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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2022-23 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 2022-23 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Communication Career

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Associate in Science Communication Career

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

The Communication Career Associate in Science degree program is designed to prepare students for direct workforce entry. This option provides a strong general communication background through practical application of digital media production tools and the study of communication history, theory, and ethics. Additionally,students expand their education by exposure to a wide variety of general elective coursework. Many people currently working in the field of communication choose the Communication Career degree program in an effort to expand their potential for growth in the business workforce.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Upon completion of this program students are prepared to pursue many different communication careers in a variety of fields, including television, radio, film, digital media, journalism, public relations, and social media. Although not primarily intended as a transfer degree, some students do continue on to a bachelor’s degree program on a full- or part-time basis.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin their Middlesex experience by taking the foundation-level courses (English and mathematics) along with COM 101-Mass Communication and COM 104-Foundations of Media Production. Internships in film production, television, radio, digital, print and social media are available through COM 223 - Communication Internship.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of the Communication program are prepared to:

  • Develop and produce effective written, oral, and media communications, each with a clear and convincing message, purpose, and target audience, and supported by accurate and detailed research.
  • Demonstrate technical competency and troubleshooting skills using media production tools, equipment, technology, and computer software to produce a range of communication media, including written work, still photos, audio & video productions, and social media.
  • Apply media and visual literacy skills to critically evaluate and analyze the design, message, audience, purpose, and credibility of a source of information.
  • Behave ethically and professionally in accordance with communication industry standards in a variety of situations, including, but not limited to: interpersonal and group settings; written, electronic, and digital communication; presentations; meetings; productions; and team-based settings.
  • Use the tools of communication and mass media to participate effectively in civic contexts and to contribute to meaningful dialogue about local, national, and global issues.

Required Courses

Total Credits:60

* Communications Program Electives can be fulfilled with ART 141- Photography I, ART 144- Digital Photography, ART 155- Electronic Imaging/ Photoshop, BUS 110- Introduction to Business, BUS 240- Principles of Marketing, BUS 241- Global Marketing, BUS 242- Advertising, COM 105- Introduction to Short Film Production, COM 106- Introduction to Film Studies and Analysis, COM 107- Public Relations, COM 109- Reporting and the Internet, COM 110- Screenwriting the Short Film, COM 115- Introduction to Human Communication, COM 121- Introduction to Digital Video Production, COM 123- Introduction to Digital Audio Production, COM 124- Media Writing, COM 127- Introduction to Crisis Communication, COM 150- Introduction to Journalism, or THE 112- Acting for Film/ TV.

♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum


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