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Residential Faculty - Journalism, Mass Communication & Humanities
This program is part of the English Department.
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.
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.
|Associate in Arts||AA||Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Journalism and New Media Studies||Course List|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Journalism and New Media Studies||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Public Relations||Pathway Map|
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.
Broadcast News Analysts
$51,178 Show expanded career information for Broadcast News Analysts
$38,344 Show expanded career information for Copy Writers
$57,051 Show expanded career information for Editors
Postsecondary Communications Teachers
$63,538 Show expanded career information for Postsecondary Communications Teachers
Public Relations Managers
$102,075 Show expanded career information for Public Relations Managers
Public Relations Specialists
$62,792 Show expanded career information for Public Relations Specialists
Reporters and Correspondents
$51,178 Show expanded career information for Reporters and Correspondents
Reporters and Journalists
$46,287 Show expanded career information for Reporters and Journalists
Writers and Authors
$44,748 Show expanded career information for Writers and Authors
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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