Communication Pathway

These represent sample pathways toward an Associate of Arts in Communication. The Associate degree in Communication provides communication skills much in demand in most workplaces: skills in oral presentations, audience analysis, listening, decision making, verbal and non-verbal communication, intercultural awareness, interviewing, interpersonal communication, and group communication dynamics. The associate degree is ideal for transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree program to prepare for a career in public relations, marketing, media planning, advertising, human relations, and more. Where noted, these courses are guaranteed to transfer to any public Ohio college under the Ohio Transfer Module (general education) and/or Transfer Assurance Guide. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted prerequisite exceptions, they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degrees page.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English: Composition
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability and Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Mathematics & Statistics
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG and OTM / Social & Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG and OTM / English: Oral Communication
Course: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG and OTM / Arts & Humanities

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: English Composition II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English: Composition
Course: HIST 1010
Course Title: American History I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: COMM 2030
Course Title: Interpersonal Communication
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: COMM 2010
Course Title: Group Communication
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
1 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer WritePlacer=>5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Reading score >= 250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score =>22 or Accuplacer Next-Generation Quantitative Reasoning score =>263). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 Prerequisite is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.