Message from the Curriculum Chair
The Associate of Science Degree in Journalism at Westchester Community College prepares students to transfer to four-year degree programs in journalism. Students enrolled in the program acquire a solid basis in the liberal arts, journalism history and theory, news literacy, newsgathering, reporting, editing, ethics, multimedia storytelling, digital news production, and social media literacy. Students may also choose from a wide range of electives, including courses in communications, entrepreneurship, radio and television announcing, radio and television production, digital video camera operation, digital audio and video editing, website development, management, and data-analytics.
Our program provides students opportunities to apply journalistic techniques in storytelling using emerging multimedia technology across multiple-platform news delivery systems.The main campus in Valhalla features two state-of-the-art, cross-platform Communications & Journalism Innovation labs with the latest audio-visual equipment for full multimedia production.
Transfer agreements have been secured with SUNY Purchase, Mercy and Lehman College and proposed with City College, Pace University, New York University, and SUNY Stony Brook.
Westchester Community College’s proximity to the media capital of the world provides unique opportunities for students to study and intern both in Westchester and New York City. Students in the journalism program gain valuable experience and internship credits as news staff for student media on campus including the award-winning student newspaper The Viking News, vikingnews.com, WARY 88.1FM, and WCC-TV.
Information about the chair
Office location: HAAB – Room #222
Title(s): Instructor; Curriculum Chair (Journalism)
Department/Division: Communications, Media Arts, Journalism
Tanvir Rahman Toy, Curriculum Chair, came to Westchester Community College in the Fall of 2019. Before coming to the College, he was an adjunct at City University of New York, Queens College for several years. His career experience is mostly in video and television production. He has done editing, directing, and producing at places like MLB Network, CUNY TV, Reason TV, and PBS.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from CUNY, Queens College and his Masters in Fine Arts from CUNY, Brooklyn College.
He has taught courses such as Understanding Mass Media, Broadcast Production, Radio Production, Radio & TV Announcing, and TV Production here at Westchester Community College.
In addition to his teaching, Tanvir has contributed to various college committees including the Middle States Self-Study Faculty Subcommittee, as well as the Academic Communities (a.k.a., meta majors) discussion.
- B.A., Media Studies, Queens College
- M.F.A., Television Production, Brooklyn College
- COMM 101: Understanding Mass Media
- COMM 116: Radio Production
- COMM 117: Radio & TV Production
- COMM 119: Broadcast Production (Asynchronous)
- COMM 121: TV Production
Program Learning Outcome
About Westchester Community College
Nearly 33% of Westchester Community College students receive some form of financial aid. Financial Aid is available to students who qualify. In addition, the Westchester Community College Foundation offers $1.6 million in scholarships annually.
The Westchester Community College Athletic Department sponsors thirteen different intercollegiate athletic teams in various sports. The roster of sports offered includes Men’s Baseball, Women's Softball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Bowling, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country, Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Track and Field, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball. Visit the Vikings Athletics website for schedules, reports, and more.
We’re accessible: Public transit-friendly main campus and extension locations. Online classes for wherever you are. Valhalla (main campus); extension sites in New Rochelle, Mount Vernon, Yonkers, Shrub Oak, Mahopac, Ossining, Port Chester and Peekskill (Center for the Digital Arts) and White Plains (Center for the Arts).
Internship Instructor/Coordinator: Eric Luther
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Manhattanville College
- Marymount Manhattan
- Mercy College
- Lehman College
- Pace University
- SUNY New Paltz
Transfer agreements vary by school, details are available online. After successfully completing your studies at Westchester Community College you can transfer almost anywhere, in-state or out-of-state. NYS residents are also guaranteed admission to a SUNY four-year campus.
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