Journalism and Communication
At CPCC, students can be classified as a Pre-Communication major or as a Pre-Mass Comm/Journalism (because a major in Communication requires a 4-year degree).The Pre-Communication (A1010O) or Pre-Mass Communication/Journalism major (A1010W) leads to many potential job opportunities. Consult a faculty advisor or a Career Services Counselor about what you can do with a degree in the Communication field.
Communication Courses & Prerequisites
Public Speaking is what many people may think of first when they think about studying communication. Learning to address a group is one of many valuable skills that students of communication will develop, but communicating effectively involves both verbal and nonverbal communication skills. CPCC's Communication department offers a variety of courses where students can learn about many facets of communication including public speaking, persuasion, mass communication as well as interpersonal, nonverbal and intercultural communication. We recommend you check the current course catalog.
Join the Honor Club
The CPCC Communication faculty offers an honor club for those students interested in pursuing communication. The National Communication Association granted CPCC its Sigma Chi Eta charter. Interested students must have 9 semester hours completed (approximately three communication classes) and a 3.0 GPA. If you meet these requirements and would like to learn more about being a member of Sigma Chi Eta, please contact your Communication Instructor or the Sigma Chi Eta Faculty Advisor.