Program Goals and Objectives
- To complete the seven knowledge and skills area of the SUNY General Education policy.
- To develop the student’s verbal, written, and visual communication skills and abilities within the framework of a liberal arts education.
- To prepare students for transfer to a four-year institution; although, some students seek immediate employment.
William Briggs ‘20
I really liked the mix of practical and classroom experience in the field of Communications. There was a really good balance of learning Communication theory in class, while also getting the chance to run an actual Public Relations campaign, participate in a newscast, work with a teleprompter, visit a radio station, create print ads, and write for a published newspaper. Niagara County Community College (NCCC) really was the ‘Smart Place to Start’ for me. The proximity to home as a commuter student was great, and you just cannot beat the value of a community college. I am two years into my college experience with no debt, and I could not have done that anywhere but NCCC. After graduation, I transferred to Niagara University and major in Communication Studies with a Theatre Studies minor.
Degree Program Learning Outcomes
The assessment of student learning outcomes is not only a key indicator of program effectiveness, it is also one of the standards of excellence identified by the Middle States Commission (Standard 5) and is required through the SUNY assessment initiative.
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Marissa Pytlak-Surdyke, Ph.D.
Division Office: 716-614-6460