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Communication (A.S.)

Study communication at JCC

In our increasingly digital world, 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, broadcasting, media storytelling, and business communication.

Internships are widely available to JCC students and offer professional experience in a variety of positions within the communication field.

More about the program

Whether in personal relationships or in the workplace, your ability to communicate effectively through speech, writing or electronic media is of utmost importance throughout your life. JCC’s communication degree program enables you to become an effective communicator and prepares you for employment opportunities in the broad field of communication.

As a communication student, you will take introductory and advanced communication courses starting with an introductory course in communication, a basic public speaking class, a class that introduces you the fundamental codes of mediated communication, and a mass communication and media literacy course. Your choice of advanced courses is determined by the direction you ultimately wish to pursue. The courses are selected after careful consultation with your academic advisor.

Graduates of JCC’s communication program are well prepared to transfer to four-year colleges and universities to pursue further study in the field of communication, or to find entry level employment in the field. Communication is a broad field with employment opportunities in schools, hospitals, industry, education and business. Career titles are expansive: community outreach specialists, public relations specialists, broadcast journalists, producers, communication specialists, human resources personnel, and staff trainers and mediators, to name just a few.

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Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3 Arts

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 1700: Intro to Social Media Marketing

4

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1510: Composition I

3 College Composition

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:  

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication

3 Humanities

CMM 1750: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

3 Arts

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3 Other World Civilizations Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PHY 1510: Understanding Physics

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

3 Humanities

Humanities Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2530: Writing for Electronic Media

3 Arts

Elective

Recommended:

ENG 1540: Writing About Literature

3 Humanities

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3 Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 1710: Digital Video Production

3 Arts

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy

3 Arts Global Perspectives

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

GLS 1500: Intro to Global Studies

3 Other World Civilizations Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2510: Intro to Public Relations

3 Humanities

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2560: Communication Internship

3 Applied Learning

Elective

Recommended:

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish

3 Foreign Languages

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