“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.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
GPA 2.0 required

Number Title Credits
_COM* 101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
COM* 131 Audio Production 3
COM* 166 Video Filmmaking 3
+COM* 232 Advanced Audio Production 3
COM* 241 Television Production 3
+CST* 150 Web Design & Development I 3
+COM* 295 Internship I
              or
+COM* 191 Radio Practicum (1 credit)
              or
COM* Elective 1-3
THR* 110 Acting I 3
A minimum of six credits from the following:
ART* 141 Photography I 3
COM* 121 Journalism I
+COM* 122 Sports Reporting 3
COM* 200 Social Media Marketing 3
+COM* 296 Internship II 3
              or
One course from BBG*, BES*, BFN*, BMG*, BMK*, DGA*, THR* designation 3-4
Minimum Total: 28

Foundation Requirements

Humanities:
Number Title Credits
+ENG* 101 Composition (*) 3
   * Minimum “C” grade required
+ENG* 102 Literature & Composition
or
+ENG* 103 Composition II 3
COM* 173 Public Speaking 3

Humanities Elective

Choose one course from:  ART*, CHI*, COM* 101, 121, 152, 171, 173, 204, ENG* (101 or above), FRE*, GRA*, HIS*, HUM*, MUS* 101, 103, PHL*, SPA*, SGN*, THR*

3
Fine Arts Elective:
Number Title Credits

Choose one course from:  ART*, COM* 166, DAN*, DGA* 111, 128,

ENG* 206, 207, 213, 263, 264, 281, 282, 285, 289, MUS*, THR*

3-4

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
Number Title Credits
SOC* 190 Self and Others: Dynamics of Diversity 3

Two electives in this category

Choose two courses from:  ANT*, ECN*, HIS*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*

6
Math and Science:
Number Title Credits
+ A Math Elective above MAT* 100
3-4

A Science Elective

Choose one course from:  AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EVS*, OCE*, PHY*

(For transfer students a lab science is recommended)

3-4
Open Elective:
Number Title Credits
Choose any credit course numbered 100 or above
3-4
Minimum Total: 61

Program Outcomes:

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.

Transfer Opportunities:

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.

Employment Information:

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.

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Teresa Foley
860.253.3137
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