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 problemsand 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 in the Communication program earn the Associate of Arts, which prepares them for transfer to a four-year program. Students following the Communication transfer path enter transfer partner universities as a junior. Courses are available in-person (day and evening), hybrid (mixed in-person and online), and online. Many students take a combination of in-person, hybrid, and online courses as they successfully complete their Communication studies.
The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who do not have pre-existing college credit.
Currently, the program cost for an Associate of Art degree with emphasis in Communication is $5,125. This amount includes tuition and course fees for Communication courses. Communication course fees average $5 per class. Textbooks and course fees in other classes outside of the Communication program are not calculated. However, to assist our students, many Communication courses utilize Open Educational Resources and/or low-cost textbooks to minimize textbook costs.
8124 Associate of Arts (AA), Communication
- Mapping scheduled for the 2018-19 academic year