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Contact the Program Director

Nadine 'NAR' Arroyo Rodriguez

Residential Faculty - Journalism, Mass Communication & Humanities


Office: EF 2 - Room: 121-C

This program is part of the English Department.

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Culture and Society

Have you ever dreamt of becoming a reporter? The free press in the United States has played a crucial role in our development as a nation and a society. Journalists continue to exert influence as they inform, educate, and entertain us. With the 24/7 news cycle, there is more need than ever for trained journalists to produce quality content. If you have a strong desire to cover current events and trends while communicating with the public, choosing a career in journalism could be your first big break.

Our Journalism program is designed to help you start your career as a reporter or editor, whether you are a new student or someone with a degree in a different area who is shifting career goals. Instructors with real-world experience will teach you general, practical, and marketable skills that will enable you to seek entry-level employment in news and feature writing for newspapers, magazines, community journals, online websites, and radio and television. By the time you graduate from the Journalism program, you will have created a portfolio of published articles demonstrating your ability to write news and feature stories.

Take the first step on the path to your new career as a member of the free press, and enroll in the Journalism program.

Associate Degrees

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.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Journalism program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Journalism and New Media Studies
Associate in Applied Science AAS Public Relations

University Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a university? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degrees offered in the Journalism program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Arts AA Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Journalism and New Media Studies

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree within 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.

* Career and wage information provided by Lightcast using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Lightcast’s proprietary analytical processes. Lightcast’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

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.

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Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to connect with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.