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.
Minimum program credit hours: 60
|General Requirements||27 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|ENG 1530: English Composition II||3||BCOM||H||CENG|
|ENG 1540: Writing About Literature||3||HUMA||H||CWRT, VEDP|
|CMM 2530: Writing for Electronic Media||3||(X)||H|
|ENG 2740: Newswriting and Editing||3||(X)||H|
|ENG 2840: Film Study and Appreciation||3||(X)||H|
|ENG 2890: Advanced Prose Writing||3||(X)||H|
|Social Science Electives|
Up to 6 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|MAT 1500: Problem Solving (or higher)|
3 credits must be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|Mathematics and Sciences Electives|
Up to 3 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific.
|Core Requirements||27 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication||3||HUMA||H|
|CMM 1610: Public Speaking||3||ARTS||H||VEDP|
|CMM 1750: The Rhetoric of Vision and Sound||3||ARTS||H|
|CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication||3||H|
|CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy||3||H||VEDP|
Any additional CMM course beyond the Core Requirements, or:
|ANT 1520: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology||3|
|BUS 2550: Marketing||3|
|BUS 2570: Principles of Management||3|
|BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior||3|
|BUS 2630: Human Resource Management||3|
|ENG 1560: English for Careers||3|
|ENG 2540: Creative Writing||3|
|HIS 1520: World History Since 1500||3|
|HIS 1540: US History Since 1865||3|
|BUS 1660: Leadership Development||3|
|PHL 1510: Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHL 1570: Critical Reasoning||3|
|PHL 2610: Introduction to Ethical Theory||3|
|PHL 2630: Contemporary Moral Problems||3|
|PSY 2500: Psychology of Personality||3|
|PSY 2530: Social Psychology||3|
|PSY 2570: Human Sexuality||3|
|Electives||6 credit hours||Degree Requirements Met|
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university.
|View agreements which specify that students earn the A.S. Communication degree (or in some cases a specified alternative degree):|
|View additional agreements in communication and related areas:|