Jun 18, 2019  
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog 
    
2015-2016 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mass Communication - A.A. (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 Art 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. 

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)


  • History Credits: (6)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (at least one course in Literature) Credits: (9)
  • Mathematics Credits: (3)
  • Natural Sciences Credits: (8)
  • Social Behavioral Sciences Credits: (6)

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) Credits: (6)
  • Electives (Outside Mass Communication) Credits: (1)

Mass Communication Electives


Choose two courses (Practicum courses are excluded as acceptable electives) from the following:

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


Computer Literacy Requirement


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

Career and Salary Information


Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Marketing Specialist $27,500 $94,700
Marketing Manager $43,600 $176,600
Communication Director $45,100 $187,200

Career and salary information taken from onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

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.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (15)


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


  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) 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)
  • Foreign Language (One Year Sequence in Single Foreign Language) 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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