Aug 16, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
  
College Catalog 2022-2023

Communication Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Timothy Cochran, 413.552.2484, tcochran@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The communication option provides a foundational understanding of communication in society and in our everyday lives, as well as the opportunity for students to develop skills in digital media production. 

Goals of the program are both skills-based and analytical:

  • To introduce students to a variety of perspectives from which human communication may be studied 

  • To foster communication competence in a variety of personal and professional contexts

  • To stimulate cultural awareness by fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of intercultural differences

  • To develop an understanding of media institutions, media history, and the effects of media on society and individuals

  • To communicate ideas effectively using a variety of digital media. 

The program prepares students for transfer to a 4-year institution, and is suited for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of:

  • Advertising
  • Broadcasting
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Digital content creation
  • Education
  • Film
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Public relations
  • Social Media
  • Theater

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • communicate effectively a variety of contexts (e.g. interpersonal, group, public and professional communication, and mass media)
  • adapt communication to diverse social situations
  • apply critical thinking through observing, analyzing, and assessing communication
  • recognize diverse perspectives and the ways they influence communication
  • demonstrate skill in audio and video production, digital imaging, and storytelling

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 35-36 CREDITS


SUGGESTED ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS


Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • General Elective Credit(s): 4

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

1 A maximum of 6 practicum credits can be used towards this degree.

Only 6 non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online. Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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