Overview of Journalism & Communications
Kilgore College has one of the most outstanding communications and journalism programs in the nation and offers both general education and an array of communications courses to prepare students for transfer to universities offering Advertising/Public Relations, Journalism/Mass Communication, and Radio & Television Broadcasting/Broadcast Journalism programs.
The Flare is Kilgore College's award-winning student-produced weekly campus newspaper. The Flare consistently wins top honors in competitions, including those of the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the Texas Community College Journalism Association, the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, and Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Flare students have won more than 1,000 individual awards for their writing, designs and photographs. The Flare and Ranger Yearbook have been stepping stones to success for hundreds of KC alumni who have become outstanding writers, editors and photojournalists.
What do graduates of the program do?
If a student wants to major in journalism or communications, Kilgore College is the place to be.
Kilgore College offers general education requirements necessary to apply to a university offering a degree in Journalism and related Communication fields.
What is the job outlook for graduates?
Employment in the journalism field is expected to grow slower than the average through 2012.
What kind of salary can graduates expect?
According to the Occupational Handbook published by the U.S. Department of Labor, salaries for news analysts, reporters and correspondents very widely. Annual salaries range from $19,180 to $73,880, with median annual earnings of $46,710. Median annual earnings of news analysts, reporters and correspondents were $48,790 in radio and television broadcasting and $31,690 in newspaper, periodical, book and directory publishers.
How long does it take to complete the program?
This is a two-year program.