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  • Media Communications; Mass Communications
  • Contact Us

    Faculty / Department Chair
    Shawna Shoaf
    San Juan Building
    Room 223
    719-549-3076
    Shawna.Shoaf@pueblocc.edu

    Fremont Campus
    Mark Peacock
    719-296-6109
    Mark.Peacock@pueblocc.edu

  • Did You Know?

    The PCC – CSU-Pueblo Transfer Agreement allows AGS Mass Communications graduates to transfer to the Colorado State University - Pueblo Mass Communications department with a junior standing.

  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall & Spring

    Award: AGS

    Average Class Size: 18-20

    Program Length: 4-5 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Both

    Course Availability: Day & Some Online Courses

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont

  • Mass Communications Program
    Viral videos, breaking news, clever advertising, and sports broadcasting are a few topics included the exciting and continuously evolving fields of media and communications. Communications is an important component of many organizations and allows students for a variety of career opportunities from advertising and broadcasting, to public relations, journalism and New Media Technologies.

    Careers in mass communications are highly competitive and PCC offers an affordable way for students to begin their education. Discipline specific courses average 20 students and are taught with industry standard software and equipment.

    Career Information
    Bright Outlook.
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Media and Communications occupations are projected to have 27,000 new jobs nationally by 2024. The median annual wage of a media professional is $54,000. Career opportunities in media and communications have a broad range of specialties to choose from. Average growth in jobs over the next five years range from 2% to 12%, depending on the specific occupation in the field. Please research some of the career options below.

    Click the links below to access employment, wage, and career information. (National and state data provided by the US Dept. of Labor)

    Advertising and Promotions Managers
    Public Relations and Fundraising Managers  
    Reporters and Correspondents  
    Broadcast News Analysts  
    Public Relations Specialists  
    Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture  
    Film and Video Editors

      What Will I Learn
      This program teaches you to think critically and develops your skills in news writing, television/radio production, advertising, videography, and web design. Courses provide a solid foundation through a mixture of lecture and hands-on applications. A fully equipped video control room, non-linear editing suites, and a mobile production truck provide students with state-of-the-art facilities on and off campus.

      Degree
      The Mass Communications Associate of General Studies Degree is strictly intended for transfer to a four-year institution. Pueblo Community College has an Articulation Agreement with Colorado State University Pueblo allowing students to transfer with a Junior (third year) status. The AGS degree focuses on the completion of General Education requirements and exposure to foundational skills in communications and media techniques. See the AGS Curriculum link. Transferability of courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving university. Discuss options with the Department Chair.

      Our Experienced Faculty
      Instructors are professionals currently working for local media, broadcast, news organizations, or are entrepreneurs. Many instructors have 20+ years experience in related fields, bringing current and real world experience straight into the classroom.

      Our Cutting Edge Facilities
      Hands on Learning Employers Demand and You Deserve. The PCC Center for New Media at PCC provides opportunities for hands-on learning through work-study and internships that provide broadcasting experience for events important to Pueblo and surrounding communities.

      Next Steps
      Prospective students interested in the Mass Communications courses should begin by filling out a free Admissions Application online or go to the New Student Studio at PCC. Please contact the Department Chair to learn more and confirm your interest in the program.