Many employers identify effective communication skills as the number one criterion for hiring. Communication courses provide you with opportunities to speak, listen, investigate, discuss, create and report. Becoming an effective communicator also involves creating engaging visual aids, developing a respect for cultural diversity, exploring important social issues and promoting the betterment of everyday life.
Classes include Oral Communications, Interpersonal Communications, Writing for the Media, Newspaper Production and Activism. Students of communication also have the opportunity to write for HCC's student-run newspaper, The Spectator.
A communication background serves as a basis of study in a variety of areas. With a degree in communications, you're able to enter a number of occupational fields, including:
- Community Relations
- Government/Social Services
- Marketing and Advertising
- Mass Media
- Not-for-Profit Organizations
- Public Relations/Publicity
Earn your Heartland degree and transfer to a four-year college or university:
If you plan to complete the first two years of study at Heartland and then continue your studies as a communication major at a four-year institution in Illinois, the Associate in Arts (AA) transfer preparation program is the path for you.