A.A.S. Program Course List

Communications Technology

Communications

A.A.S. Degree (O)

The Communications program provides essential background for students preparing for careers in the print or broadcasting media. Students learn how to write news articles for print and broadcast. They learn how to operate industry standard equipment and software. Instruction is also given in copy writing and in selling advertisements for different types of media. The program emphasizes hands-on experience with students participating in the student-produced website "The Wire" and serving an internship prior to graduation.

CORE COURSES

Courses Credits
ENG 101 Crit Thinking & Acad Writing 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
MAT 120 Math for Behavioral Sciences 3
POL 111 Political Science 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3

PROGRAM/MAJOR COURSES

Courses Credits
COM 110 Intro. to Video Production 3
COM 140 Newswriting I 3
COM 150 Intro to Electronic Media 3
COM 240 Mass Media Law 3
COM 242 Newswriting II 3
COM 250 Photography 4
COM 251 Layout and Design 3
COM 293 Internship with Seminar 5
Select 2 course(s) from:
COM 142 Radio Production 3
COM 152 Podcasting 3
COM 160 Intro to Public Relations 3
COM 210 Advanced Video Production 3
COM 246 Introduction to Film 4
COM 252 Advanced Photography 4

PROGRAM/MAJOR SUPPORT COURSES

Courses Credits
CIS 107 Intro to Computers/Application 3
HIS 111 U. S. History: Pre-Civil War 3
MKT 212 Principles of Marketing 3
OAT 242 Desktop Publishing 4
ENG 129 Creative Writing 3
or
ENG 124 Oral Communications 3