Sep 21, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Communication Arts & Technologies A.A., Journalism: Electronic & Broadcast Communication Option


The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
ENGL 1083 - Grammar and Mechanics   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
JRMC 1013 - Introduction to Mass Communications   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or higher level General Education Math 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteeer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 2103 - Interpersonal Communication   3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
Journalism Elective. JRMC 1103 - Introduction to Broadcasting  is recommended. 3
Journalism Elective. JRMC 1113 - Writing for the Mass Media  is recommended. 3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3-4
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)   3
General Education Science (with lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 4-5
Journalism Elective. JRMC 1123 - News Writing and Reporting  is recommended. 3
Journalism Elective. JRMC 2573 - Videography  is recommended. 3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Milestones

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
General Education Humanities Electives.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list and select two courses.  The following are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: From the Renaissance to the Present (H)  
HUMN 2323 - 20th Century Humanities (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
MUSC 1153 - American Popular Music (H)  
6
Recommended Elective.  Depending on credit hours taken for Science courses, these credit hours may not be needed to complete the 60 hours required for graduation.  JRMC 2023 - Electronic Communication  is a recommended course. 0-2
Required General Education Elective. Select one three-hour course from one of the following: Psychology, Social Sciences, Foreign Language, or Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre).  The following courses are recommended:
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
3
Total Credit Hours 12-14

Milestones

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.