Nov 30, 2020  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Communication Arts & Technologies A.A., 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
COLL 1003 - College Success    3
COMM 1113 - Public Speaking   3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
MCOM 1013 - Introduction to Mass Communication   3
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 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 2103 - Interpersonal Communication   3
Communication Elective.  COMM 2243 - Small Group Communication  is recommended. 3
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
General Education Humanities Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
MUSC 1153 - American Popular Music (H)  
3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or higher level General Education Math 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)   3
Communication Elective.  COMM 2073 - Oral Interpretation  is recommended. 3
Communication Elective.  COMM 2093 - Leadership and Professional Communication  is recommended. 3
General Education Science (without lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for a complete course list. 3-4 hours
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Communication Elective. COMM 2503 - Contemporary Issues in Communication  is recommended. 3
Communication Elective.  COMM 2553 - Introduction to Rhetorical Theory  is recommended. 3
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 Elective.  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
MUSC 1153 - American Popular Music (H)  
3
General Education Science (with lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 4-5
Total Credit Hours 16-17

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

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.