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  • Media Communications; Mass Communications
  • 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 43,200 new jobs nationally by 2026. The median annual wage of a media professional is $56,340. Career opportunities in media and communications have a broad range of specialties to choose from. Media and Communications occupations are projecting 6% growth in jobs over the next five years. 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 5%-9% growth by 2026
    Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 10%-14% growth by 2026
    Public Relations Specialists 5%-9% growth by 2026
    Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 5%-9% growth by 2026
    Film and Video Editors 15% or higher growth by 2026

      What Will I Learn
      This program teaches you to think critically and develops your skills in news writing, television/radio production, integrated marketing and 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.

      The Mass Communications Associate of General Studies Degree is strictly intended for transfer to a four-year institution. PCC Media Communications Programs maintains 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. Transferability of courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving university. Discuss potential opportunities and options with the Department Chair.

      Our Experienced Faculty
      Our PCC Media Communications’ staff consists of 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.