Associate in Arts, Communication Communication Emphasis to BA

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Communication is what allows us to connect with one another, develop interpersonal relationships, and be part of a social community. Learning to communicate well is essential to personal and professional success. Every discipline from journalism and speech writing to business, medicine, and graphic design requires strong communication skills. 

MCC’s courses in communication will help you learn to effectively convey your ideas, make persuasive arguments, and foster relationships through collaborative learning and the use of interactive technology. Get started on this dynamic pathway today.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Communication (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8124
Total Credits Required
60–61
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Communication (Bachelor of Arts)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  • Describe the communication discipline and its central questions.
  • Utilize communication theories and practices to develop, maintain, and manage effective personal and professional relationships.
  • Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
  • Interpret meaning and influence of messages.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals through self-efficacy.
  • Apply ethical communication principles and practices.
  • Utilize communication to manage differences effectively.
  • Evaluate public discourse and advocate a course of civic action.
  • Display competence in oral, written, and visual communication in various personal and professional contexts.

Career Opportunities

Studying communication opens up a wide range of career possibilities in media, business, politics, and beyond. After all, effective communication is essential to every discipline. With an education in communication, you can choose to put your skills to use in any number of careers.

Successful completion of the Associate in Arts, 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* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

$51,974

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$58,129

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$92,353

* 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

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication Critical course Gateway course Meets the SB requirement SB 3
Language Any 101 level Foreign Language 4
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics MA 3–4
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM110 or
COM230 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication COM110 and COM230 meet the SB requirement, COM263 meets (SB, C, G) requirements 3
Language Any 102 level Foreign Language 4
CRE101 or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking If testing out CRE101, complete an elective course L 3
CS
Sigma Chi Eta Honor Society Application, Meet with ASU Transfer Specialist: Select Transfer Path

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM225 Public Speaking Meets the Literacy (L) requirement L 3
COM110 or
COM230 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication COM110 and COM230 meet the SB requirement, COM263 meets (SB, C, G) requirements SB or C, G, SB 3
Language Any 201 level Foreign Language 4
SG or SQ
Meet with ASU Transfer Specialist: Transition to Transfer Institution

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM207 Introduction to Communication Inquiry 3
HU
Language Any 202 level Foreign Language 4
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
Completion of Associate in Arts, Completion of AGEC-A

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
COM100 Introduction to Human Communication Meets the SB requirement SB 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM110 or
COM230 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication COM110 and COM230 meet the SB requirement, COM263 meets (SB, C, G) requirements 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Sigma Chi Eta Honor Society Application, Meet with ASU Transfer Specialist: Select Transfer Path

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics MA 3–4
CRE101 or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM225 Public Speaking Meets the Literacy (L) requirement L 3
HU

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
CS
SG or SQ

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Language Any 101 level Foreign Language 4
COM110 or
COM230 or
COM263
Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication or Elements of Intercultural Communication COM110 and COM230 meet the SB requirement, COM263 meets (SB, C, G) requirements SB or C, G, SB 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Language Any 102 level Foreign Language 4
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design (HU) Course 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
Language Any 201 level Foreign Language 4
Meet with ASU Transfer Specialist: Transition to Transfer Institution

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM207 Introduction to Communication Inquiry 3
Language Any 202 level Foreign Language 4
Completion of Associate in Arts, Completion of AGEC-A

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, Communication (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=135324).

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog Year Effective Dates
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019