FOCUS AREA DESCRIPTION
The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) with a focus in communication/journalism includes courses that are commonly required for these majors and meets lower division general education requirements at all Oregon public universities. COCC offers courses in public speaking, small group communication, interpersonal communication, as well as courses on the media, gender, intercultural communication, argumentation and journalism. One-credit, workshop style courses are also available for those who want to learn team skills, conflict management, listening skills and the basics of free expression. A degree in communication/journalism can lead to a career in teaching, the hospitality industry, broadcast and cyber media, human resources, business management, public relations, politics, law or the arts.