What you’ll do:
The Communication program encompasses two areas of focus: Media Communication includes concentration areas in advertising/public relations, audio/video/Internet production, journalism/photojournalism and media theory/research/effects. Public and Professional Communication includes concentration areas in interpersonal, public address, organizational, rhetorical studies, and cultural communication. At Parkland you will learn communication theory and develop and practice effective communication skills and/or get hands on experience in a real radio station (WPCD-FM
) or in video production (PCTV
), as well as opportunities for internships with local media businesses. The introductory coursework in either of these concentrations will provide a solid foundation from which you may choose any of the various pathways offered in a four-year communication program.
Where you’ll go:
With an AA degree in Communication, you’ll be ready to transfer as a junior to four-year institutions, while completing an AAS degree in a media communication area prepares you for entry-level positions in your field of study. You will be prepared to work in many fields depending on area of study, including advertising, public relations, media arts, photography, event planning, media relations, sales journalism, customer service representative, management; as well as technical fields such as broadcast technology. A certificate in Media Production can supplement a degree in another field and provide skills in media, computers and the arts.