Mass Communications

Why PCC?

Careers in mass communications are highly competitive and PCC offers an affordable way for you to begin your education. Our discipline-specific courses average 20 students per class and are taught using industry standard software and equipment.

Our PCC Media Communications staff consists of professionals who are currently working for local media, broadcast and news organizations or are entrepreneurs. Many instructors have 20 or more years of experience in related fields, bringing current real-world experience straight into the classroom.

The PCC Center for New Media offers hands-on learning through work-study and internships, providing valuable broadcasting experience through the production of major events in Pueblo and the surrounding communities.

The Mass Communications Associate of General Studies degree is strictly intended for transfer to a four-year institution. The PCC Media Communications program maintains an articulation agreement with Colorado State University Pueblo, allowing students to transfer with junior (third-year) status after receiving an associate degree from PCC. The AGS degree focuses on the completion of General Education requirements and exposure to foundational skills in communications and media techniques. Transferability of courses to other institutions is at the discretion of the receiving university. 

PCC also offers a Broadcasting & Production Technology Certificate.

What will I learn?

This program teaches you to think critically and develops your skills in news writing, television/radio production, integrated marketing and advertising, videography, and web design. Our courses provide a solid foundation through a mixture of lecture and hands-on applications. Viral videos, breaking news, clever advertising and sports broadcasting are a few topics included the exciting and continuously evolving fields of media and communications. 

A fully equipped video control room, and a mobile production truck provide you with state-of-the-art learning facilities on and off campus. Several nonlinear editing suites offer you a diversity of experience in the changing field of communication. You will also gain experience in production and digital media through our media lab and the many volunteer opportunities we offer. 

Degree & Certificate Options in Mass Communications:

Mass Communications, AGS (with Transfer Articulation Agreement)

Award/Program Credits  60


Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Fremont Campus
Arts, Communication & Humanities
Course Availability
Program Start
Fall, Spring
Program Length
4 Semesters


Faculty / Department Chair
Shawna Shoaf
San Juan Building
Room 223