Journalism

Journalism Degrees From Oklahoma City Community College

Build a network with top professionals in the media industry while earning your associate degree in journalism.

  • Overview

    If you want to become a good writer and storyteller with the ability to work for a newspaper or magazine or maybe even become the next best-selling author, an associate degree in arts in journalism is the right choice for you.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll focus on the study of writing news for the print and broadcast media and learn how to interview insightfully, write accurately and edit for clarity.

    You’ll take courses in journalism, photography, broadcasting and advertising in order to fully appreciate all the aspects involved in this industry. With this well-rounded foundation, you won’t just be job-ready; you’ll be sought after.

    Start writing your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Overview

    If you want to become a good writer and storyteller with the ability to work for a newspaper or magazine or maybe even become the next best-selling author, an associate degree in arts in journalism is the right choice for you.

    At Oklahoma City Community College, you’ll focus on the study of writing news for the print and broadcast media and learn how to interview insightfully, write accurately and edit for clarity.

    You’ll take courses in journalism, photography, broadcasting and advertising in order to fully appreciate all the aspects involved in this industry. With this well-rounded foundation, you won’t just be job-ready; you’ll be sought after.

    Start writing your future today! Complete an online community college admissions application.

  • Highlights

    Whether in print or on the air, news reporters and analysts gather and organize information and print and broadcast stories that inform the public about local, state, national and international events as well as the actions of public officials and others in positions of power.

    They are also at times called upon to present points of view on current issues.

    At OCCC, our journalism professors take you out into the field to cover court trials and to tour news outlets. You also have the opportunity to build a portfolio of published work by writing for the OCCC award-winning student newspaper, The Pioneer. In fact, you can work toward a staff position as a writer, editor, photographer, or advertising representative while you’re earning your degree. Imagine going out into the workforce with real-life journalism experience already on your resume!

    In the classroom, you’ll hear from special guest speakers who are working in the Oklahoma media market, and you’ll have the opportunity to network and connect with professionals in news, broadcasting, public relations and advertising before ever beginning your job search.

  • Degree Options

    Journalism Degrees at Oklahoma City Community College

    An associate degree in arts in journalism from OCCC will transfer easily the four-year college or university of your choice, which is recommended in order to compete in job market.





  • Courses

    Journalism Classes at Oklahoma City Community College

    Our highly experienced faculty know the importance and value of a hands-on education. That’s why, when you enroll in journalism classes at OCCC, you will not just be writing for class assignments but for submission to the award-winning OCCC student newspaper, The Pioneer.

    Here are some of the subjects you will study when you pursue an associate degree in journalism at OCCC:

    • News Writing
    • Magazine Feature Writing
    • Video Production
    • Introduction to Mass Communication
    • Audio Production
    • Advertising
    • Principles of Public Relations
  • Faculty
    M. Scott Carter

    M. Scott Carter


    Professor of Journalism

    A 6th-Generation Oklahoman, M. Scott Carter has worked as a journalist for more than 4 decades. Carter holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Northern Oklahoma College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Professional Writing from the University of Oklahoma. Carter has earned awards for his writing and photography from the Associated Press, the National Magazine Publishers Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Oklahoma Press Association. Carter is also a two-time finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. In 2012, his second novel, The Immortal Von B., was awarded the Oklahoma Book Award for YA Fiction. Carter also received Foreward Magazine’s Gold Award for YA Fiction and the Best YA Novel for 2012 from the National Association of Independent Book Publishers. Carter and his wife, Karen, have six children. They live in Oklahoma City.

     
    Mark Zindelo

    Mark Zindelo


    Professor of Mass Communication/Program Coordinator for Journalism, Broadcasting, and Public Relations

    Professor Zindelo has taught at OCCC since 1998. He loves learning about the world outside the Unites States and working with students from diverse nations.In his spare time he practices Tae Kwon Do, runs, reads books about spirituality, volunteers at his church and at the St. Vincent De Paul society, and watches Star Trek episodes while reading X-Men comics.Before teaching at OCCC Professor Zindelo was a reporter for newspapers across the Midwest including the Des Moines Register, Knoxville Journal and the National Examiner Tabloid. He once was almost hit by a can of creamed corn thrown by Clint Eastwood in anger.

     
  • After OCCC

    Competition remains fierce for jobs at large metropolitan and national newspapers, broadcast stations, and magazines. For many graduates, smaller publications and broadcast stations and online newspapers and magazines will provide the best opportunities.

    With the academic background and skills foundation you will gain in OCCC’s journalism program, you can look forward to a great career as a:

    • Reporter
    • Photographer
    • Author
    • Teacher
    • News commentator
    • Advertising executive
    • Public relations practitioner

    Visit OCCC’s online course catalog for full details on your journalism degree. You can also check the current community college class schedule for evening and online classes available in this academic program.




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