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Communications

Male student holding trophiesCommunications professionals play an important role in the information economy. News media, business marketing, and entertainment are just a few of the industries that offer career opportunities in this field.  

Female student holding trophiesThis program is designed for students interested in any of the following areas: Broadcasting and Radio, Journalism, Speech Communication or Speech Education. Students may take electives in their area of concentration and should consult the course description area of the catalog for specific coursework in the communication field. Students would also be advised to consult the catalog of the college to which they plan to transfer to make certain that they are meeting basic requirements.

Students may take electives in their area of concentration and should consult the course description area of the catalog for specific coursework in the communication field.  The program prepares students for entry-level positions in the industry as well as providing a sound foundation for continuing their studies at a four-year college or university.

An ICC degree in Communications easily transfers and students wanting to continue their educations should seek advising from the Communications Department.

If you would like more information about the Communications Program at Independence Community College, contact:

Professor Konye Ori
(620) 332-5467
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Communication (COM)
Degree: Associate of Arts

Suggested Four-Semester Plan

Course Title Credit Hours
 

First Semester:

English Composition I 3
College Algebra or higher 3
Computer Concepts & Applications or
Computer Information Systems
3
Interpersonal Communication 3
Communication Elective** 3
Term Total 15
 

Second Semester:

English Composition II 3
Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective* 3
Science Elective* 5
Communication Elective** 3
Term Total 17
 

Third Semester:

Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective* 3
Public Speaking 3
Communication Elective** 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Term Total 18
 

Fourth Semester:

Arts/Humanities Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective* 3
Communication Elective** 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
Term Total 15
   

Total

65

*See Courses that meet General Education Graduation Requirements for a list of courses meeting the math/science, arts/humanities, and social/behavioral science requirements.

**Communication Electives:

  • Photography I & II
  • Business Communication
  • Computer Applications: Adobe Photoshop
  • Commercial Art I