Associate Degree

Communication

An affordable path to prepare for a career in the communication industry, this associate’s program transfers to a bachelor’s degree.

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The Communication program prepares students for a baccalaureate degree in communication at most four-year institutions by giving students a solid foundation in public speaking, communication skills, and communication theory, as well as a thorough understanding and analysis of the history and current trends in the communication marketplace. Students develop important critical and analytical thinking skills.

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AA Degree

Core Curriculum Requirements for the AS Degree

Communication Concentration Degree Requirements

Career Paths

Announcers
Announcers present music, news, and sports and may provide commentary or interview guests.
Editors
Editors plan, review, and revise content for publication.
Interpreters and Translators
Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language.
Public Relations Specialists
Public relations specialists create and maintain a positive public image for the clients they represent.
Technical Writers
Technical writers prepare instruction manuals, how-to guides, journal articles, and other supporting documents to communicate complex and technical information more easily.
Writers and Authors
Writers and authors develop written content for various types of media.

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Students will demonstrate the ability to comprehend and interpret communication texts.

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Students will develop effective public speaking skills.

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Students will demonstrate effective communication in writing.

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The Communication program prepares students for a baccalaureate degree in communication at most four-year institutions by giving students a solid foundation in public speaking, communication skills, and communication theory, as well as a thorough understanding and analysis of the history and current trends in the communication marketplace. Students develop important critical and analytical thinking skills.

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Program Benefits

Employers across the spectrum regularly list communication skills as one of the most important qualifications for their employees. Communication Studies degrees are a broad-based, solid foundation for many different areas in graduate school, as well. Communication Studies graduates who complete their bachelor’s degree are working in a wide variety of careers in business, industry, government, nonprofit organizations or human services. With careful planning and advisement, a graduate can also pursue an advanced degree in an area that requires excellent communication such as law, social work, clinical psychology, business administration, and high school or university teaching.

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Program Cost

Average Cost for Degree:
$13,230 – $14,700

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Humanities and Education Division Chair:

Degree Program Coordinator:
Angela Gosier (Williams), awilliams@gmc.edu

Division Chair:
AnaLisa Ciuffetelli, aciuffetelli@gmc.edu

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Oct 19, 2022

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Oct 19, 2022

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