Communication and Journalism Courses

Central Piedmont offers a variety of communication courses and journalism courses for general education, core, and elective credit. While no communication and journalism degrees are currently offered, these courses meet the needs and interests of students working towards a degree, diploma, or certificate, those who plan to transfer to four-year institutions, visiting students who wish to transfer credit back to their home institution, and others who are just interested in communication or journalism.

What You Will Learn

From intercultural communication to debate and the relationship between mass media and the public, knowing how to effectively communicate is key in any workplace and can demonstrate to employers strong leadership and critical thinking abilities. Public speaking is what many people may first think of when they think about studying communication or journalism, but communicating effectively involves both verbal and nonverbal communication skills. Learning to address a group is just one of many valuable skills that you will develop in communication and journalism courses. You will learn about many facets of communication, including: 

  • public speaking
  • persuasion
  • mass communication

Learn More about Central Piedmont General Education Requirements

Why Choose Central Piedmont

We offer all students a real-world, hands-on, well-rounded education in order to provide the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed in any career.

Save money by taking communication and journalism courses at Central Piedmont. Learn how much it costs to attend Central PiedmontFinancial aid and scholarships are available.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

What We Offer

  • Available Courses, Locations, and Delivery Methods

    For detailed information on communication and journalism courses at Central Piedmont, visit the college catalog. To meet the needs of our diverse student population, we offer some communication and journalism courses online. Course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm where and how (in-person, online, or combined) courses are available for upcoming semesters.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer communication and journalism course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career & College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Course Requirements

    • Students are required to submit speeches even if they are enrolled in an online/teleweb section. Since public speaking must be done in front of an audience for it to be "public", students must submit speeches in front of an audience. students are given the options of assembling their own audience (each instructor determines the size of the audience required,) recording their speech, and submitting a recorded copy to their instructor; or attending a speaking group on a Central Piedmont campus arranged by the instructor.
    • Course material will be based in the textbooks, and it is to the advantage of a student to purchase the book required for the course. If you cannot afford to purchase a textbook, all Central Piedmont libraries on all campuses have textbooks on reserve. You cannot check the textbook out and take it home, but you can have access to it in the library.
    • Only students who need a specific course to graduate from Central Piedmont that semester will be given permission to register for a full class section. If that is your situation, have your faculty advisor email Theresa Russo confirming your status. Please do not ask for permission to enroll in a full class if you are not scheduled to graduate this semester from Central Piedmont. If you need the class to meet transfer requirements (MCR), you are not considered “scheduled to graduate.”
    • Permission to register for a class after its start date will be granted only if seats are available in the section. The instructor for the class must contact Theresa Russo indicating their permission.
  • Explore Careers

    Taking communication and journalism courses at Central Piedmont can give you the knowledge and foundation you need to succeed in a variety of careers. Visit Career Coach for detailed career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.