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Residential Faculty - Journalism, Mass Communication & Humanities
This program is part of the English Department.
Picture yourself breaking a story about a corrupt public official to a national TV audience. Or filing your weekly report from spring training. Imagine choosing which photo to run with tomorrow’s top story.
Experience hands-on learning in classroom computer labs and as a working staff member for the Mesa Legend, MCC’s campus newspaper.
Journalism is the timely reporting of news and events at the local, national, and international levels. Journalists gather information through interviews and research and craft fair and balanced stories for publication, broadcast, or online. They perform a vital function in free societies; the journalist’s first obligation is to the truth, their first loyalty is to the citizens.
The Journalism program at MCC offers classes that will start you on the path to a career as a journalist and give you what you need to transfer to a four-year university.
MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.
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Successful completion of the Journalism program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Broadcast News Analysts
Postsecondary Communications Teachers
Reporters and Correspondents
You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.
Advising for the Journalism program is available through the English department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.