Professional Communication

Language is power. It is the catalyst to thought and action. Used effectively, it can move mountains and is ultimately mightier than the sword, the bomb or any other force. These programs will help you tap your unique gifts as a communicator and realize power and potential you never dreamed you had. You'll hone your skills and lay a solid foundation through supportive, stimulating classroom interactions. Then you'll get out of the classroom to apply what you've learned, working in and with the community to bring people the information they need to make informed decisions and lead better lives. Along the way, your work will serve as an ethical watchdog, help create and maintain communities, bear witness to current events, serve as a record for posterity and help give voice to the voiceless. Not bad for a college education!

Besides helping others with your work, you'll also help yourself. You'll build a solid portfolio, marking you as a professional ready for a career or advanced training. Communication skill is the one area that can equip you to move easily into a vast spectrum of careers, including those involving for-profit businesses, nonprofits, government - and that's just for starters. So join one of our programs and prepare to stretch, grow and achieve things you never thought possible.

You can pursue your degree in Professional Communication in several different ways.

With our Professional Communication Associate of Arts program, you can change your life in just two years. It blends solid classroom training, hands-on experiences and working with community partners. You'll get what you need to come into a business and hit the ground running. You can also roll it over into a four year degree.

The Professional Communication Minor will complement any major. No matter how great your knowledge, if you can't communicate it, you won't be successful. This minor will help you get the most from your degree.

The Professional Communication and Journalism Concentration helps you can gain professional skills across a broad range of communication areas. These include newspapers, radio, magazines, Web. You can create news, features, visuals, ads, campaigns. Or you can focus on business and marketing communication. You'll gain skills with focus groups, grant writing, strategic planning. You can shape this program to fit your interests.

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