Mass Communication • Public Relations • Public Speaking
Key Program Features
In this era of the information age, exceptional communication skills are key to landing a good job and helping an organization succeed. A degree in communication can offer a variety of career opportunities and lead to jobs in many different industries. Students can work as a blogger, event planner, human resources specialist, news journalist, professional speaker, public relations specialist, social media specialist, speech writer, teacher/professor, writer, plus many other careers.
Job potential and salaries in the communication field vary. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the employment of media and communication occupations is expected to grow 4 percent through 2024. In May 2016, the salary for writers/authors was $61,240; public relations specialists was $58,020; reporters, correspondents and news analysts was $38,870; and announcers was $30,830.
LLCC offers the following program to prepare students to transfer seamlessly to a four-year institution. Read more about the required courses in these communication programs:
Time to completion: 2 years
This program is appropriate for students seeking knowledge of and improvement in speech communication skills, as well as those specializing in this area.
Related to your interest in communication, LLCC also offers an associate degree in journalism.
Investment in Your Future
Communication courses have standard tuition rates. For the 2021-2022 academic year (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022), these courses have an in-district rate of $134.50 per credit hour. Get more information on tuition and fees.
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Questions about the programs? For more information, call LLCC Arts and Communication at 217-786-2286.
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