Communications and journalism courses are perhaps
the most practical and beneficial classes a student will ever take.
Association of Colleges and Employers stresses that out of all
the fundamental skills that recruiters seek in job candidates, at
the top of the list--was communication—oral and written.
Students learn to gather, write, and edit accurate news and information.
Emphasis is placed on both small group and individual presentations,
skills learned in these courses will empower students to be successful
in other college course work, and in their personal lives.
The Mass Communications program combines classroom experiences
and hands-on involvement, including the chance to contribute to a
bi-weekly newscast and The Cowley Press student newspaper
and its corresponding online edition at www.cowleypress.com.
The curriculum includes courses in photography, broadcasting,
news reporting and public relations, as well as opportunities for
training in advertising and multimedia presentations for the web.
Students who have selected a transfer college should consult the
catalog of that school and an academic advisor for that college's
In Cowley's mass communications curriculum, incoming freshmen
can immediately contribute to student broadcasts and publications,
and all staff members have access to the production labs and broadcast
Mass Communications students at Cowley have the flexibility to
incorporate into their program the types of work they are interested
in, while learning the basic fundamentals needed to prepare them
for a four-year college/university or employment. Students interested
in public relations have the opportunity to work on marketing projects
for local businesses to gain practical experience in this arena.
Additional training is available through the internship program
which allows students to work for area news agencies while receiving
In addition, these skills will help make students more marketable
in the work force. A communication component is required for all
AA and AS degrees, and courses easily transfer to other universities
The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in mass communications
from Cowley offers an introduction to various types of media. Broadcasting,
marketing, and public relations all provide different opportunities
in the field of communications for the students to get practical,
The Mass Communications degree allows the student to examine many
variations in the form of electives. Students have 23 hours of
electives to fulfill and can choose from a variety of fields such
as broadcasting, public relations, marketing, and journalism.
The Associate of Arts degree earned at Cowley provides a sound academic base
for further study at a four-year school. With the completion of the general
education requirements at Cowley, students can specialize in their chosen
area when they transfer to a four-year college or university.
Mass Media and
Digital Photography MCM2430
to Computer Graphics CGA2013
to Digital Imaging CGA2030
to Broadcasting MCM2726
and Society MCM2411
Public Speaking MCM2720
to Public Relations MCM2727
of Marketing BUS1430
I, II, III, IV (1 hour each)
For more information contact:
Meg Smith, Director
Student Publications Advisor
Cowley County Community College
125 S. Second
Arkansas City, KS 67005