Award: Associate of Applied Sciences Degree
For more information: Contact Prof. Wayne Hepler, 443-412-2358, firstname.lastname@example.org; Prof. Claudia Brown, 443-412-2126, email@example.com or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
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The Mass Communications program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in digital media and the internet, and for transfer to four-year institutions. Emphasis is on electronic media and online operations, such as digital video, audio, and film production, social and new media, multimedia writing, and on-air performance.
Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Sciences in Mass Communications degree students
will be able to:
- Demonstrate media literacy;
- Appraise present-day media content, operation, regulation, impact, and/or implications;
- Apply current technology to produce or market media content;
- Convey ideas via electronic media.
Electronic media producers, directors, writers, and on-air talent are employed by new media,websites, television and radio stations, satellite and cable systems. They shoot, edit, and upload digital audio and video; write online, journalism, and commercial copy; anchor news, sports and podcasts; and record performing artists, among other technical and creative endeavors.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment growth among the digital media. To this end, the Mass Communications department is equipped with high definition video and audio editing systems, as well as digital cameras.
Average growth is also predicted among the traditional electronic media, for which the department is equipped with WHFC- 91.1 FM,WHFC911.org, Owl Magazine, a TV studio, and access to the remote vehicle and cable channel of the Harford Cable Network.
Certificate holders may expect to face employment competition.
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:|
Recommended Course Sequence
* Choose General Electives upon advisement and according to personal or career interests or to the
requirements of the institution to which transfer is planned.
FIELD TRIP STATEMENT
Courses in this program may require field trips.