Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Communication Communication Emphasis to BS

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This is an archived pathway map for a previous catalog year, 2018-2019 (5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019). If you wish to see the current version that is meant for current and future students, a link is available below:

Communication Emphasis to BS

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, Emphasis in Communication (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8124
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Effective Dates
5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Communication (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

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

  1. Describe the communication discipline and its central questions.
  2. Utilize communication theories and practices to develop, maintain, and manage effective personal and professional relationships.
  3. Create messages appropriate to the audience, purpose, and context.
  4. Interpret meaning and influence of messages.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to accomplish communicative goals through self-efficacy.
  6. Apply ethical communication principles and practices.
  7. Utilize communication to manage differences effectively.
  8. Evaluate public discourse and advocate a course of civic action.
  9. 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 this 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. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

$51,991

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$58,129

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

$92,371

* 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 current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by 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 Sequence

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 areas if not otherwise met by other program 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
Elective Elective Course 3
MAT141 or
MAT142
College Mathematics or College Mathematics MA 3–4
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design 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
Elective Elective Course 3
CRE101 or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Elective If testing out of CRE101, complete an elective 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
Elective Elective Course 3
SG or SQ
HU
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
Elective Three Elective Courses 9
SQ Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
Completion of Associate in Arts, Completion of AGEC-A

Part-time Sequence

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 areas if not otherwise met by other program 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 or Elective If testing out of CRE101, complete an elective 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
Elective Elective Course 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

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Elective Elective Course 3
HU Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 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
Elective Elective Course 3
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
Elective Elective Course 3
Completion of Associate in Arts, Completion of AGEC-A

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Two Elective Courses 6

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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.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

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