- Tell me more about the communications degree program.
Asnuntuck Community College offers an associate in science degree in communications, and a broadcasting option as well. The communications program is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge and skills needed in the rapidly changing field of communications. This program is intended for students wishing to transfer to four year schools to further their studies, and complete baccalaureate degrees.
- What about the broadcasting option?
Students choosing the broadcasting option focus their studies on media production. Classes include audio, video, and television production, as well as web designed. Broadcasting students are highly 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 college catalog provides information about the structure of the degree program and what courses you’ll need to take, many of which are offered on a rotating basis through semesters. You’ll work with the communications program coordinator on advising and transfers to four year colleges.
- What are some skills that I will gain in the broadcasting program?
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 communications.
- Where have prior students transferred?
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, and Westfield State University.
- Will I be able to secure a job right after completing the associates’ degree?
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 field.
- Who can I contact for more information or a tour?
For more information on the program, radio station or to take a tour of the radio station, you can email Adam Rivers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What areas does WACC cover?
While covering the above areas on 107.7 FM, WACC can also be heard anywhere in the world – with the WACC app for Android (link), WACC app for iOS (link), or here at asnuntuck.edu.
Audio/Radio Classes for the Spring 2018 semester:
COM 131: Audio Production | Saturday mornings 9am-11:55am
COM 191: Radio Practicum | your choice of a 3 hour show
COM 232: Advanced Audio Production | Monday night 6:30pm-9:25pm
*COM191 and COM232 require the completion of COM131 with a C- or better.