AA/AS Degree – Concentration in Communication

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as journalism, radio or television broadcasting, public relations, advertising, or forensics (speech). This program is part of the Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.


​Communication: 64 Credit Hours

Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
ENG101Composition I3
COM104Introduction to Human Communication3
SOC100Introduction to Sociology3
ENG141Introduction to Visual Communications3
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
COM210Small Group Communication3
COM103Speech Communication3
ENG102Composition II3
SOC110Contemporary Social Problems3
Lab Science4
Fall Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
COM110Interpersonal Communication3
DRM137Fundamentals of Acting3
Humanities & Fine Arts3
Non-Lab Science3
Spring Semester CoursesCredit Hrs.
PSY239Psychology of Personality & Adjustment3
PSY240Social Psychology3
Humanities & Fine Arts3
Health Science3

*Student should determine general education courses based on major and other requirements
**Students planning to enter teaching should follow recommendations in the education curriculum.
Students must complete at least one IAI approved math course. Science requirements include at least one IAI life science and one IAI physical science, and one of those must be a lab science. Additional math and/or science courses are needed to complete general education requirements for the AS degree.