Communication (Human Communication/Journalism/Multimedia) | Casper College, Wyoming

Communication (Human Communication/Journalism/Multimedia)

Photo of oral communication lab at Casper College

PICTURED HERE: The Oral Communication Lab is equipped with technology to record presentations and develop electronic visual aids.

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.

Employment info

Learn more about wage ranges and general occupational info for these jobs in Wyoming and across the U.S.: journalists (radio and television announcersreporters and correspondentseditors, producersphotographerscamera operators), creative writers, search marketing strategists, public relations specialistsmarketing managersadvertising sales agentstelecommunication engineering specialists, clergy, religous activities and education directors, administrative services managers, teacher assistants, and training and development managers.

Degree info

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

Attending your dream university starts right here at CC

A transfer agreement is available for this degree.

Students who choose CC for their first two years of college are prepared to transfer and finish their degrees anywhere in the world. Learn how you can earn a bachelor's, master's, or even your doctorate through one of our university partnerships with schools from across the country. View our university partnerships and transfer agreements.

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
Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Office: LH 166
307-268-2221

Faculty

Terry Rogers, Department Chair
307-268-2648
KT 144

Doug Hall, Director of Forensics and Oral Communication Lab
307-268-2496
KT 146

Peter Van Houten
307-268-2375
LH 151B

Grant Wilson
307-268-2390
KT 144