Communication (A.S.)

Study communication at JCC

The Communication degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to transfer to four-year institutions to continue study in human communication, public relations, communication management, broadcast journalism, intercultural communication, or other branches of communication. You’ll create and edit media and non-media content, speak in front of diverse audiences, and navigate an increasingly global workforce. Graduates with communication degrees are in a variety of career fields, including TV and radio broadcasting, public relations, media production, journalism, digital writing, and corporate communication.

JCC’s Communication program believes in a hands-on approach, offering a broad liberal arts curriculum that prepares you for transfer with a career-ready portfolio. You will master foundational communication skills like public speaking, media and professional writing, rhetorical analysis, and critical thinking. You will also take electives to explore areas of communication and media production that match your interests and career objectives.

You’ll have internship opportunities to get real-world experience. Students have completed internships in advertising, archiving and museum curation, event planning, journalism, public relations, radio broadcasting, social media marketing, videography, and web content development.

2019 median pay for media and communication occupations: $48,270/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Communication skills

After you complete the program, you 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.

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 1700: Intro to Social Media Marketing

4

Mathematics Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving

3
SUNY: Math JCC:Mathematical Reasoning

ENG 1510: Composition I

3

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:  

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3
SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

INT 1555: Inquire

2

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication

3

CMM 1750: Rhetoric of Vision and Sound

3

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

ANT 1520: Intro to Cultural Anthropology

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations SUNY: Social Sciences JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

PHY 1510: Understanding Physics

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CMM 2500: Interpersonal Communication

3

Humanities Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2530: Writing for Electronic Media

3

Elective

Recommended:

ENG 1540: Writing About Literature

3

Mathematics & Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3
SUNY: Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 1710: Digital Video Production

3

Semester 4

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CMM 2610: Mass Communication and Media Literacy

3
JCC:Global Perspectives

Social Sciences Elective

Recommended:

GLS 1500: Intro to Global Studies

3
SUNY: Other World Civilizations JCC:Global Perspectives

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2510: Intro to Public Relations

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

CMM 2560: Communication Internship

3

Elective

Recommended:

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish

3