Communications & Journalism
Communication is a broad field that covers mass media, journalism, advertising, and public relations. Our classes are taught by professors who have years of experience in their fields and prepare our students to start careers immediately after graduation, or continue their education at a four-year university.
What our Students Say
"Being a part of TJC’s Journalism department was my first experience in journalism ever - my foundation was really built there. My involvement with The Apache Pow Wow (now The DrumBeat) was a resume builder that I used to get accepted into internship programs and ultimately into the journalism school at TCU."
Assistant Editor, ESPN Digital - Social/Viral Content
"The TJC Journalism Department provided me not only with the communication skills to be successful in a variety of mediums, but also with the management skills to pursue and excel in leadership positions. The department also helped me secure internships in different positions and industries that provided valuable insight into which career path was best for me."
Digital Media Specialist, Space Center Houston
Advertising / Public Relations (AA)
Our Public Relations and Advertising degree is an ideal choice if you are a go-getter, take initiative and are exceptional at multitasking. With our program, you will learn how to operate in a professional environment while executing public relations plans or strategies and developing advertising messages.
Journalism / Mass Communication (AA)
Journalism/Mass Communication is a thrilling and dynamic career that is essential to the livelihood of a progressive and knowledgeable society. We offer you a unique educational experience by teaching you the general media literacy skills required in our media-saturated society as well as specific skillsets applicable to the emerging technologically driven marketplace. Start getting your firsthand job experience at TJC with our student publication and web site, The DrumBeat.
Radio & TV Broadcasting / Broadcast Journalism (AA)
Our Broadcasting Journalism degree program teaches you how to use modern digital communication tools which combine responsible reporting practices and the latest multimedia technologies to create stories that enlighten, engage and influence a global audience. Gain expert knowledge about the industry and get significant hands-on training with our student media outlet, The Drumbeat.
Multimedia Marketing and Production (AAS)
If the technical side of film and video production interests you, then an associate’s degree from our multimedia marketing and production program is perfect for you. We offer you a combination of hands-on production classes, professional development classes and first-hand job experiences with our student publications. Learn a little bit of everything in our Multimedia Marketing and Production program and jump one step further than the competition.
Media Sales (Certificate)
The Media Sales certificate program will teach you the ins and outs of sales in the media industry. Marketing and selling products and services in today’s global business environment requires someone who can stay current with advancing technology platforms, new media and more.
Media Technology (Certificate)
Our program and faculty with real-world industry experience will teach you everything you need to know to earn entry-level employment as a sound technician, camera operator or broadcast technician.