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Mass Communications

  • Explore the world of mass communication

  • Classes in Mass Communications prepare students for careers in journalism and a variety of media platforms including web, print, audio and video. Students will explore new technology issues, current events, and the importance of diversity and ethics in media writing.

    Transfer agreement with USF

    While SPC does not offer a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, we have an articulation agreement with the University of South Florida (USF) for students who earn an Associate in Arts transfer degree. SPC students can satisfy USF prerequisites by taking the following classes: 

    Internship opportunities

    A Mass Communications internship at St. Petersburg College is a supervised, practical learning experience in the workplace that provides an opportunity to apply, connect and extend academic theory and competencies to build professional skills and networks. Unlike many programs, SPC students have the opportunity to participate in Mass Communications internships giving them valuable work experience. Students who aren't sure which area of the mass media they want to focus on can explore internships in different fields.

    When you register for a Mass Communications (MMC) class, an internship instruction sheet will be posted under lessons in ANGEL. Or you can contact our Collegewide Internship Office for details.

  • Mass Communications classes can help satisfy the general education requirements for the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree or meet the common prerequisites for your chosen four-year major.

    Course offerings

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    Other related classes

    Other classes you can take that will help prepare you for a career in Mass Communications include:

  • Mass Communications classes can serve as the foundation for advanced degrees and professions such as teaching, writing, publishing and journalism. Learn more about careers in media and communications or explore other career resources below.
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    • SPC's Career Services 
    • My Career Shines - Plan your future with MyCareerShines from the Florida Department of Education
    • SPC Career Pathways - A partnership between SPC and the Pinellas County School Board that gives high school students free college credit for high school and technical programs.

    By the numbers

    • Occupational Outlook Handbook – Job profiles covering hundreds of occupations from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics
    • Career One Stop - Tools for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals from the U.S. Department of Labor
    • What People Are Asking - Florida job and wage data for specific areas from Florida's Labor Market Statistics Center
  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Joseph LeopoldDean, CommunicationsCLLeopold.Joseph@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3719
    Shirley OakleyChair, CommunicationsCLoakley.shirley@spcollege.edu727-791-5904
    Laura SmithChair, CommunicationsTSsmith.laura@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5795
    Lillien TuncerenChair, CommunicationsSETunceren.Lillien@spcollege.edu(727) 791-2663
  • Communications Department
    2465 Drew Street
    Clearwater, FL 33765
    Phone: 727-791-2609
    FAX: 727-791-5907