Thoughtful and clear communication skills are one of the most valued assets an employee can offer their organization. The career possibilities are endless — those who study communication can pursue careers in public relations, advertising, journalism, law, and business, to name just a few. The Communication program can help you get there.

Focusing on the dynamic blend of theory and practical experience, the program will provide you with a solid foundation of a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal, small group, intercultural, organizational, public, and professional speaking. You will be prepared to think critically, problem-solve, and make informed decisions in various scenarios.

After graduating from the program, you will be well-equipped to go to the next level and transfer to a university to achieve your bachelor’s or master's degree in communication. Sign up today to jump-start your future.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Associate Degrees and University Transfer
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Communication

SCC Program Description

Students with multiple interests and diverse talents will find Communication as the perfect major because the discipline provides theory, tools, and techniques for analyzing, managing, and improving communication in all areas of personal and professional interaction. Communication courses enable students to understand, analyze and respond to communication problems and opportunities, including public speaking, interpersonal relationships, small groups, and community, civic and cultural groups. Our communication courses provide students with opportunities to learn ways to respond in varied communication contexts through hands-on applications.

Students planning to major in Film Humanities are passionate about communication, knowledge about people and ideas, and understanding and expanding their world view. Film Humanities courses nurture open-mindedness and rigor. Through film, students learn to examine the common issues, ideas, and themes that run throughout different cultures and throughout human history. As a Film Humanities major, you will gain the ability to reason critically, communicate effectively, and make connections across broad fields of knowledge.

Students in the Film Humanities program earn the Associate of Arts, preparing them to transfer to a four-year program. Students following the Film Humanities transfer path enter transfer partner universities as juniors.

Course Format/Textbooks

Course Format/Textbooks

Classes are offered in various formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no-cost material your instructors provide. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.