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Nadine Arroyo Rodriguez

Residential Faculty - Journalism


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.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Associate Degrees and Transfer Options for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of degrees or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


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
Associate in Applied Science AAS Public Relations

Transfer Option

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? 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.

Below is a transfer option that may be available to you. Please contact Academic Advisement to learn more.

A list of transfer option for the Journalism program
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Associate in Applied Science Arizona State University Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications

Career Opportunities

The Journalism program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Public Relations Specialists $53,020
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

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.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

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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.