Communication Studies

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Communication Studies Program Description


AA-T Communication Studies for Transfer
A.A. Communication, Organizational Communication

Certificate of Achievement

Applied Communication Skills

Program Description

The role of communication in the workplace today has grown in importance, and workplace communication competencies are increasingly in demand. The number one skill identified by employers is the ability to communicate clearly in both oral and written form. The number two skill identified by employers as necessary is the ability to work effectively as a member of a team. A competitive workplace requires employees to exercise competence in interview skills, professional presentations, written communication, group problem solving, intercultural interactions, conflict management, and analytical reasoning. This transferable degree gives students a foundation that can be used in any career path, increasing one's preparation for employment and transferability to a university.

Career Opportunities

  • Public Information
  • Human Resources Development
  • Motivational Speaking
  • Political Speech Writing
  • Radio & Television
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • College & University Instruction
  • Organizational Administration
  • Negotiation & Mediation Services
  • Writing for Publication
  • Personnel Management
  • Customer Service
  • Social Science Research
  • Corporate Imaging
  • Campaign Management
  • Marketing
  • Community Relations
  • Grant Writing
  • Corporate Training


  • Degree and Certificate programs
  • Transfer requirements simultaneously met while pursuing degree
  • For additional program information, contact any of our full time faculty:
    Ellen Arden-Ogle (916) 691-7642
    Dan DuBray (916) 691-7493
    Georgine Hodgkinson (916) 691-7172
    Nathan Miller (916) 916-7336

Our courses are interdisciplinary in nature. Communication Studies offers students an opportunity to explore coursework in oral communication, critical thinking, social sciences, multicultural studies, and living skills.

Students will find this background helpful and applicable to their everyday pursuits. Students intending to transfer to a university will have a solid base of courses that will interface with further, focused study in a major. For those wishing to pursue a university degree in the field of communication, degrees can be earned with emphasis in the following areas: Mass Media Studies Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts Organizational Communication Intercultural Communication Visual Communication Rhetoric Group Communication Interpersonal Communication

Note to Transfer Students:
If you are interested in transferring to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in this major, it is critical that you meet with a CRC counselor to select and plan the courses for your major. Schools vary widely in terms of the required preparation. The courses that CRC requires for an associate’s degree in this major may be different from the requirements needed for the bachelor’s degree.

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