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The world of communications is changing rapidly. It’s more important than ever to be informative, engaging, and trustworthy. At San Jacinto College, we’ll teach you the fundamentals of communication industries and content generation. Our hands-on program will prepare you to work in this exciting field.

Program at a Glance

Earning Potential

  • Public relations specialists: $62,598
  • Reporters / Correspondents: $54,664
  • Media and communication: $36,557
  • Advertising sales agents: $85,379
  • Proofreaders: $38,061

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages

Career Opportunities

With a degree in communications, you can find a career as a:

  • Reporter
  • Assistant news producer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Advertising sales / account manager
  • Creative artist / designer in advertising
  • Copy editor
  • Social media manager
  • Production assistant / manager in television or film



Communications, AA

This Associate of Arts degree prepares you to transfer to a 4-year college or university.Our program teaches you the fundamentals of public speaking, debate, and professional speech. You will master interpersonal communication by learning how to interpret voice, dictation, and body language. Start here, and there is no limit to where you can go.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in four terms.

Study Narrow or Broad

Our communications program prepares you to transfer to a four-year university. There are two ways you can choose classes that set you up for a smooth transfer. 
Transfer Information

This is a great option if you’re not sure where you want to transfer to after San Jac. You’ll take the required courses for your degree here, and we’ll help you choose additional classes that universities typically want you to have completed.

Transfer Agreements
If you know where you want to transfer to, we’ll work with that university to create a transfer plan for you. This transfer plan will include classes your selected university wants you to take. Our transfer agreements with other schools make it easy for you to plan your educational path.

Extra, extra!

The San Jacinto Times
As a communications major, you’ll get the opportunity to work on The San Jacinto Times, the student publication at the College. Take a peek at the newspaper and see for yourself the exciting possibilities that await you!

A Great Community

Morghan Holmes
One of my friends suggested that I look at San Jac for my education. I started doing my research, and I really liked the overall community and the atmosphere. I liked everything that the College offered, and I knew it was the place for me. After San Jac, I plan to transfer to Texas Southern University.”
Morghan Holmes

Contact Us

Want to learn more about the Communications program? Reach out and let us know.
Todd Allison
Dept Ch, Arts/Comm/Phys Educ
(281) 998-6150x1376