Sep 23, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Mass Communication

Associate of Arts | COMM.MASS.AA | Transfer Program
CIP Code: 24.0102
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Program Description

The Mass Communication Concentration prepares students for career positions in film, television, video, radio, and other digital and mass media industries. Most students who complete this program transfer to four-year colleges and universities to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of a wide range of communications and media programs. Students should be acquainted with the program requirements of their desired transfer institution when making course selections. Students should consult with academic advisors and mass communication faculty for transfer opportunities.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Mass Communication Concentration will be able to:

  • Think critically about how mass media influence society
  • Communicate effectively using visual, written, spoken, and non-verbal methods
  • Understand how the various fields in mass communication are structured and function
  • Have an understanding of how technologies associated with mass communication are used

Sequence of Study - Mass Communication Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

Required Courses (in expected order)

Program Total: 60 Credits


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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