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Mass Communications

Program Overview

MCC Campus(es) and Contact(s):
MCC-Blue River: Richard Higgason, 816.604.6530
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley


There's more mass communication today than ever before, thanks to new, dynamic ways of interacting with the public.

If you can learn to be good at mass communications - with strong verbal and written communication skills, teamwork and leadership skills, and the ability to absorb large quantities of information quickly and sum it up succinctly - you'll make your mark in a wide ranging career field.

You may find employment in advertising, radio/TV broadcasting electronic media, journalism or public relations. Whatever field you choose, you'll have a distinct advantage when entering the job market, because you'll know how to communicate well.

Our mass communication courses include radio and television production, public relations, editing techniques and media internships. Our program is built around the Associate in Arts (AA) degree. This degree gives you a solid two-year background in general education courses that can transfer to a four-year institution. It also allows 17 hours of elective courses that let you focus on your specific mass communication interests.

Transfer Credits

While MCC does not offer a degree in this field, these lower division (freshman/sophomore level) courses move with you to a four year college or university and depending on your chosen major may apply toward your degree or as an elective. Check with your transfer school and your MCC academic advisor for the most accurate and timely transfer information.