Opportunities in the communication field are growing at a faster than average rate. Students who earn four-year degrees in communication may choose to work in such fields as media or broadcasting, journalism, public relations, marketing, education, or business leadership, among others. Degrees can be earned in any of these specializations at four-year colleges and universities.
The Communication Studies program at UCC prepares you for careers and transfer into four-year degree programs. You may choose from one of three program areas of concentration: journalism, public relations/general communication, or speech.
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University Transfer Programs
UCC offers a unique ability to earn both a certificate as well as an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Module at the same time, using many of the same courses. Financial aid students wishing to earn both a certificate as well as an AAOT must see their financial aid advisor for a certificate degree declaration timeline in order to avoid issues with federal financial aid.
One Year Completion Certificate (CC)
SP111 Public Speaking (f,w,s,su), SP105 Listening (w,s,su), SP112 Persuasion (f,w,s), VC121 Introduction to Desktop Publishing (f), CIS125H Writing Web Pages (f), J205 Public Relations (s), J211 Mass Communications (s),J251 Writing for the Media (f), J215 Journalism Production (2 credits, f) BA101 Introduction to Business (f,w,s,su), BA223 Principles of Marketing (3 credits), BA238 Salesmanship (f), WR121 Writing (f,w,s,su), MTH105 Contemporary Math OR HIGHER math class (w,s)
WR227 Technical Writing (f,w,s), SP105 Listening (f,w,s), SP112 Persuasion (f,w,s), SP219 Small Group Discussion (f,w,s), BA214 Business Communication (f,w,s) OR BA 165 Customer Service (f,w,s)
SP112 Persuasion (f,w,s), SP105 Listening (w,s, su), J251 Writing for the Media (f), J205 Public Relations (s), J211 Mass Communications (s), plus three additional credits in any of the following: J215 Journalism Production ( 1 – 3 credits, f, w, s), VC 121 Intro to Desktop Publishing (f), CIS 125H Writing Web Pages (f).
SP 237: Gender Communications
An examination of similarities and differences in male and female communication styles and patterns. Particular attention given to the implications of gender as social construct upon perception, values, stereotyping, language use, nonverbal communication, and power and conflict in human relationships. Discussion of influence of mass communication upon shaping and constructing male and female sex roles. Course fulfills block transfer and cultural diversity requirements and is transferable to state four-year university.
Three lecture hours per week, Fall term only
All students are welcome to participate or visit. This is a great opportunity for you to meet people, hone critical thinking skills, gain experience speaking, and assume leadership positions.
High School Students
Get a head start by becoming a dual credit student. Dual credit students attend UCC and high school at the same time! You can complete high school requirements, work on college prerequisites and earn credits towards a degree or certificate all at the same time.
First Generation College Students
Will you be the first in your family to go to college? Take advantage of the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP). It's FREE. The TOP program provides the extra help you will need to be successful at UCC so you can transfer smoothly to university studies.
Residents of WA, ID, NV, and CA
If you are from Washington, Idaho, Nevada, or California, you pay Oregon resident tuition rates. That's a big discount! You might also be interested in what life is like around UCC. Find out.
Money for College
Get access to millions of dollars that are available to students - not just loans. There are scholarships, grants and work study opportunities too! Every student can use money for college. It can help you to be more successful. Plus, it can lower your debt load when you finish college. Some students actually leave college debt-free! Here are some important sources of money for college. Don't let these opportunities for financial aid pass you by. Act now! Decide. Commit. Succeed.
- Pell Grants part of FAFSA (for undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need.)
- Federal Work Study part of FAFSA (Work on Campus. Get experience in the workforce.)
- Scholarships, OSAC, FAFSA, and more (Sources of money for college.)
- UCC Scholars (Tuition waiver for high school seniors with high GPAs.)
At UCC, you can earn a TWO-YEAR TRANSFER DEGREE for less than you'll pay for one year at a state university. Plus, UCC offers:
• Seamless, direct transfer degrees
• Expert faculty dedicated to teaching
• Personal attention and small class sizes
• In-person, online, and hybrid classes
Prospective students should contact an Enrollment Advisor to get started and then see a program advisor (below) to develop a more focused educational plan.
Amy Fair - Contact
Chair, Associate Professor, Humanities
Melinda Benton - Contact
Associate Professor, Communication