Communication (Digital Journalism Concentration) Transfer Program

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The Visual Communication program will prepare students for entry level opportunities in the fields of the Arts, AV Tech & Communications or the Information Technology Career Clusters in a variety of positions including for example, AV designer or engineer, broadcast technician, or interactive multimedia development. Students in the Visual Communication program will obtain hands-on experience in a variety of areas including digital art and design, digital video production and marketing along with a practicum to complete the advanced certificate.

The program features a digital audio production control room and studio as well as a state-of-the art television control room with multi-camera video switching, a television production studio with grid lighting and a multimedia lab with the entire Adobe Creative Suite.

Overview for College Success

Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a course is designed to assist students in the navigation of becoming successful in college and life. Major topics include setting academic, career and personal goals; effective communication strategies; study skills; critical thinking; self-discovery; and learning styles. In addition, this course delves into topics such as stress management, diversity and other well-being topics. Students will develop educational and career plans, learn to utilize college resources and receive extensive help in course planning. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.

Students must take OCS 121 if they meet one or more of the following:

  • First time degree seeking students.
  • Transfer student with less than 12 credit hours and no evidence of similar course on transcript.
  • Registering for 6 or more credits.
  • Test into 2 or more developmental classes.
  • Currently does not have OCS credit or registered for OCS.


Recommended AS Transfer Curriculum for Communication (Digital Journalism Concentration)

This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credits in transfer to fulfill requirements in communications. Consult the College & Career Success Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.

All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.

Minimum General Education (39)

Overview for College Success CREDITS
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Communications (9)
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 102 Composition and Research 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (9)
HFA 108
HFA 109
Introduction to Film Appreciation
Introduction to Film History
GROUP II Select from Humanities Electives
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
Social and Behavioral Science (9)
GROUP III Social Science Elective
Students earning an Associate degree must meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in Public Act 87-581.
Mathematics (3)
MTH 115
MTH 126
General Education Mathematics
Fundamentals of Statistics
Select from Mathematics Elective
Physical and Life Science (7-8)
Group V Select from Life Science Elective (Must include one lab) 7-8

Digital Journalism Concentration (18)

COM 105 Mass Communication 3
COM 200 Introduction to Digital Audio Production 3
COM 201 Introduction to Digital Video Production 3
COM 202 Advanced Digital Video Production 3
COM 209 Writing Across the Media 3
COM 220 Digital and Social Media Marketing 3
ART 130 Computer Art I [Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator] 3
ART 140 Photography I Digital 3
ART 141 Photography II Digital 3
ART 265 Computer Art II [Photoshop] 3
BUS 203 Principles of Marketing 3
BUS 211 Principles of Advertising 3
COM 206 Practicum in Media 3
Minimum for AA Degree 62-64