Majors/ Courses

 

Core Courses

All Media Communications (MCOM) majors must complete* the following core curriculum:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
MCOM-105
Intro to Electronic Media
3 units
MCOM-110
Mass Media and Society
3 units
MCOM-112
Intro to Reporting and News Writing
3 units
MCOM-116
Intro to Audio Production
3 units
MCOM-117
Television Studio Operations
4 units
  TOTAL CORE: 16 UNITS

 *All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher. 

 

Areas of Emphasis

To earn an associate degree in Media Communications, majors must also choose at least one area of emphasis:

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Audio Production Emphasis - Multi-Track

In addition to the core courses, emphasis majors must complete* the following: 

Course Number Course Title  Units
MCOM-113 Media Announcing 3 units
MCOM-216 A,B,C Audio Multi-Track Production 1, 2, 3 3 units/section
MCOM-151,-153,-155 Media Internship 1, 2, 3 3 units total
  TOTAL: 15 UNITS


The following electives are recommended for the audio production emphasis:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
MCOM-111

Intro to Film Analysis

3 units

MCOM-118

Media Script Writing

3 units

 

*All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher.

Audio Production Emphasis - Radio

In addition to the core courses, emphasis majors must complete* the following: 

Course Number Course Title  Units
MCOM-113 Media Announcing 3 units
MCOM-119 A,B,C Radio Station Operations 1, 2, 3 3 units/section
MCOM-151,-153,-155 Media Internship 1, 2, 3 3 units total
  TOTAL: 15 UNITS


The following electives are recommended for the audio production emphasis:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
MCOM-111

Intro to Film Analysis

3 units

MCOM-118

Media Script Writing

3 units

 

*All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher.

Cross-Media Journalism Emphasis

In addition to the core courses, emphasis majors must complete* the following: 

Course Number Course Title  Units
MCOM-113 Media Announcing 3 units
MCOM-118 Media Script Writing 3 units
MCOM-119A Radio Station Operations 1 3 units
MCOM-132A Student News Production 1 3 units
MCOM-210 Social Media in the Digital Age 3 units
MCOM-151,-153,-155 Media Internship 1, 2,3 3 units total
  TOTAL: 18 UNITS


The following electives are recommended for the cross-media journalism emphasis:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
MCOM-111
Intro to Film Analysis
3 units
 
 *All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher.
Video Production Emphasis 

In addition to the core courses, emphasis majors must complete* the following:

Course Number Course Title  Units
MCOM-111 Intro to Film Analysis 3 units
MCOM-118 Media Script Writing 3 units
MCOM-120 Single Camera Video Cinematography 3 units
MCOM-230 Digital Film Production 3 units
MCOM-151,-153,-155 Media Internship1, 2, 3 3 units total
  TOTAL: 15 units

 

The following electives are recommended for the video production emphasis:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
THEATRE-110 Introduction to the Theatre
3 units
 
*All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher. 
Associate in Arts in Journalism for Transfer

This degree is designed for transfer to a California State University. For more information, click here

 

Students must complete* the following core requirements: 

Course Number Course Title  Units
MCOM-110 Media Announcing 3 units
MCOM-112 Media Script Writing 3 units
MCOM-132A Student News Production 1 3 units
  TOTAL: 9 UNITS


Students must also CHOOSE ONE of the following:

Course Number
Course Title
Units
MCOM-132B Student News Production 2
3 units
MCOM-212
Multimedia Reporting 
3 units
 
TOTAL: 
3 UNITS
 

Students  must also complete two additional courses in other disciplines. It is important to meet with a counselor for additional assistance with degree requirements.

 

 *All courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher.

 

 


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