Communication Transfer

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Communication

Credits required 62/63

Dean 

Ulli K. Ryder

Program contact 

Joyce Fernandes, Coordinator and Professor of Communication, ext. 3054

Program Code: CO

Program Goals Statement

Students explore the fundamentals of human communication in theory and practice, analyze the historic and contemporary role of mass media and emerging new media in an increasingly diverse society, develop communication skills, and prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university communication program.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Program Information

  • Based on advising and assessment of individual needs and direction, students may select a cluster of communication-related courses and gain practical experience through field-based learning in an area related to mass communication, organizational communication, or public communication.

After BCC

  • Qualified Communication students transfer to four-year schools and may choose from among a variety of careers to pursue that are related to the communication field.

  • BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs website at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Infused General Education Competencies

Ethical Dimensions, Multicultural Perspective, Technical Literacy

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Choose one of the following

MTH 119Fundamental Statistics

3 credits

MTH 125Modern College Mathematics

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Choose one Behavioral/Social Science from the following in addition to the Free Elective

ANT 101Social and Cultural Anthropology

3 credits

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics-Micro

3 credits

GVT 111U.S. Government

3 credits

GVT 112Comparative Government

3 credits

GVT 251State and Local Government

3 credits

HST 115Twentieth Century Social History-1919 to the Present

3 credits

HST 116American Foreign Policy-1898 to the Present

3 credits

PSY 101General Psychology

3 credits

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

SOC 256Race Relations

3 credits

SOC 258Topics in Sociology

3 credits

ELECTIVE Free

3-4 credits

Total Credit Hours:6-7

Must take one free elective

Choose 4 courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

See Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations for course listings
Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:0-14

Program Courses

COM 106Introduction to Communication and College Success

3 credits

COM 111Mass Communication

3 credits

COM 112News Writing and Reporting

3 credits

COM 241Public Relations

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

COM 106: Take first, before other COM courses

Program Electives – Choose one from the following

COM 157Television Production

3 credits

COM 159Video Field Production and Editing

3 credits

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CIS 122Internet Developer

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Program Electives - Choose three, according to transfer requirement or career goal, from among

COM 113Interpersonal Speech

3 credits

COM 114Professional Speaking

3 credits

COM 120Argumentation and Debate

3 credits

COM 157Television Production

3 credits

COM 159Video Field Production and Editing

3 credits

COM 160Intercultural Communication

3 credits

COM 241Public Relations

3 credits

ART 240Introduction to Visual Communication

3 credits

ECN 111Principles of Economics-Macro

3 credits

ECN 112Principles of Economics-Micro

3 credits

ENG 230Film

3 credits

THE 121Voice Production

3 credits

And

CED 210Cooperative Work Experience

3 credits

Or

And

MAR 101Principles of Marketing

3 credits

Or

MAR 255Advertising Principles

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

COM 260 is an optional program elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

Behavioral/Social Science Elective, COM 106, ENG 101, HST 111, MTH 119 or MTH 125

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Lab Science Elective, COM 101, COM 111, ENG 102, HST 112

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Behavioral/Social Science Elective, Lab Science Elective, Program Elective, COM 112, Communications Elective

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Behavioral/Social Science Elective, COM 241, Free Elective, Program Elective, Program Elective, Program Elective

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