM 1750: The Rhetoric of Vision and Sound
- CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication
- CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy
Any additional CMM course beyond the Core Requirements, or:
- ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- BUS 2550: Marketing
- BUS 2570: Principles of Management
- BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior
- BUS 2630: Human Resource Management
- ENG 1560: English for Careers
- ENG 2540: Creative Writing
- HIS 1520: World History Since 1500
- HIS 1540: US History Since 1865
- BUS 1660: Leadership Development
- PHL 1510: Introduction to Philosophy
- PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning
- PHL 2610: Introduction to Ethical Theory
- PHL 2630: Contemporary Moral Problems
- PSY 2500: Psychology of Personality
- PSY 2530: Social Psychology
- PSY 2570: Human Sexuality
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Distinguish between effective communication and ineffective communication.
- Demonstrate understanding of basic and more complex theories of communication.
- Analyze ineffective communication, identify communication problems, and suggest solutions to those communication problems.
- Conduct an audience analysis to determine demographic and psychographic variables.
- Demonstrate the ability to perform basic research and organize their findings into a coherent, original written, oral or media presentation.