Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 63/64 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

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This program encompasses a broad area of study that includes specific concentrations such as public speaking, interpersonal communication, small group communication, and intercultural communication as well as more applied concentrations in the areas of mass communication and media studies. Designed by the Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee (TAOC), the program allows graduates to seamlessly transfer their credits to select 4-year colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. Communication majors may find careers in a variety of fields including broadcast or recorded media, as a writer or editor, or as a photographer or news correspondent.

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Demonstrate successful oral communication skills.
  2. Demonstrate successful technological communication skills.  
  3. Demonstrate successful team communication skills.



Curriculum - First Year

First Semester - 16 Credits

CIST 100Introduction to Information Tech 3.00
COMM 201Public Speaking 3.00
COMM 210Understanding Media 3.00
WRIT 101English Composition 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 

Second Semester - 16 Credits

COMM 230Team Development 3.00
FILM 101Cinema As Art 3.00
LITR 210Concepts of Literature 3.00
 TAOC Category Four - 4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five - 3 credits 

Curriculum - Second Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

COMM 110Interpersonal Communication 3.00
FINE 105Digital Illustration 3.00
WRIT 201Creative Writing Workshop 3.00
LITR 208Drama Craft 3.00
 TAOC Category 3 - 3/4 credits 
 TAOC Category Five - 3 credits 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

COMM 120Social Media 3.00
FINE 220Digital Photography 3.00
MATH 126Statistics 4.00
SOCI 231Cultural Diversity in American Soci 3.00
 TAOC Category Six - 3 credits