Communications - A.S. Degree

Start Your Broadcasting Career at Alvin Community College

Are you interested in Broadcasting or Digital Media content creation? If so, starting an educational journey in Broadcast Communications may be for you. ACC offers specialized coursework in audio and video broadcasting. You will gain valuable experience at KACC-FM, a federally licensed radio station and have the opportunity to produce programming for KACC-TV, the local cable access channel. ACC also offers unique opportunities for internships in commercial, television facilities, production companies and sports broadcasting franchises. Hone your creative skills while preparing to transfer to a university. ACC will make sure you’re ready.

Students in TV Studio  Students in Control Room

ACC offers three Communications - Radio/TV Broadcasting options to help you enter this growing and diverse field including:

  1. An Associate of Science (AS) degree that enables you to transfer to a four-year university to pursue other types of Communications careers.
  2. An Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree that teaches you important fundamentals and provides hands-on training. 
  3. A Certification that can be completed in three semesters, providing you with the skills needed for entry level positions.

Learning Opportunities

Opportunities exist in the areas of performance, programming, news, general administration, engineering and sales. Presently, the fields of broadcast communication, digital media, multimedia production, social network management, corporate and broadcast communication are experiencing remarkable growth. Students who successfully complete this program will be ready to transfer to a university and complete a bachelor’s degree.

What Will I Study?

You will take courses in a wide variety of topics such as:

  • Audio Production
  • Video Production
  • Media Writing
  • Photography
  • and more!

For More Information:
Website: www.alvincollege.edu/communications
Phone:  281.756.3770
Email:  RadioTV@alvincollege.edu

Program Cost*

Approximate costs for the Degree programs are $4,400 for in-district students and $7,160 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary. 

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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COMMUNICATIONS
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE (A.S.) – 
for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university
60 credit hours

 
FIRST YEAR - FALL SEMESTER CREDITS

Δ+COMM 1307 - Introduction to Mass Communication

3

COMM 2311 - Media Writing

3

+ENGL 1301 - Composition I

3

American History Select from American History Core Curriculum

3

Component Area Options Select from Component Area Options Core Curriculum-Group 2

3
FIRST YEAR SPRING SEMESTER

COMM 1318 Photography I

3

COMM 1336 Video Production I

3

ENGL 1302 Composition II

3

MATH 1332 Quantitative Reasoning

3

Social & Behavioral Sciences
Select from Social & Behavioral Sciences Core Curriculum

3
FIRST YEAR SUMMER SEMESTER

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

3

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

3
SECOND YEAR - FIRST SEMESTER 

+Select from American History Core Curriculum

 3

COMM 2303- Audio Production

 3

+GOVT 2305 - Federal Government

 3

+Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

 3

SECOND YEAR SUMMER SEMESTER

COMM 2303 Audio Production I

3

COMM 1337 Video Production II

3

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

3

Life & Physical Sciences Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3
SECOND YEAR SPRING SEMESTER

COMM 2366 Film Appreciation

3

COMM 2305 Editing & Layout

3

Life & Physical Sciences Select from Life & Physical Sciences Core Curriculum

3

American History Select from American History Core Curriculum

3
COMMUNICATIONS-RADIO/TV BROADCASTING (A.S.) DEGREE – CREDIT HOURS  60

+Denotes core requirement. Speak with Department Chair or Academic Advisor for proper course selection.
ΔField of Study Curriculum
*Capstone Course

Communication Elective List for A.S. Degree

ΔCOMM 1319 - Photography II
ΔCOMM 2324 - Practicum in Electronic Media
ΔCOMM 2327 - Introduction to Advertising
ΔCOMM 2331 - Radio/Television Announcing
ΔCOMM 2332 - Radio/Television News

Visit the ACC Catalog page for a complete academic listing.

*How Much Will the Program Cost?

Yearly costs for the Degree programs are approximately $4,400 for in-district students and $7,160 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary.

 Approximate costs for the Certificate program are $2,200 for in-district students and $3,580 for those out-of-district. This includes tuition and fees. Additional fees for books and supplies may vary.

For more information on education costs, payment options, payment plans, deadlines and more, visit our Tuition and Fees section.

Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  For more information, visit our Financial Aid section.

*Alvin Community College may change tuition rates and other fees without notice or when so directed by the Board of Regents.

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