Communication

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Communication is the basis for all relationships and is the key to success in our personal, social, and professional lives.  A Communication degree helps students further develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of areas within the discipline.

The Associate of Arts in Communication is designed so students may choose the emphasis area that best suits their needs and interests.

Students may choose to focus on one of three emphasis areas in the communication field:

  • Human Communication
  • Journalism
  • Multimedia

The Human Communication emphasis focuses on human communication theory and research, as well as applied skills in diverse communication settings and interactions, preparing students for any profession or career or for transfer to a four-year institution. The Human Communication emphasis is relevant for those seeking careers or further education in administration, business, counseling, education, health services, leadership, the ministry, and government and social services, to note a few. 

The Journalism emphasis offers crucial foundation courses that prepare students for a print media career or for further study in Journalism at a four-year institution. 

A third choice is the Multimedia emphasis which offers students flexibility in their course of study with courses that give students a foundation for a career or for further study in print, video, radio, and/or web media, depending on the students’ interests and needs.

All emphasis areas offer students opportunities for skill development in workshops, in cooperative learning courses, and in service learning experiences.

Degree info

For requirements and more information about these programs, view their listings in the course catalog:

Activities at CC

In addition to excellent classes, the Communication department offers a variety of activities for students and faculty:

  • A nationally ranked forensics program affiliated with Phi Rho Pi, Cross-Examination Debate Association, American Forensics Association and National Parliamentary Debate Association
  • Chinook student newspaper
  • Internships at local TV and radio stations, and newspapers
  • Faculty Associations - Western States Communication Association, Phi Rho Pi, AFA, PBA.

Contact

Academic Assistant, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: LH 166
307-268-2368
Department Chair;
Communication Instructor - Department Chair, Center for Learning Through Service Program Director and Oral Communication Lab Director
Office: KT 143
307-268-2390
Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Science
Office: LH 166
307-268-2221

Faculty

Gretchen Wheeler, Department Chair and Oral Communication Lab
307-268-2390
KT 143

Doug Hall, Director of Forensics
307-268-2496
KT 146

Jordan Johnson, Assistant Director of Forensics
307-268-2875
KT 145

Terry Rogers
307-268-2648
KT 144

Peter Van Houten
307-268-2375
LH 151B

Gretchen Wheeler
307-268-2390
KT 143