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Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4 Semesters

Location: Centennial, Rampart Range, Downtown Studio

Transferability: Transferable, Guaranteed Transfer (GT)

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Why choose communication at ppsc?

In PPSC's Communication program, you will develop communication skills for effective verbal and nonverbal behaviors in the areas of public speaking, cultural interaction and inclusion, interpersonal relationships, group participation, and professional projects. Although many Communication students enter fields of publishing, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting, the skills you learn here will help you wherever your career path leads.

Career Options

The ability to be a persuasive communicator is key to advancement in virtually every career field. Employment possibilities include the following.

  • Television Host
  • Education
  • Training and Development
  • Leadership
  • International Relations
  • Sales
  • Government and Corporate Communication
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COM Classes You Might Take

Check out the classes you may take while studying Communication:

class 1

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis and delivery.

class 2

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social, and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.

class 3

Examines group communication theories with an emphasis on leadership and group behaviors. The course provides opportunities for group participation.

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Getting a degree in Communication at PPSC means having the privilege to study something that is often underrated but critical to the functionality of the world we live in.

Ashley Murdzia Communication Major

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Communication program, you should be able to:

  • Develop a central message using the content and supporting materials
  • Incorporate language that is appropriate to the audience
  • Demonstrate performance skills to share content with a particular audience for a specific occasion and purpose
  • Implement an organization pattern that results in a cohesive presentation
  • Employ language that enhances the presentation
  • Make reference to and connect information through analysis that supports the presentation while establishing the presenter’s credibility/authority on the topic 
  • Incorporate a variety of types of supporting material
  • Manage visual aids with appropriate technology



1st semester plan

math & english requirements

1st semester plan

ENG 1021 - English Composition I (3)

1 GT Pathways Mathematics course from GT-MA1 (3) prefer MAT 1240 

1 GT Pathways Arts and Humanities course from AH2, AH3, or AH4 (3)

COM 1150 – Public Speaking (3)

1 GT Pathways Social and Behavioral Sciences course from SS1, SS2, or SS3 (3)

math & english requirements

Math requirements

GT Pathways Mathematics course from GT-MA1 minimum 3 credit hours, prefer MAT 1240 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts

English requirements

ENG 1021 - English Composition I (3)

ENG 1022 - English Composition II (3)