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Communications Journalism

Associate in Art


Communications Journalism

Love media, public speaking or writing reviews? If so, our communications/journalism program might be for you! From a liberal arts perspective, our program teaches students how to analyze media issues and influences and are introduced to journalistic techniques. Students also explore a variety of academic disciplines, modes of inquiry and engage in various learning experiences to develop their communication and critical thinking skills.

Our Communications/Journalism program prepares you for advanced studies or specialization at a 4-year institution. Students who obtain an Associate’s Degree may pursue careers such as, but not limited to, marketing coordinators, public relations assistants, social media coordinators and editorial assistants.








Garrett Castle

"SCC encouraged me every step of the way to finishing my degree and pushed me to strive for more. Both in-person and online, courses were manageable and between the teachers and the support lab, additional help was always available. The staff, professors, and administration were always helpful and supportive, and I will never regret starting at SCC."

-- Garrett Castle, Communications Journalism, class of 2020









Students have successfully transferred to:

  • Rowan University
  • Rutgers University - New Brunswick
  • University of Central Florida
  • Wilmington University

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Students who complete the Communications/Journalism, Associate of Art program and go on to earn a bachelor degree may find employment in occupations such as:

  • Program Directors
  • Radio and Television Announcers
  • Broadcast News Analysts
  • Reporters and Correspondents
  • Editors
  • Technical Writers
  • Copy Writers
  • Photographers
  • Film and Video Editors

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First Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
CSC115Computer Applications3$0.00$555.00$555.00
ENG101English Composition I3$0.00$555.00$555.00
HIS101Western Civilization I3$0.00$555.00$555.00
PSY101General Psychology3$0.00$555.00$555.00
MAT-ELEC-3CR3 Credit Math Elective3$0.00$555.00$555.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Second Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
CGA101Introduction to Computer Art3$94.50$555.00$649.50
ENG102English Composition II3$0.00$555.00$555.00
ENG232Introduction to the Communications Media3$0.00$555.00$555.00
HIS102Western Civilization II3$0.00$555.00$555.00
MAT-ELEC-4CR4 Credit Math Elective4$0.00$740.00$740.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Third Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
ENG202Introduction to Speech Communication3$0.00$555.00$555.00
ENG242Introduction to Journalism3$0.00$555.00$555.00
HUM101Introduction to the Humanities3$0.00$555.00$555.00
SOC101Introduction to Sociology3$0.00$555.00$555.00
SCI-ELECScience Elective4$0.00$740.00$740.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Fourth Semester

Course CodeCourse NameCreditsFeeTuitionTotal
POL102American Government3$0.00$555.00$555.00
HUM-ELECHumanities Elective3$0.00$555.00$555.00
SCI-ELECScience Elective4$0.00$740.00$740.00
ENG/ETH/PHL-ELECEnglish, Ethics or Philosophy Elective3$0.00$555.00$555.00

* - Subtotal is cost before any anticipated financial aid is applied.

Total Program Cost: $11,194.50*

* - Tuition is based on the current in-county rate.

** - Elective tuition and fees may vary depending upon actual course selection.