Department of Communication
“Success in both personal and professional life is wholly dependent on the ability to craft effective messages through strategically appropriate channels and this is the central focus of the Department of Communication.” (Matthew T. Jones, Ph.D.)
Welcome to the new Department of Communication, where we prepare students for success in the global information economy, by combining practical skills in media production, journalism, public relations, and interpersonal communication with theoretical insights into the evolving nature of media, aesthetics, and human relationships.
By program completion, graduates will be prepared with what is perhaps the most valuable set of skills in the modern age: the ability to interpret and create effective messages in a variety of media forms while anticipating industry and social trends. This is why students of communication will be the leaders of the future.
Professor Matthew T. Jones
Chairperson, Department of Communication
Communication is a perennially popular major, one that is readily transferable to four-year schools, and provides great career opportunities.
In addition, in a study of projections of job growth 2004-2014, issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, nine careers in the communication field are expected to grow any- where from 14.2 percent to 23.2 percent, depending on the career.
Among those careers are the following:
New Media Production: Journalism, Web Design, Content Management, and Blogging.
Public & Organizational Communication: Public Relations: (Promotion, Strategic Communication, Crisis or Conflict Management); Public Speaking: (Speech Writing, and Political Messaging, Corporate Training); Advertising & Marketing: (Campaign & Creative Development, and Ad Sales); Social Media Management:(Network Development, Viral Marketing)
Media Research: Public Opinion Polling, Search Engine Optimization, Applied and Academic Research.
Broadcasting: Script Writing. Television, Radio, and Film Production.
Students in this program have had internships with 77WABC, Cablevision, Geffen Records, Giaranomo Productions, MSNBC, Morris Videoworks, NBC, WDHA, WMBC, WPLJ-FM, WWORTV, M&M Video Productions, CNBC, MTV Network, Wilray Audio Visual, Oxygen Media, WCBS-TV, Granada TV, Debar-Mercury, Goddess Connections, AMA Fight Club, Grafica Group, Green Room PR, and MSNBC.
Students in these programs have successfully transferred to Fairleigh Dickinson University; Montclair State University; William Paterson University; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; Seton Hall University; Cornell University; Hunter College; Marist College; Temple University; Syracuse University; San Francisco State University; Columbia College/Chicago; New York University; The New School and The School of Visual Arts.
College of Saint Elizabeth
CSE@CCM is a cooperative program between County College of Morris and Morristown's College of Saint Elizabeth to enable CCM graduates to earn their bachelor's degrees in selected majors while continuing their studies on the CCM campus.