Award: Certificate in Mass Communications
For more information: Contact Prof. Wayne Hepler,
443-412-2358, email@example.com; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
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This program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in production for the digital media and internet, and includes only those courses directly related to this field.
Upon successful completion of this program of study, 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.
While the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts slight declines in employment of on-air talent, significant growth is expected among digital producers, writers, and editors. To this end, the Mass Communications department is equipped with:
Certificate holders may expect to face employment competition. Students are encouraged to keep a portfolio for transfer or entry into the field.
- high definition video and audio editing systems
- digital cameras
- a TV studio
- Owl magazine and Facebook
- access to Harford Cable Network.
Students earning a certificate from HCC must complete or demonstrate exemption from the following courses: ENG 003
and ENG 012, or ENG 018, and MATH 020. See graduation
requirement details in this catalog for further information.
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