“When it came to get a job, I was qualified and prepared. My employer is constantly remarking on my ability to complete challenges with ease and I credit ACC for preparing me with hands-on experience.”
Communications: Broadcasting option (A.S.)
Students choosing the Broadcasting Option focus their studies on media production. Classes include audio, video, and television production, as well as web design. Broadcasting students are encouraged to enroll in the Radio Practicum class and pursue internships, as hands-on experience is highly valued in this aspect of the communications industry. The Broadcasting Option is designed for students wishing to transfer to four-year schools to pursue baccalaureate degrees.
Students graduating with a Communications degree will be able to: Demonstrate critical thinking skills by identifying audiences for various projects, crafting appropriate messages for the defined audience, and creating messages appropriate to the media used; Evaluate print, radio, television, and multimedia messages; Reflect on the use of media messages as tools for self-expression, persuasion, and collaboration; Develop ability to work as part of a team by demonstrating dependability, adaptability, and skill in interpersonal communication; Analyze historic, current, and emerging issues in the communications field; Apply aesthetic values to the creation of audio and visual messages; Demonstrate technical proficiency in the operation of audio/visual equipment as well as editing software; Identify career opportunities in the communications field and become familiar with opportunities for transfer to four-year colleges and earning a baccalaureate degree; Create a body of work to present to potential employers that demonstrates competency in various modes of communication.
Students transfer successfully to the Connecticut State Universities and are able to utilize transfer equivalencies and advising resources. The transfer counselor can always be consulted when transferring. Past students have transferred to Central Connecticut State University, Goddard College, Guilford College, Howard University, Johnson State College, Lesley University, University of Connecticut, University of Maryland – University College and Westfield State University.
The Communications degrees at Asnuntuck Community College are designed with the intention that students will transfer to four-year schools to complete their education. However, students graduating with their Communication associate degree will be prepared for some entry level positions in the communication field.