Communication Department

Welcome! The programs offered through the Communication Department are designed to prepare students for a variety of positions and careers in radio, television, print journalism and public relations. According to the National Communication Association, "The discipline of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels, and media. The discipline promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication."

The communication associate of science degree, along with the focused journalism option for students seeking a career in print journalism, combines a challenging curriculum with courses that teach the practical skills used in media outlets and business environments across the country. The degree programs also provide a solid foundation for students who are planning on transferring to a four-year college or university. Students who are thinking of transferring are encouraged to meet with their academic advisors to discuss how MCC courses transfer to other institutions. More information on the transfer options available at MCC can be found in the Transfer Services portions of the web site. For students who wish to quickly enter the job market or enhance their skills, certificate programs in electronic publishing, media technology and public relations are offered.

Internships, which provide students with opportunities to learn by applying their classroom training in a professional environment, are an integral part of these programs, as is the opportunity for students to practice and develop their skills by working for the college's student newspaper, Live Wire, or the college's internet radio station, ICE.

Degree Programs

Communication, A.S.
Journalism Option, Communication, A.S.

Certificate Programs

Electronic Publishing
Media Technology
Public Relations

Career Information

Learn about a career in communication and its various sub-specialties.


Robert Kagan,
Department Chair

Robert Kagan, Professor
Chair, Communication Department

MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition and faculty with both academic and "real world" credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions progams with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I - 84.

Last Update: September 03 2013
For additional information, contact: Brenda St. Peter