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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Mass Communication - A.S. (TTP)


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The Department of Communication offers several degree programs.  Communication is the study of human interaction in interpersonal, group and public settings. The Associate of Science in Mass Communication is a two-year program for students planning to continue their education to earn a bachelor’s degree in mass communication or related fields.

Transfer Options
The Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) degree is designed to create a smooth transition to all public universities offering a Baccalaureate degree in this major by guaranteeing the transferability of all courses. For transfer to other four-year institutions, contact an advisor at the senior institution.  Note:  There are to be no course substitutions in this program

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Elective (Outside Mass Communication) Credits: (7)

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements

Career and Salary Information


The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed. 

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Marketing Specialist $28,160 $91,820
Marketing Manager $45,230 $165,580
Communication Director $45,950 $138,900

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule.  Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

 

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Mathematics (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (15)


  • Mass Communication Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Elective (Outside Mass Communication) Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature Course - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Mass Communication Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (14)


  • Elective (Outside Mass Communication) Credits: (1)
  • Elective (Outside Mass Communication) Credits: (3)
  • History (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (4)

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