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Walla Walla Community College

Why Choose WWCC for Communications?

The way information is shared and received plays a vital role in our world. If you care about telling stories, driving social change and shaping public opinion, then this program is for you. Your classes will prepare you to transfer to a four-year college. And you’ll start gaining the skills for a career in media, public relations, human resources, marketing or more.

Careers in Communications

Let Your People Skills Shine

Good writers and speakers are needed in just about every field. Your training could take you to a marketing job. You could work for a chamber of commerce. You could sway hearts and minds in the nonprofit world. You could recruit and retain talent for a business. Or you could explore jobs in TV, radio or print news. Plus, a Communication Studies degree can prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields out there, like market research or event planning.

Certificates & Degrees in Communication Studies

When you earn your associate degree at WWCC, you can transfer with junior standing to a four-year college. It’s a smart way to save. Our degree can prepare you for majors like Communication Studies, Rhetoric, Marketing, Media Studies and more.

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Communication Studies Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • Develop and employ verbal and nonverbal skills essential for communicating, oral presentations, and effectively building relationships with others.
  • Utilize appropriate listening techniques.
  • Formulate and demonstrate the process of designing a successful oral presentation from outline to delivery.
  • Identify and describe the ethics of public speaking.
  • Identify, define, and demonstrate effective interpersonal skills.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

Other Information

The Communication Studies Department supports students’ efforts to fulfill degree requirements by offering a required course in public speaking.

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