Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: Communication Arts & Technologies A.A., Mass Communication: 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
COLL 1002 - First Year Experience Seminar    3
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
MCOM 1013 - Introduction to Mass Communication   3
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  or 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
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
MCOM 1103 - Introduction to Broadcasting   3
MCOM 1113 - Writing for the Mass Media   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   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
General Education Science. See the General Education Requirements  for the complete course list. 3
General Education Humanities Electives.  See the General Education Requirements .  The following 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
MCOM 2023 - Electronic Communication   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   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 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
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 .  The following 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
MCOM 2123 - News Writing and Reporting    3
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)   4

Select one of the following:

MCOM 2173 - Advanced Broadcasting  

MCOM 2573 - Videography  

DGMD 2353 - Adobe Premiere  

3
Total Credit Hours 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 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.