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What will I learn?

Get hands-on learning from Day 1. You can take classes in a wide range of media areas, including:

  • Producing news and sports segments for television or radio
  • Creating professional-level public relations campaigns
  • Writing eye-catching and engaging advertising pieces
  • Capturing news-making events with photography and video
  • Working with real-world PR and social media clients
  • Writing and reporting for print, broadcast and digital media
  • Speaking and body language for effective communication

Round out your education with classes in mass media, international media and promotional writing.

Put what you learn in the classroom into creating pieces for various campus media. Write for the Campus Ledger, the College’s student-run online news outlet. Produce or serve as anchor for the Cav Report, broadcast throughout the campus daily. Apply for the many internship opportunities available or immerse yourself in deeper learning with faculty-directed independent study.

Why JCCC?

You’ll work in our fully student-run media studios using the same industry standard cameras, recording soundboards and film and photography editing equipment you’ll find in newsrooms around the country.

You’ll get experience working with real business clients, advising them on public relations programming and social media campaigns.

Even as a freshman, in JCCC's program, you can get supervised on-the-job training and earn college credit at the same time. It's the kind of opportunity that our former students say is invaluable, and you can't get it in your first year—or sometimes even the second—at many four-year schools.

Jana Corrie, JCCC graduate and co-anchor, KMBC-TV

“JCCC gave me direction and my career path.”

Most media careers require a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited four-year school. You can transfer up to 12 Journalism and Media Communications credits from JCCC to the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Washburn University and other four-year schools.

Watch our department video to learn more.

The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on the careers involving journalism. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas, including salary information and job prospects.


Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.