Associate of Science l 63 credits minimum
Division of Communication and Performing Arts
South City Campus: SCM 1-159
General Information: (801) 957-3099
Academic and Career Advising
Academic Advisor: Cindy Clark, SSC 1.061ME (801) 957-3361
Academic Advisor: Gordon Storrs, SCC 1.061MD (801) 957-3361
Professors - Carolyn Clark, Shirley Jones
Associate Professors - Nick Burns, Julie Gay, Shirene McKay, Tamra Phillips
Assistant Professors - Roger Johnson, Jodie Jones, Tyler Smith, Jay Williams
Program Description: An Associate of Science degree may be obtained while pursuing coursework in Communication. The AS requires a minimum of 63 semester credit hours with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better (2.6 or better is required for students transferring to the University of Utah). Elective hours may be selected from department-approved lists to emphasize the student’s interest area within communication. Communication courses range from basic introductory course (COMM 1010 ) to specialized courses in broadcasting, journalism, public relations, rhetoric, persuasion, interpersonal communication, small group communication, organizational communication, public speaking and conflict resolution. CO-OP Internship (COMM 2000 ) is strongly recommended. Students may earn a portion of their elective credits by accepting and successfully fulfilling an available student internship within their area of interest.
The Mass Communication Center (MCC) sets the Communication Department apart from other college programs. MCC provides a valuable step between coursework and working in the real world. The Communication Department and MCC also collaborate to provide students independent study opportunities and valuable internships. For more information about MCC visit www.slcc.edu/mcc.
Career Opportunities: Administrative Aide/Consultant, Business Manager, Child Language Specialist, Community Affairs Specialist, Communication Analyst, Community Relations Specialist, Communication Researcher, Corporate Trainer, Crisis Manager, Development (fund raising), Diversity Consultant, Issues Advocate, Events Planner, Negotiation Director, Lobbyist, Political Analyst, Publicist, Speech Writer/Coach, etc.
Transfer/Articulation Information: Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information. See SPECIAL ADVISING NOTE (below).
Estimated Cost for Students: Cost for general student supplies and texts are comparable with other General Education classes. Classes requiring registration for a lab may require a small replacement and disposable fee to cover the cost of the student’s use of lab facilities and supplies.
Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow suggested sample schedule, completion time is four semesters.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes
||Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
|Students completing the AS degree via Communication coursework in either Mass or Speech Communication shall:
Students completing the AS degree via Communication with the Speech Communication option must also:
- Acquire substantive knowledge in Communication.
- Be prepared for further study in Communication or in a related discipline at a four-year college or university.
- Understand key concepts related to interpretive and social science studies of communication.
- Demonstrate effective communication in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
- Demonstrate ability to comprehend and interpret communication texts.
- Write effectively to business, academic and community audiences.
- Develop effective public speaking skills.
- Improve listening skills in the workplace, community, and personal lives.
Students completing the AS degree via Communication with the Mass Communication Option must also:
- Demonstrated a foundational understanding of argumentation, conflict resolution, interpersonal, small group and organizational communication.
- Demonstrate a solid foundational understanding of broadcasting, broadcast journalism, print journalism, media management and communication technology.
|1 - Substantive Knowledge
2 - Communicate Effectively
|Students completing the AS degree via Communication with the Speech or Mass Communication options will demonstrate the ability to think critically:
- Recognize basic logical fallacies.
- Monitor their own communication habits.
- Use sound reasoning.
- Incorporate authoritative references.
- Recognize ethical considerations inherently involved in communication situations.
|4 - Think Critically
|Students completing the AS degree via Communication with the Speech or Mass Communication options will demonstrate the ability to be civically engaged:
- Develop cultural sensitivity as a foundation for effective communication with people of diverse backgrounds.
- Develop an awareness of civil rights and responsibilities for communicators in a democracy.
- Articulate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Engage in informed dialogue examining conflicting points of view.
- Respect others’ points of view.
- Develop an awareness of the role and skills required of communicators as leaders in the workplace and the community.
|5 - Civic Engagement and/or Working Professionally