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Communication Associate in Arts

This program is designed to provide the student with a broad base of communication classes that will provide training for entry into occupations in which verbal skills are important. Major requirements for the four-year degree in Communication vary from institution to institution. Students should consult the catalog of the transfer institution for specific requirements.

Career Opportunities

Advertising Assistant
Arts Administrator1
College Professor1
Public Relations Assistant
Sales Manager


Bachelor’s Degree or higher required.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. Exhibit the ability to listen actively.
  2. Critically evaluate oral and written messages in order to assess credibility and validity.
  3. Practice perspective-taking so as to display other-centered communication within and across diverse communities.
  4. Appraise the strengths, limitations and consequences of the use of the various communication methods.
  5. Demonstrate confident and competent use of language and nonverbal communication.

Associate Degree Major Requirements

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

COMM-120Interpersonal Communication3
COMM-122Public Speaking3
COMM-137Critical Thinking in Group Communication3
Select two of the following:6
Intercultural Communication
Communication Studies: Health and Wellness
Global Communication
Communication Studies: Race and Ethnicity
Communication Studies: Race and Ethnicity
Mass Media and Society
Select three units from the following:3
Advanced Public Speaking
Oral Interpretation of Literature
Readers Theatre
Speech and Debate Competition I
Speech and Debate Competition II
Speech and Debate Competition III
Speech and Debate Competition IV
Total Units21

Plus General Education and Elective Requirements