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Mass Communication

We live in a time when news, information, and advertising are on a 24/7 schedule. Podcasts, blogs, newscasts, social media—content is king and you want to be part of it. You love the fast pace and the energy that surrounds the production as well as the result. You want to be where things are happening—and be the first to share it with the world.

At Harford Community College, we offer degree and certificate programs that prepare you not only for the media world but to successfully transfer your curiosity and skills to a four-year institution or the workforce.

Program Overview

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Associate of Applied Science
Certificate

NO. OF CREDITS
Associate of Applied Science: 60
Certificate: 30
CONTACT
Journalism/New Media and Advertising:
Claudia Brown
443.412.2126
clbrown@harford.edu

Production and Announcing in the Electronic Media:
Wayne Hepler
443.412.2358
whepler@harford.edu

Admissions
443.412.2109
ACCREDITATION
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

 

Harford's small, student-centered, and flexible learning class options are the ideal learning environment for your journalism/new media and advertising studies.

What kind of courses   can I expect to take?

Develop a strong background in journalism/new media and advertising through required courses and electives like these at Harford:

  • TELEVISION STUDIO PRODUCTION
    INTRODUCTION TO JOURNALISM
    INTRODUCTION TO ELECTRONIC MEDIA
    DIGITAL FOUNDATIONS
    AUDIO PRODUCTION
    VIDEO PRODUCTION AND EDITING
    MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
    INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA

WHAT CAN I DO WHEN I COMPLETE THIS PROGRAM?

With a degree in Mass Communication from Harford, you can prepare for transfer to a four-year institution to complete your bachelor's degree and/or enter the workforce in entry-level employment in social media, new media, marketing, advertising, and media sales.

Top Transfer Destinations
  • University of Baltimore
  • Towson University
  • Frostburg University
  • Stevenson University
  • University of Maryland
Potential Careers
  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Account Executive
  • Digital/Social Media Strategist
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Announcer
  • Videographer

WHO TEACHES THIS PROGRAM?

At Harford, our award-winning full-time and adjunct faculty bring a wealth of industry and classroom experience to professionally mentor and guide you through your program.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You've taken your first step into a larger world of possibility for you and your future. Now is the time! Reach out and apply, request more information, or visit our campus.