Communication

Communication

Thoughtful and clear communication skills are one of the most valued assets an employee can offer their organization. The career possibilities are endless — those who study communication can pursue careers in public relations, advertising, journalism, law, and business, to name just a few. The Communication program can help you get there.

Focusing on the dynamic blend of theory and practical experience, the program will provide you with a solid foundation of a variety of communication contexts, including interpersonal, small group, intercultural, organizational, public, and professional speaking. You will be prepared to think critically, problem-solve, and make informed decisions in various scenarios.

After graduating from the program, you will be well-equipped to go to the next level and transfer to a university to achieve your bachelor’s or master's degree in communication. Sign up today to jump-start your future.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Transfer Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or transfer options is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Communication program
Name Type Title Courses
Academic Certificate AC Communication Competence in the Workplace
Academic Certificate AC Communication Skills for Non-Native English Speakers
Academic Certificate AC Oral Communication Fluency for Non-Native English Speakers

Transfer Degree

Want to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Save money by starting at MCC in manageable, small classes taught by renowned faculty. Our transfer pathways with Arizona universities help you achieve two goals: completing an associate’s degree while also staying on track to earn a bachelor’s degree at your transfer destination. MCC’s university partnerships throughout the nation assure your seamless transition toward a four-year degree.

A list of available transfer degree options for the Communication program
At MCC, get an... Emphasis in... Transfer to... To get a... Courses
Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Communication Communication Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Communication
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (College of Integrative Sciences and Arts) Communication
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Communication
(Bachelor of Arts)
University of Arizona Communication
(Bachelor of Arts)
Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) Communication
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Communication
(Bachelor of Science)
Arizona State University (New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Communication
(Bachelor of Arts)
Northern Arizona University Communication
(Bachelor of Science)
Grand Canyon University Communication
(Bachelor of Arts)

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a certificate within the Communication program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$57,957

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$101,587

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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