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College of the Desert’s Mass Communication program offers an Associate of Arts degree in Communication, Journalism, and Mass Communication. Students earning an associate’s degree in one of these disciplines are well prepared for career fields in radio broadcasting, journalism, and motion picture, television, and video production. Students may also choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree. Transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities tend to vary from institution to institution; students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university. For more information please call (760) 773-2574.
 
 
 
 
JOURNALISM A.A. DEGREE
and Transfer Preparation
 
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
MC 1 Intro to Mass Media 3
J 3A News Reporting & Writing 3
J 4A Basic Newspaper Production 3
J 4B Intro to Newspaper Editing and Design 3
J 4C Intro to Newspaper Management 3
J 10 Magazine Writing & Production 3
RTV 5 Radio & Television Writing 3
  Required Subtotal 21
  CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 38-41
  Kinesiology (PE) Activities 2
  DEGREE TOTAL 61-64
 
 
 
 
MASS COMMUNICATION A.A. DEGREE
and Transfer Preparation
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
MC 1 Intro to Mass Media 3
J 3A News Reporting & Writing 3
Five (5) courses from the following:
MC 5 Introduction to Public Relations 3
J 4A Basic Newspaper Production 3
J 4B Intro to Newspaper Editing and Design 3
J 4C Intro to Newspaper Management 3
​RTV 2​ ​Radio & TV Announcing ​2
​RTV 5​ ​Radio Television Writing ​3
​RTV ​7 ​Introduction to Radio Production ​3
​RTV ​10 ​Basic Motion Picture/TV Production ​3
​RTV ​11 ​Motion Picture/TV Production ​3
  Required Subtotal 20-21
  CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 38-41
  Kinesiology (PE) Activities 2
  DEGREE TOTAL 60-64